I form sentimental attachments to inanimate objects. Especially clothing and accessories. I remember where I bought something or who gave it to me. Where I’ve worn the item. Vacations, date nights, fun times with friends and family. I’m also thrifty, and I love the chance to reuse or upcycle items.
These shoes are worn. Clearly. They’ve been to malls and camping. They have scuff marks and are dirty. And I was on the verge of throwing them away. But then I saw the cutest idea to turn them into cat toe shoes. I am a crazy cat lady.
This was an easy craft that took less than an hour to make. I did let the shoes dry for 24 hours before wearing them.
Other than the worn out shoes I also used:
Black fabric paint
White fabric paint
Gray fabric paint
Paintbrushes in various sizes
Using some tape to create a straight line I painted the black cat face. Once it was dry I pulled up the tape and added the ears.
I used just a dash of white for the eyes, and then gray paint for the nose and whiskers.
Even with a fresh face lift these shoes won’t last too much longer. But I sure will have fun wearing them for as long as I can.
Inspired by a post on Knitted Bliss