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Spring in Your Step Shoe Refashion

By: Beverly from Flamingo Toes

Add a little spring in your step with this clever Spring in Your Step Shoe Refashion.  Take an old pair of kickers and embellish them with colorful ribbons and roses to give them a new and fresh look for spring.  This is a fun and easy project that can be done with any type of shoe, and is a great way to save money and room in your closet!

shoe refashion


  • Cute Oxfords
  • Leather Scraps – two colors
  • Small beads – 1 for each flower
  • Glitter & Mod Podge
  • Ribbon
  • Glue



  1. Here’s how my oxfords started out. I love the little glitter cut outs on these!
  2. I thought the blue oxfords in the original were so cute – mostly because I could have told people all day to not step on my blue suede shoes – but I ended up choosing brown because I thought I’d be able to wear them with more.
  3. Start off by brushing the heels of your shoes with Mod Podge. Get a good coat on there.

    shoe refashion
  4. Cover the area with glitter – but try not to get any on the shoes. It will stick to them if yours are suede.
  5. This is with one coat. After this layer dries – add another coat of mod podge and another layer of glitter. This will make sure you have the area covered really well.

    shoe refashion
  6. While your heels are drying, trace and cut out the leaves of your flowers. I just drew three leaf shapes on the smooth side of the leather and cut them out. Then I traced these three for the other shoe, so they’d match.

    shoe refashion
  7. Now we’re going to work on the leather roses. These are so fun to do!
  • For each rose, cut out 2 small 5 point flowers and 1 larger 5 point flowers. The small should be about 1″ across and the large is 1 1/4″ across.
  • Clip in towards the center of each petal, just about 1/4″. Turn one of the small petals upside down. Glue a small bead (about 7mm) in the center. Add glue to one of the petals and fold the petal around the bead.
  • Add glue to the next petal. Fold this petal around the bead as well, overlapping the last petal just a bit.
  • Continue gluing and folding petals until the entire flower is glued towards the center. and you have a tiny rosebud.
  • Glue the small rosebud on the wrong side of the second small flower. Glue the petals up around the rosebud, just like you did with steps 2-4. Your rosebud will now be just a bit bigger.
  • Place the rosebud on the wrong side of your large 5 point flower. Glue the petals up around the rosebud just like the other steps. Now you have a pretty little leather rose!
  • Repeat until you have 6 of these little roses.

    shoe refashion
  1. I think you can use this same method and add another set of petals – this will make an even larger flower. It would be pretty out of felt too!
  2. Once you have your leaves and flowers all set – glue the leaves onto the shoe – towards the outside front section above where the laces go. I used a combination of E-6000 and hot glue. I think the E-6000 will hold over the long haul, and the hot glue made it so I could do each step faster, cause I’m impatient like that.

    shoe refashion
  3. Glue three roses on top of the leaves on each shoe. Same deal with the glues.

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  4. Cut a long length of ribbon and thread it through the holes for lacing. Trim the ends and seal with a lighter so they don’t fray.

    shoe refashion
  5. Tie the ribbon up in bows and admire your super cute new shoes.
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