Fat Bottom Upcycled Shoe Clips




These shoe clips are a decortaive accessory made from the bottom of plastic bottles

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Cutting the Plastic Bottle

First, find a couple of platic bottles and after washing and cleaning them, cut the bottoms off by pressing the bottle inward and cutting at the seam.

Step 2: More Cutting, Shaping Really ;)

Now, cut again, diagonally and then horizontally along the plastic bottle bootom. What should be left is a flower shape.

Step 3: Shape

This is the correct shape

Step 4: Decorate!

Now you are ready to decorate! I have used paint and vintage buttons, but really, you could use all sorts of things: glitter, decoupage, fabric, what ever!

Step 5: Glue on the Clip

Once you have decorated, you are ready to glue on your clip.
I use clips intended for clip on earrings, so they will not harm your shoe or clothes.

I have not found a superglue yet that will adhere metal to plastic without quickly falling apart, so I put a tiny little piece of fabric between the clip and the plastic bottom to ensure it is secure.

Step 6: Your Finished!

And that's it, you now have a really rad, new, upcycled accessory!

Keep the Bottle Contest

Participated in the
Keep the Bottle Contest

Be the First to Share


    • Fashion Contest

      Fashion Contest
    • Reuse Contest

      Reuse Contest
    • Hot Glue Speed Challenge

      Hot Glue Speed Challenge

    3 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    There is an Instructible about making 'glass' flowers from bottles--you cut off the bottom the same way you do, but also clip out the raised areas, leaving the cupped 'petals', then curling them over a candle flame. Combining that with your idea would make some gorgeous button clips!