Crafts DIY

Decorate and Upcycle Your Shoes Sweetly


This is a pair of old shoes I had lying around.. I felt they were a bit boring so I rarely wear them. hehe… I think a lot of people have a similar problem, there are always something we don’t want to wear / use, but we are reluctant to throw it away or be wasteful. It is a good idea to give them a new birth with alterations and decoration!

All we need to snazz up these shoes is some lace, two heart-shape cabochons, and some pearls.

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First, wrap the heart-shape cabochons with some lace and sew it tight at the back.



Then, string up the pearls and sew them around the cabochons.



Sew some pearls on the ribbon (or shoe!) randomly.



Finally, stick the cabochons on the ribbon.

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  • Reply michelle 11/19/2009 at 1:55 am

    Adorable! I love it!

  • Reply 1aicha 11/19/2009 at 2:09 am

    That is one brilliant idea!!!
    I would add that on other shoes, you could use earring clips as a deco too.

  • Reply Tea 11/19/2009 at 10:51 am

    Very cute!

  • Reply athinalabella 11/19/2009 at 1:33 pm

    Sweet! 🙂

  • Reply Saraaaaaah 11/19/2009 at 9:43 pm

    love it! that’s brilliant! how did you sew the pearls to the heart?? i’m a little confused about it…hehe

  • Reply cynthia 11/20/2009 at 2:41 am

    😳 thank you!!I am so happy that you love it 😀

    hehe…Sarah, i draw that process in detail, see if you can understand by this pic?

    The string of pearls is sew on the lace of the heart 🙂

  • Reply Clarity 11/20/2009 at 5:29 am


  • Reply Angie 11/20/2009 at 1:04 pm

    So cute! I’ll have to try this technique some time.

  • Reply Saraaaaaah 11/21/2009 at 10:24 am

    thanks! i totally get it now!!!! 😛

  • Reply amberrenee 11/21/2009 at 2:10 pm

    PERFECTION <3<3 love it and hoping you see all the ways you can take this rad inspiration! xoxo

  • Reply Arisingconscious 11/21/2009 at 8:29 pm

    I just so happened to become obsessed with lace, so I will def be adding some to my unused clothing. Love your site, thanks! (Zulaika Alvarez)

  • Reply Kindy 06/11/2015 at 10:42 pm

    Very cute, I always wear sports shoes, and seldom have such cute shoes. I hope to get one.
    But sports shoes are really comfortable.

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