The idea for this post started with of course, a pin on pinterest. I had come across tan fringe shoes and thought that they were so darling. I kept my eye out for a pair of cheap heels at goodwill, and sure enough, some showed up!
Here’s a look at the original shoes. They were 4.99 at goodwill (and can be even cheaper if you qualify for a discount)
Next I had to go fringe hunting. Ideally, suede or leather would have worked the best (and been the most durable). The JoAnne’s by my apartment only had a thin fake suede material. This material would work much better.
Here’s a look after I painted it! Before painting, I used sandpaper to roughen the plastic material in order to get the paint to adhere well. Don’t rub too hard though (warning). I did two coats using acrylic paint acrylic paint.
This was the most challenging part by fair. I had to figure out where to attach the fringe and how to do so. I chose a tough fabric glue/gorilla glue and glued to pieces of fringe together back to back (one layer looked too sparse). Then, I attached the piece of cut and glued fringe fabric to the shoes. Luckily, the buckle holes hit ride below the fringe so I didn’t have to puncture the material.
All done! Questions? Comments? Ask below!