Since I still have some time before we start school, I am busy working on what feels like 100 different projects! Hopefully I will get them all done in time…
This week I have 2 fun transformations to share and 1 total flop!!
My first Made it Monday project is a basket repaint. My aunt gave me this basket that she picked up at a yard sale. She bought it for a few bucks because it had a bunch of misc. items in that she wanted but didn’t want the basket. How could I pass this cute little gem up? It is a deep square and will be perfect for a turn in bin or a book browsing basket.
I sprayed it white and added some zebra stripes, polka dots and hot glue gunned this cute black and white ribbon around the edge to bring all my cuteness together! I am in love with this basket now!!!
My next project is a cheap sneaker make over. I have a had this pair of sneakers for a few years but last year I stained them somehow and was going to throw them away. Then I got the idea of turning them into theme sneakers to go with my school’s name (Strawberry Knoll). So, I dyed them in red dye and got some fabric markers to transform them into strawberries!
They were so easy to make and turned out so cute that I got inspired to make another pair of fun Friday sneakers, which brings me to my TOTAL FLOP! Lol
I snagged some plain white sneakers from Walmart for $5.94 and thought that I would decorate them with smile faces. I love smile face anything so I thought these sneakers would be super fun to make and even more fun to wear!!!
Ok, as you can see from my collage things were looking great at first and I was so excited! I used the fabric makers to draw all different shaped yellow circles. THEN, I started drawing the eyes, mouth and circle around the faces. The first few faces seemed like they were going well then I looked back and saw that the fabric makers were bleeding and my cute smile faces were morphing into scary looking sloppy faces! Yuck! I was so sad. I was really about to toss them and my awesome 16 year old daughter suggested that I color the failed faces black and add yellow dots all over and to add black dots to the other sneaker that I had not messed up yet. The end result is kinda cute but I still consider them a fail because I WANT smile face sneakers now and am going to try again after I do some fabric paint research!
Thanks for stopping by to check out the transformations! I just love Made It Monday and can’t wait to go read and get inspired to finish my other 98 projects!