March 14, 2012

Upcycle THIS: March Craft Challenge - Revamp and Old Pair of Shoes!

This is the third of what is now an exciting regular occurrence here at the Etsy Fort Worth blog. I would like to introduce you to your March Craft Challenge!
(If you missed the explanation of the Monthly Craft Challenge you can read it here

Photo by Jessica Barst

Revamp an Old Pair of Shoes!

I can't imagine there are many of us who don't keep around an ex-favorite pair of shoes the minute we stop wearing them.  For me, it seems I only stop wearing them when they are so over-loved that they look like they might start falling apart and I realize they're too embarassingly far-gone to donate to a second-hand shop. I hate to relegate anything to the landfill that only needs a little cosmetic help but is otherwise still perfectly functional, so that makes an old pair of shoes a perfect candidate for an upcycling craft challenge!

For your project, you may use any pair of shoes. It doesn't matter whether they're fancy or casual, high heels, sandals, or sneakers. Use whatever you have!  Don't forget to document your steps along the way with pics and notes and be sure to take a 'before' photo as well as the 'after' one! (I would also recommend including a list of supplies and materials at the top of your post).

Write your tutorial or how-to blog post on your own blog and post the link in the widget at the bottom of this post by Wednesday March 28th at 11:59pm at the latest. (Voting will begin at 12:00am March 29th, at which point the link-up widget will block new entries). We'll blast out the link to this post to all our social networks, and you do the same - we all encourage everyone we know to vote! Winners will be chosen by the number of votes (voting closes at 11:59pm April 4th) and will be announced with a featured blog post the following week which is all about you, with links to your shop, blog, etc. and your logo badge will be stationed on our sidebar for a whole month!

We hope you are inspired to create by this crafty challenge, and that you'll have tons of fun in the process! Thanks for reading; now go forth, and GET CRAFTY!

This post was written by Jessica of Bespangled Jewelry. Visit her Etsy shop for beautiful handmade artisan jewelry, or her blog for inspiration, beauty, and goodness!