Add some personality to a pair of plain black shoes with a pretty print, a touch of gold and a button.
You will need
• black shoes with stack heels
• image of your choice
• masking tape
• gold enamel paint
• paintbrush and sponge brush
• scissors and pencil
• modge podge
• 2 buttons
• hot glue gun
1 Stick masking tape onto the parts of the shoe that you want to protect against glue and paint. Paint the sole of the shoe with gold enamel paint. Leave to dry completely then apply another layer of gold paint. Clean your brush with thinners.
2 Once the paint is dry you can start with the decoupage. Trace the shape of the shoe’s heel onto the back of your print and cut out. Use this as a template to cut out a second piece of paper.
3 Apply a thin layer of modge podge over the heel of the shoe and place one of the pieces of paper in position. Paint more modge podge over the top and rub with your fingers and the foam brush to get rid of any folds and bubbles. Apply a few more layers of modge podge in a criss-cross pattern over the print, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next one.
4 Repeat for the other shoe. Seal the decoupage with a layer of suitable varnish, to protect the print. Remove the masking tape and finish off by gluing a colourful button with hot glue to the side of each shoe.