Beano shoes!

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I am a shoe fiend.  Always have been. I actually bought my wedding shoes before I got the dress! But it’s an expensive love, I like the quirky ranges which tend to start from £50.

In Primark yesterday I found a stupidly cheap pair of white stilettos. I don’t do white, and definitely don’t do plain white shoes, but I thought for the price of a cup of tea I can unleash my crafty side…

You need:
A comic – I bought a Beano. Roger the Dodger and Minnie the Minx are two of my favourite characters ever (I’m a red head, like my pigtails, wear a lot of red and black… Minnie is my idol)
A comfy pair of shoes
Mod Podge – I went for the green one, the outdoor variety as I know my shoes are likely to get wet
A paint brush
Scissors
Sandpaper

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How to:
1) Cut pictures from your comic. I find it works best with a range of full square images and individually cut out characters and words.
2) Make sure your shoes are clean and dry. If they’re patent, sand them slightly to help the glue stick
3) Begin sticking pictures onto your shoe. It’s easier to do larger areas first, making sure you cover the top of the shoe and stick image onto inside of shoe.
4) When sticking, ensure you push all the edges of the paper down.

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5) Keep going until you have covered the whole shoe.

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6) Using the individually cut pictures and words, fill in gaps and add interest as your heart desires. I especially liked the pink ‘blam’ so wanted it somewhere obvious

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7) Add a layer of Mod podge over the top of all the images, making sure and edges are sealed down  and allow to dry (4 hours or more. Be patient).
8) Gently sand the surface of both shoes. You’re aiming to smooth out any air bubbles or brush strokes.
9) Time to add another coat! Again, letting it dry fully.
10) A final coat and you’re ready to wow the world with your creation

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10 thoughts on “Beano shoes!

      1. chicken46

        Absolutely. Plus, something so different would appeal to so many people, I bet you could sell them and do really well.

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  1. wendy0322

    I LOVE these! Unfortunately, heels and I have a love-hate relationship…I love them, they hate me! I am a huge klutz! I’m the one with the cute outfit and ugly sensible shoes (or barefoot!) Maybe I could Mod Podge some Birkenstocks!

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      1. Isn't She Crafty Post author

        My husband likes the manly being tall thing. I remember ages ago when he went to buy milk and after 90 minutes can home saying a little old Lady had asked him to get something down then kept him as her private shopper for her whole shop!

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