I LOVE some Sunday crafting.
Today, Operation Kung Fu Shoe. (I wasn't aware these shoes had a name, but apparently they are called Kung Fu shoes)
So, normally I think these shoes are kind of ugly (sorry for all you Kung Fu shoe lovin readers), but add a HUGE tacky plastic flower and now we're talking!
Scarlet LOVES them...
I told her that I planted her shoes in the yard and watered them and they grew flowers... she doesn't believe me.
I bought the shoes online here, if you're interested. They are only $4.50 each, and I bought the flowers from Joann's summer clearance section for about $.70 each, so this is a super inexpensive craft and one that Scarlet ADORES!
Directions: (this isn't exactly brain surgery, but I do have a tip or two!)
- I cut the stem from the base so that the flower has as flat a surface as possible
- Now that the stem is cut, the leaves can be pulled apart very easily and this is something we don't want, so either sew a few stitches through ALL layers of the flower in the center (this is what I do) or with a glue gun, glue between all layers of the flower so it is held together
- Now sew the flower to the top of the shoe with a few stitches (I use embroidery floss because it is more heavy duty)
- Don't tie the final knot on the inside of the shoe because it will be an irritation while the shoes are being worn. I tie the knot below the flower on the outside of the shoe
Okay, so that was Operation Kung Fu Shoe...