Here is another of my favourite blogs, Just It. The link goes to Colleen’s wonderful post on painting vine leaves, but check out the rest of her blog too. She is a wonderful artist who provides easy to follow instructions. Check it out.
What is a shoe last? A shoe last is the thing they make shoes on, like a reverse mould. Mainly they were wooden, but some are plastic. I love the old ones and use them as displays items. I have also altered some. Time to share.
Here is one my daughter did. She beaded the toe and put some beads on the side of the heel.
I did a few of these. I covered the toe in an old doily. Then I made a flower from fabric and bits and pieces and added that.
Here is an idea I found online. I haven’t tried this one yet. My shoe lasts are quite hard so I imaging make holes in them may not be easy.
Here is another idea I may try from Chipping With Charm.
This one is also a photo display. Sorry, I can’t remember where I found this.
…and this one has been painted. I should do this for my powder room as the color would match perfectly. This one has been given a little heel, I think they have used a cotton reel to do this. Great idea.