A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 302,605
Currently Running With Scissors:
511 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Ugly $3 Walmart Heels into something Sexy? Need ideas!! <3  (Read 1518 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
TheDaytimeHeroes
« on: July 19, 2012 02:30:06 PM »





So I found these butt-ugly heels at Walmart for $3. The "Cheap University Student" in me leapt at that price tag, but there is no way in hell that I'm wearing them as-is.

Sooooo..

OUT COME THE SCISSORS!

As you can tell by the photos, they basically look like a rather plain heel design, with a sort of "sleeve". I suppose I could just cut carefully along the line and call 'em done, but who wants to stop at that? Besides, I have a pair of heels already that look similar to that design. Looking for something snazzier.

I love the idea of lace, studs, etc. Maybe a splash of colour somewhere, somehow.  I need inspiration, and input!

I'd love to hear anything you folks have to say!

(Cacti say HI!)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

This message will self-destruct.

Originals, prints and feather paintings!
My Etsy shop--> http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDaytimeHeroes?ref=si_shop
Deviantart --> http://kodriak.deviantart.com/

~<3
Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012 05:26:06 AM »

What about cutting off just the elastic and then re-using it by hand stitching it inside the boot to go over the ankle crease part of your foot. I'm thinking something like the Anna Bells Trolley boots.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lovesclutter
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6309
Joined: 30-Jan-2009

Nothing is safe in its native form.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012 07:45:29 PM »

Yes, butt ugly. I can work with white easily, but the black could create some design challenges. One site I saw the person used leather and cut some type of angel/bat wings, attached them to the heal area, colored the entire shoe purple. Nope, remember now, that was on a catalog and I thought I could recreate them.  Sort of a wiccan type of catalog. Maybe Tuscano.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
j_en
Offline Offline

Posts: 415
Joined: 22-Oct-2005

Just stumbling through and trying my best.


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012 11:22:36 PM »

I went searching for a picture of 'eyelets' and managed to find a picture of my suggestion... a corset style closure using eyelets which you can punch into the leather: http://www.chic-steals.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/opening7.jpg
Good luck with the project.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jen
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Fudgy Pecan Brownie Recipe
Buttery Poached Pears With Whipped Mascarpone Recipe
How to Make Tiramisu Bread Pudding
Apple Bundt Cake Recipe
Cinnamon Blondes Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.