Do you have old and worn out pair of shoes that you would like to up-cycle and do something entirely creative with?
Well, here is 5 up-cycling hacks that you would want to try out at home this week. The materials needed for this can be easily gotten so don’t fret about having to find them. Isn’t this cool!
Let’s get creative, shall we!
- Up-cycling of Unwearable Shoes
If you own any unwearable shoes or worn out shoes, you can upcycle them into something entirely different. It would have a new style, a new look and so much more. It all depends on you. To upcycle an unwearable shoe, you can crochet new designs onto the worn out shoes. In the end, your old shoes get a more stylish look and they get to last longer.
- Dyeing Old Pairs of Worn out Shoes
Shoe dyeing is another great hack to use in the recycling of worn out or faded shoes. The beautiful thing about shoe dyes is they can be easily gotten and one can choose to dye their unwearable shoes to any colours of their choice. Note that the dye used must be able to penetrate the shoe material you would like to dye as well as be water resistant and be long lasting. Whenever you notice the dye fading, try to apply more dye or it would be faded and patches of different colours can be seen too.
- Use of Sharpies and Fashion Paints
Fabric painting is an ancient practice that has evolved even to this very day. It is the art of using handy things such as paints, brushes and other tools to apply designs and pictures to all types of materials.
This art can be done on a worn out shoe using a sharpie and any fabric paint of your choice. Fabric painting is an upscale from dyeing the unwearable shoes to a whole new level.
If you do not know how to fabric paint, there are tons of videos on YouTube that can give you the information you need to recycle that shoe you have. What are you waiting for? Let’s get fabric painting!
- Use of Shoe Glitters
This recycling hack is fabulous for that pair of heels you love so much but due to so much use has become worn out. To spruce up the look, you can make use of sequins, glitter, jewels or flat back crystals (rhinestones). These are used to give those scruffy heels some bling that it’s been missing. PVA glue would also be required for this process to hold fast the shiny stones.
- Complete Refashioning of Unwearable Shoes
In this scenario where the shoe is so unwearable but you still can’t part from it, don’t worry, we still have one more hack for you!
You can retain some integral parts of the shoe that make up the skeleton of the shoe like the sole and change things like the strap or whatever it is that needs to be saved.
The feeling you get when you behold a new shoe, you can bet you will get them when you view the final work.
So, did you find these tips very useful? Do let us know in the comment section below.
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