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Upcycle Your Shoes!

If you haven't guessed yet, I am a DIY Junkie! I love the feeling of creating, making something out of nothing and being able to say "I did that!"

This past week I took a trip to my local Dollar Tree. The trip was not about me at all, in fact my mother sent me there to pick up some things for her Office Holiday Party. I got everything that she needed but I'm the type of person that likes to walk through all the aisles when I'm shopping and this was no different.

As I walked the crafts aisle I quickly became disappointed because I saw nothing that inspired me. I kept moving though and upon walking the home decor aisle, I found marble accents gems. I first considered the traditional marble shape until I found what was labeled as "Sea Glass". I loved the look of them because their jagged look reminded me of healing crystals and I knew they'd look great on a heel. I remembered that my aunt had given me a pair of cobalt colored heels from JustFab. They were the right color and could work with the accent stones.

In order to create the look, I would need the following.

1. Sea Glass (Accent Stones)

2. Hot Glue Gun

3. Hot Glue Sticks

4. Scissors

5. Shoes

6. Ribbon or fabric (approximately 2 yards depending on stretch)

This project was pretty easy and not as time consuming because all you're doing is gluing and cutting (depending on the shoe). I chose to cut up the shoe because I didn't like how it fit around my foot. In order to get a more snug fit and a style that I truly loved, I needed to remove pieces from the shoe and add fabric. The stones added extra weight to the shoe, making them a bit challenging to walk in. The new fabric addition actually helped with the weight of the shoe and from there walking was much easier.

To see the complete process and revamp a pair of your own, check out the video above!

*Edit: Sea Glass link will direct to World Market as they do not appear on Dollar Tree's website.

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