I am absolutely obsessed with fabric covered buttons right now. They are easy to make and inexpensive..... instant gratification! How can you not love that, right? You can buy covered button kits at any craft store for around $3. They come in different sizes from x-small to x-large. I decided to use the large buttons for my shoe makeover so more of the pattern would be visible. I found this great zebra fabric in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby, along with the adorable geometric pattern I'm standing on. I knew the zebra would be perfect for my yard sale shoe refashion.
I started with these basic black flats I found at a yard sale. I bought them thinking I really needed to have a simple flat in my wardrobe. Well, the problem with that is.....I actually hate flats! I'm ashamed to admit that I succumbed to fashion trend peer pressure. Everyone else is doing it....so I guess I should too? Except for the fact that I have short stubby legs and should not under any circumstances be allowed to wear flats (flip flops don't count) with anything other than pants! Yes, I make up crazy fashion rules for myself. I'm a weirdo. So, in an effort to break outside my nutty fashion rule box, I decided to cutesy up my shoes. I followed the simple instructions on the box and had the buttons made in less than 2 minutes. I then snipped off the metal loop on the back of the button and hot glued two circles of black felt over that spot. Next I hot glued the button right onto the shoe.....and voila'. Now I'm in love with them and can't wait to flaunt my sassy new flats, complete with stubby legs attached!
While on my button making frenzy, I also made these hair ties. This is the medium sized button, but I think the large would be even cuter.
The back of the button has a metal loop meant for sewing it onto something. It's also perfect for attaching a hair elastic. Next, I'm going to make some tiny covered button hair ties for my girls' pigtails! How adorable is that?
And just because I can't get enough of these shoes that I once hated.....I'm showing them again!
This week over at The CSI Project our challenge is "Yard Sale/Tag Sale Makeovers". The link up begins in the morning and runs through Thursday at noon. We'd love to have you come and link up your amazing project or just stop by and check it out. I have a feeling this is going to be the best challenge yet!