Thursday, 27 October 2011

Mod Podge Comic book shoes! How cool are these shoes???? Too cool!

If you follow this blog on Facebook,
you will know that I have been telling you all about my love for Mod Podge.
This is why…

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Oh, how I love these shoes!
Kiara loves these shoes so much that as soon as she saw them, she wanted to have a pair for herself.

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I think we are going to end up with quite a few pairs of Comic shoes in our household.



This is all you need,


Mod Podge (decoupage medium)
a comic book
pair of ballet flat shoes
newspaper to protect you work surface

Cut out the pictures that you want to use.

Arrange them on your shoes to get a feel for what they will look like.

Make sure that the best picture is at the toes because that is what everyone will see first when you are wearing them.

Using a paintbrush, apply a layer of mod podge to the back of one of the pictures (starting at the toes) & place it on the shoe.

(you may need to cut little slits around the edge of the picture so that it bends around the shoe)


Paint a layer of mod podge over the top of that picture & make sure there are no bubbles or creases.
Keep repeating until the shoe is covered.



When the mod podge has dries, apply another 3 layers of mod podge over the top (making sure that each layer dries completely before doing the next)


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Seriously….how cool are these shoes??????


  1. LOOOOOOVVVE these! I am so having to make a pair!!
    Great tute!! (new blog)

  2. I think that is amazing! I have never used mod podge - shameful I know! I have some projects in mind that I want to try though :) I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance.


  3. These are super cool! Thanks for linking up this week :)


  4. Oh no...I better not show these to my 13 year old, she will be whining for a pair! These are sooo cute!

  5. Oh my gosh...those just make me happy!

  6. This is FANTASTIC! What a fabulous idea!
    I'd love for you to link up to my first Fresh Friday Link Party!

  7. What a good idea! I can never find flats that I love, so I'm literally wearing holes in the bottoms of the one pair I own that I love.

    1. Take your fav. shoes to the shoe repair shop for new soles ..........

  8. This is adorable! Debating whether I should show this to my daughter...she's gonna want to Mod Podge her sneakers...Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  9. These are crazy! So fun and easy too! I found you on TT&J and I love your blog so far! :)

    If Work Permits

  10. These are seriously cute. I can see that they might become sort of addicting as I would want a pair with all of my favorite comics on them.

  11. This is a really super awesome .. Love it :)) Officially following ya with smiles..Lovely creative blog you have here..Found you over at weekend wrap up...I'm Marilyn and would LOVE for you to stop in and visit sometime.. -- Wishing you a lovely weekend..

  12. Those shoes look fantastic!

  13. What cute shoes!! Great idea! Now following you via the creation corner blog hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

  14. I so want a pair of these.. where did you find the Disney comic book?? I'd love to make some of my own and I want Mickey ones too!!

  15. I so want a pair of these.. where did you find the Disney comic book?? I'd love to make some of my own and I want Mickey ones too!!

  16. So glad to hear that everyone loves these as much as I do! I used a comic book that had been sitting in my linen cupboard for years, I think I may have brought it from a second hand shop! If anyone makes themselves a pair of these shoes, please post a pic on the facebook page so I can see your creation!

  17. Just brilliant! I've seen this type of thing done before but not with comic books! They look fantastic!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  18. Hi

    I found you through Jill's "Round Tuit" linky party.

    Wow, these shoes look amazing, what a fabulous, fun idea.

    Michelle :o)

  19. How Fun! I finally figured out that there were two pair pictured, duh!

    I came here from the "Homemaker on a Dime" site because this is such a great idea for our Linky Party too this week. The theme is 'Creative Final Resting Place Ideas' this time.

    Would you like to add your post to our site? We're somewhat new yet getting good traffic already and ranking very well for the search engines.

    We'd love to host your 'link' there this week too!

    Pam Hoffman

  20. Letting you know that these great shoes are being featured tomorrow over at Hating them!

  21. Love, featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time.

  22. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  23. So fun & simple! Love the colors too!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  24. are there some shoe fabrics this works better on than others? i've seen this done before and had no idea it was something completely within my skill set. i want to do this immediately

  25. I am pretty sure that it will work on any fabric that isn't too pourous!

  26. oh. my. gosh. Those are toooo cool! Mod Podge is amazing stuff, isn't it?! I never would have thought to use it for a project like this though...genius! Would you share here?

  27. What a fabulous and creative idea!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. We hope you'll join us again soon.

  28. These absolutely geek-tastic!! I adore them!

    Followed from Home Maker On A Dime.

  29. These are so nice. I need to make a pair for my granddaughters. Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party hop. Hope you have a great week.

  30. Very sweet indeed. Loved that you used vintage Mickey Mouse cartoons too!

    Visiting from Happy House Project's Freestyle Friday linky party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  31. the shoes...but I have one question..I tried this before on a pair of tennis shoes but mine cracked when my daughter wore them..She loved them so much and everyone at her school did too...But the sad part was after one wear they began to crack and the paper started to peel away...has this happened to you..Thanks for sharing...Love, Love this idea!! any help would be great

  32. I had the same problem, I used fabric and mod-podged it onto sneakers. Looked so cute, but made the shoes so stiff that they were uncomfortable to wear:-(
    They also cracked pretty quick. So if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them, thanks!

  33. Loved this post, please link it with me tomorrow at Wow Us Wednesday!

  34. I'm thinking you could waterproof sneakers first ... also could use a more fexible glue ... than use modpodge over the top to smooth down & then use a spray varnish as a last step to water proof it all ...

  35. U could also use fabric with the same method as above ...

  36. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

  37. Thank you! I now have a custom pair of Marilyn Monroe flats :)

  38. Thank you! I now have a pair of custom pair of Marilyn Monroe flats


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