I have yet to meet a hand me down I didn't like.
They fall into three categories:
1. Ready to wear
2. Ready to upcycle or refab
3. Ready to go to Grandma's
(the grandmas are much more tolerant of
messy activities than my stain OCD allows.)
This pair of shoes might have been cute once, but camo isn't Lucy's thing.
However, Mean Mom made her have a St. Patrick's birthday party
instead of a Tink one and is feeling a wee bit guilty.
A refab of the camo shoes was in order.
Sort of a mea culpa.
What you need:
Old slip on type shoes
A glue gun and lots of glue sticks
Stretch sequin trim (I got mine at Walmart for about $3)
Unfortunately, there will be no pictures of the rest of the steps because
hot glue gun + melting sequins + trying to take pictures
with my left hand wasn't working.
But I am sure you get the idea.
Just run a bead of glue, stretch the sequins along it
and repeat until the shoes are covered.
Add on some pom poms, strap you child in her carseat so she stays
still enough to shoot a picture of the final product and you are done.
Bye bye camo, hello Tinkerbell.
Decent shoes recycled for $3.
All in about ten minutes.
My kind of project.