Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shoe In Flowers

Shoe in Flowers
How to find a use for your old shoes!

Contrary to popular belief, Cinderella's stepsisters were not desperate for Prince Charming -- they were desperate for her glass slipper. Shopping for shoes is an exhilarating experience a girls out event. But what happens when those shoes grow tired and worn, should we gasp throw them away? Well ladies what if we could use our wonderful shoes for a centerpiece, a conversation tool. Something that will remind you of where you have walked and now for sure a conversation piece

Tools needed: cost $10.00 plus S&H
1 Piece of floral foam 4" x 2 1/2"
1 Bag of moss of 4x4 (optional
2 plastic bags (retail shopping bags)
6 large flowers - (1) 1 at 10"
(2) 1 at 8"
(3) 1 at 6"
(4) 3 at 4"
Use figure for Number and locations
glue gun (if using artificial flowers)
Green Filler
misc. flower filler i.e baby's breath

Step 1
Clean your shoes thoroughly, free from debris, soil or anything that may dirty your surfaces. Secondly, line the inside of your shoe with aluminum foil or plastic lining. Roll up your plastic bags into one large ball and place it inside your shoes (where your toes would be)

Step 2

Place the piece of foam inside your shoe (if fresh place your foam in water for 5 mins before) and cover it with moss. Secure your moss with wire to the foam.

Step 3
Place your flowers like showed in the picture above (1) being the tallest and (4) being the shortest. If using artificial make sure to secure stems with glue before inserting them into the foam. Place filler as shown above or in any gaps that need to be covered.

Step 4
Brag to your freinds because you're finished!!!!

Now you have a centerpiece to talk about and remember all those great times you had with those exquisite shoes of yours! Plus bragging rights for your friends!

If you need any of the supplies let us know and we can ship them to you or come in to pick out your own flowers.

Have a great day and happy crafting!

1 comment:

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