DIY | Burlap Cap-Toe Heels

I was at a church meeting on Saturday and looked down at my shoes to see the toe was a little worn. I left that meeting with lots of information and- a plan to cover the toes of my heels. Fabric was my first idea, then I thought of my burlap banner and thought to myself.. that my actually work! And it did!
 If you have a pair of heels you want to refashion or just need a change..then try this!








My thought process was simple..add burlap to the toe. It was fairly easy to do but I didn't take pictures along the way! So I will try my best to explain.


You will need:
//A pair of Heels 
(find a pair you dont wear often or pick up an 
inexpensive pair at a thrift store or walmart.)
//burlap
//mod
podge

//paint brush
//scissors
//glue gun & glue

Directions: 
Step 1. Cut your burlap into a fairly big piece. Hold your piece next to the toe of the shoe to see how big it needs to be. (Cut enough to wrap around the bottom of the shoe.) You can cut off the extra after you glue it, so its not a big deal if its too big.

Step 2. Decide how high up you want to cover and put mod podge on that area.

Step 3: Press your burlap onto the glue. It wont stick at first and you might need to add more before you hot glue it but don't worry...it will help keep the burlap in place once it dries.
Step 4: Turn the shoe over and place hot glue along the edges of the shoe. Fold over burlap and press burlap to glue for a few seconds (be careful not to burn yourself!). Cut off excess burlap. The very top part of the toe you will need to fold and then glue. This part was a little tricky so you many need to try it a few times before you glue to make sure it folds down and makes a nice tip.

Step 5: Cut off any excess on the bottom of the shoe. The bottom of the shoe will have some fabric on and you can decide if you want to cover it with more burlap if you want. 

Step 6:  You can choose to add ribbon or anything to give it more of a complete look. 

There are so many different ways to decorate them! For now I will be sticking with just the burlap, but may decide to decorate them a little more later on :)
** I would suggest wearing these when they wont get wet, but you can try water-proofing them if you would like.


I loved how they turned out! 

I link:
Lil Luna


8 comments:

Designed Decor said...

What a creative idea! I love the look with the red strip! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share this post or any social media sites. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party-9/

the cape on the corner said...

great idea! this is better than my usual solution, which is to color it in with a sharpie, lol.

Michelle Lunt said...

How clever. They turned out so adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

Warmly, Michelle
Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

These are so cute. I love what you did. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/02/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_26.html
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #6!

Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

Hope you have a great rest of your week :)

Shauna
http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

Nancy Bandzuch said...

Okay, holy moly I love this! Who knew that burlap could be so classy? Going down to dig through my fabric stash right now. I'd really love it if you'd add this my Oldie's link party! http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/03/an-oldie-but-goodie-10.html

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

That is awesome! What a great idea! Oh, and I totally have those same black heels from Target. I've had them forever!

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