Who doesn't love to usher in springtime with a new pair of fun shoes? Although these shoes look new, not all of them are. Some are from the thrift store, others are well-loved kicks that needed TLC, whereas others just needed a little 'something' to make them shine. The techniques used to transform them are easily reproduced, thanks to the accompanying tutorials. (All 'befores' are on the left; 'afters' on the right where applicable.)
First on the list is Kaitlin's spring-y Van makeover (pictured above), which she accomplished using a homemade stencil.
These much-loved Toms were getting a little hole-y, so a patch was in order. Visit I Love to Create for all the details.
The maker gave these little doll shoes a Dorothy do using glitter. Go to Crafting Makes the Heart Grow Fonder to read more.
This next pair of shoes were picked up for 59 cents at Taylor's favorite consignment store. She gave them the Dorothy treatment too with the addition of a little ZIPPER ruffle. Details are at Maryjanes and Galoshes.
Found on the clearance rack, these flats needed a little something to make them really pop. An addition of black and white did the trick. See more at trains, bows, two cosmos.
Ten dollar flats in need a little something. That something was $2 worth of black leather trim. Read more at The Craft Patch.
I love this super simple idea from Country Living. Just replace those ho-hum laces with some colorful ribbon to create a one-of-a-kind look for your All-Stars.
Here's another great use of glitter. In this case it was used to hide some gnarled-up heels. Genius! Check 'em out at Maybe This Door.
Erica's stilettos commanded attention, but to crank them up a notch, she applied rhinestones to the heel. Visit Honestly WTF for more sparkly pics.
And, finally, these really clever creations from iCandy Handmade. First Jen used some black fabric paint to erase the beige canvas of her wedges. Originally, they had bows at the toes, which she cut off, but doing so left some holes. She decided to cover them with a little polka-dot ribbon slipped under the t-strap. Because she didn't affix the ribbon, it's interchangeable. Clever!