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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

P is for Pencil Shoes

Wow! You guys are so sweet! There were a lot of requests in the comments, here and on facebook, for me to explain how I made the pencil shoes.

I saw this pair on ModCloth (pinterest find!) and wanted them BAD! Then I saw the price and I wanted to win the lottery BAD!

Found on ModCloth for more than I would ever spend...
So me being cheap... I found a pair of "old lady shoes" (no offense meant to anyone offended) at a thrift store. These were gold and very clean inside. Score!  I liked that these went halfway up my foot.  I thought black would work best, but that would have been hard to paint over.

I cannot believe this picture was still on my iPhone!
 You can see the materials I used: sponge brushes, electrical tape, paint (black, yellow, pink, silver, off white) *Cantankerous cat optional.

I simply taped off the sections I wanted by wrapping the tape completely around the shoe. I painted the toes black and the back heels pink and let dry. It's not in the picture but then I painted the yellow next. I removed the black tape on the toes and painted that section off white. The strip of tape on the back ended up being the perfect width for the silver.

They did need several coats and I strongly recommend a coat of Mod Podge or other clear varnish.

They were really easy to make and will definitely make a statement when I wear them. =) Maybe a little Ms. Frizzle-ish?

I think they needed the No. 2 to look complete.
All this talk about pencils made me remember this post. I think I'm ready to get a new crop of darlings already. They are the reason I can wear pencil shoes.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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  1. I am going to have to find some 'old ladies' shoes :)
    My Second Sense

  2. They are so cute!! Very creative!!!

  3. Thank you so much! I also wanted the ModCloth version but can not possibly spend that much on shoes (especially considering I only plan on wearing them during standardized testing). Now I'm going to make my own!

  4. I like these shoes better than the originals! :)

  5. I like these better than the originals! So cute!! :)