JANVI MANCHANDAYep, you read it right. This month I’ll teach you how to revamp your old footwear. We all have those sneakers/vans that are torn or are faded and old and those heels that we’ve over worn and can’t wear again. It’s heartbreaking to throw them away but keeping them means wasting space on your shoe rack because you just can’t wear them. So here’s what you can do.
Pick out all your shoes, flats, heels etc. that you wish to reinvent and get started.
1. Glitter Attack!
The easiest thing to do is to put glitter on your footwear.
Things you need: Paintbrush, Fevicol/glue, glitter (a lot of it), old newspaper, polythene bags, cellotape.
Spread out the newspaper and keep your shoes/flats/heels on it and stuff them with newspaper/poly bag. Now use the paintbrush to spread glue/Fevicol evenly all over your footwear. After this, just spread the glitter over it and leave it to dry overnight.
If you want to make stripes or any pattern you can use the cellotape. Before applying glue/Fevicol put tape on the area where you do not want glitter and pull it off after sprinkling the glitter. You can also make cutouts in a paper and keep it on the footwear to get a different pattern of glitter on it. For example, cut out small hearts or squares on a paper and wrap it around the heel.
2. Colour Spill
This one brings out the artist in you.
Things you need: Acrylic and/or fabric paint, spray paints, sketch pens, nail paint, etc.
What if you spill colour on your old faded shoes? Well, they’ll be new all over again! Make the sneakers/vans your new canvas and pick your favourite colours and experiment. Use a toothbrush to paint and spray different colours, mix colours or use spray paint to colour your shoes. You can also draw patterns, doodle or write on your shoes with sketch pens. In case you plan to do something with your heels you can try using nail paint to change the colour or polish the same colour and make them look new. Don’t forget to leave them to dry overnight.