Wednesday, April 23, 2008

(( A Tutorial ))
I bought the magazine, Paper Trends, because of this tutorial in it.
I want to share it for anyone else who would like to make
a pair... or be inspired to cover something else with ribbon.
Let your imagination fly!
1. Use a pair of shoes that is as plain as possible. Even canvas shoes
will work.
2. Gather up ribbon scraps or buy some ribbon to match an outfit.
3. Paint RIBBONSTIFF by Strano Designs across the back of each
ribbon and let it dry.

4. Start with the heel of one shoe. Measure a wide piece of ribbon
and fold in half over the heel. Glue in place

5. Measure, cut, and glue pieces of ribbon to cover the rest of the shoe.
You can put the ribbon edges flush with each other or overlap them.

6. To help keep the ribbon stay in place, paint over them with several
coats of a decoupage medium.


Use strong double-sided adhesive to attach the ribbon
or you can try using the decoupage medium.
Just think of all the possibilities!!

I'm thinking of a ribbon purse or clutch.
( Photos are from Paper Trends )
Make this a good day!


Angie said...

Very fun idea, my friend. Very fun indeed.

Junie Moon said...

What a fantastic project, Joni! It looks gorgeous and I really appreciate your tutorial on making this. I strongly suspect that anyone walking into your house will have their shoes carefully examined. They'll have to watch out that their shoes don't suddenly disappear and then reappear all gussied up. What a truly fun and creative project!

Jacquie said...

What a great idea! These are very cute and whimsical. My husband might even notice my shoes!

Anina said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!

Helen Hancock said...

Hehehehe....these should be renames Grammy J shoes....they are so you! Gorgeous

melanie said...

now this is right up my alley! :)
thanks for sharing.

Thimbleanna said...

I swear Joni -- how do you find this stuff??? Those shoes are ADORABLE!!!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Those shoes are super cute!


BarbO said...

Cute shoes!! Do I feel some hot pink and green ones showing up at the "night before the wedding" party?

artisbliss said...

These are so cute and clever!!

KCQuilter said...

What a great idea!!!! Will save your tute and hope to do this sometime soon!!

KCQuilter said...

What a great idea!!!! Will save your tute and hope to do this sometime soon!!

Nan said...

Hummmm.... That's what I said when I saw these shoes, why? Because it made my brain start thinking of all the other possibilities!!! Thanks for sharing this.

signsoftimensuch said...

you are so creative..I love your blog..thanks for all you have on here and good luck on your weightloss..hugs, cheryl

preppy little dress said...

joni, you are so creative. i have enjoyed reading your blog. i will have to try those ribbon shoes - it looks like a lot of fun! thanks for posting, i have officially put you on my favorites!