This craft incorporates so many of my favorite things- neckties (since I have a ton on hand right now) shoes, jewelry, and all around cheap-ness! I found the idea here but incorporated it to use neckties. Ties are great, since I already have alot on hand, and they have great patterns.
1. glue gun
2. 4-8 men's neckties (I used 4, by using ties twice...but you may need more!)
3. One high heel
4. Ribbon- optional
I picked up the high heel from goodwill today- they had a manager special for $1 shoes. (I'll be honest, I picked up a few for myself to wear as well...I don't often by shoes at goodwill...but sometimes they are just perfect!)
I picked up a size 7.5 I usually wear a 9.5 but that looked giant. You could go smaller, that just happened to be the shoe I wanted to use.
Now for the ties. Since they shoe I used was smaller at the top (like most probably will be) I used the smaller end of the tie for the top, and the larger end for the bottom of the wide part of the shoe.
You will want to roll the tie, very tightly. I ended up deciding the best way was to find the end that matched about the width of wear I would be placing it in the shoe, then making that my largest end by cutting the tie at that spot. Then I guessed on the rest for the length...let me explain...
I used about 1/3 of the tie for one roll. So measure where it will go, cut at that spot on the tie that matches about the width of the shoe... then fold it in half....and start rolling. If you get to the end of the spot you cut, and it about the size of the roll that you want....great! Hot glue it in place. If not, unroll, fold it in half again but this time, don't make it quite so long, that way the roll will be a bit smaller when you roll it up again.
You'll want it to be rolled.
Start at the folded end.
And roll down
So glue the roll in place, but still hold it tight so it does pop out the side and unroll.
You want to hot glue it to the bottom and the sides of the shoe- DON'T hot glue the rolls together. You don't want them stuck, because you'll want to fit rings in between the rolls.
For me, I was able to use the smaller ends of the tie for the small parts, and the larger for the larger part of the shoe. That is why it only took 4 ties. You also want to stuff the toe at the bottom with some of the little extra that you have of one tie. Do that before putting the last large roll in. Just to make sure everything is secure!
I had glue all over the sides of the shoe by the end. So I decided to hot glue some trim around the shoe to help cover it up. That is 100% option....some of you are probably better with the hot glue gun!
And you're all finished!
Anyone have a great idea for the other shoe I have laying around now?!
Stay tuned for another shoe craft thanks to the local goodwill's $1 shoe sale!