Introduction: Newspaper Shoes

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Here's a fun way to revamp a plain pair of old shoes!

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
-A pair of shoes that you're willing to cover (I used a pair that I found at a garage sale)
-newpapers (or magazines)
-hot glue gun
-ModPodge (optional)

Step 2: Create the Folds

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Cut out a chunk of newpaper. The size doesn't need to be a specific length, just as long as it's big enough to cover one side of the shoe. Fold each strip accordian-style; as if you're making a paper fan.

Step 3: Attach the Folds

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Glue the strips of paper onto the shoes with a hot glue gun. This step involves some improvising. Your technique for attaching the paper might give you a different result than mine, but that's what makes each pair of shoes unique! The most important thing is that your paper is attached neatly and tightly, completely covering the shoe. I also used ModPodge on top of the paper to add extra shine. You can also use a sealer for more protection. My word of advice is to never wear these shoes on wet days!

Step 4: Flower Addition

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I created the flowers by combining groups of 3 petals. This is another step that you can make your own. I recommend using layers of petals to give your flowers more depth.

Step 5: Presto! New Shoes!

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T0BY (author)2016-12-06

Awesome idea!

selinacao (author)2013-11-18

wow , the shoes is very very nice , i like it very much . i bought one pair from this website , the shoes is very comfortable to wear : Toms women

KookyKreations (author)2013-04-18

I love these! What a fun idea for a party or other indoor occassion :)

ladylissa (author)KookyKreations2013-04-22

If you varnish them they'd be glossy AND water resistant!

ladylissa (author)2013-04-22

I'm making these tomorrow! I have the perfect black pumps and TONS of newspapers in the recycle bin! Thank you for the inspiration!

gallimaufry (author)2013-04-21

Very cute.

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-04-16

a dress to go with your shoes ;)

ofm11 (author)sabu.dawdy2013-04-16

I love it! That must have taken SO much time!

sabu.dawdy (author)ofm112013-04-18

hahaa :D

prixprix (author)2013-04-16


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-04-15

Such a cool idea!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-04-14

Very fun!

Jessie Marie (author)2013-04-14

What a neat idea!

jessyratfink (author)2013-04-14

Those are gorgeous!

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