Starburst Wrappers? Ballet Flats? they go together.. how?
.. with a little mod podge and a lot of snipping! Yep, I decided to enter the craft challenge over at Craftster: “Footwear Face Lift”. I had this idea awhile ago, but never worked up the energy to actually try it.. so this challenge was a great way to get me going! I went over to Nordstrom Rack and found some metallic-y ballet flats in my size for $11.90.. perfect!
This is what they looked like before:
Then after TONS of starburst wrappers, mod podge, and lots of snipping wrappers with tiny scissors, they were magically transformed into these!
I am amazed they came out so well, and they are definitely safe for wearing (yep, the mod podge holds up just fine!) so I’ll probably wear them everywhere! Yay! I’m very excited, and kinda nervous.. voting is tomorrow! ee!
**Edited to answer some questions**
Are they safe for wearing?
I have not worn them out much, because I prefer to see them as an art object (and let’s face it, most days I’m just not that brave). But I’d recommend a coat of varnish over the Mod Podge – Mod Podge is somewhat water-soluble, so I think it would wear out before long. Also, it maintains its stickiness even after it dries, which means dust will stick to it like crazy!
How long did they take?
They took a bit of patience – time to collect plenty of wrappers, and then the main time investment was spent trimming each wrapper to fit on its spot on the shoe. It’s worth it to take your time so the end result looks tidy!