Thursday, March 5, 2015

Crafty Thursdays: Book Page Shoes

Kerry Hammond joins us today for Crafty Thursdays and she's got a craft you can walk in.

Our project today is to use the pages of a book to create a cute pair of ballet flats. OK, so we’re only going to cover the shoes, not actually make them, but you get the idea. These took me very little time to make once I had all the ingredients, but you have to let them dry overnight. You can use any shoes really, I just found a cheap pair of flats at Walmart and thought I’d use them

Here’s What You Need:
A Pair of Shoes 
Pages from an Old Book (We used a damaged book)
Exacto Knife or Razor Blade
Scissors or Cutting Tool
Elmer’s Glue
Paint Brush

Step One:
Using the exacto knife or razor blade, cut the pages from your book at the spine. Then cut these pages into strips of different lengths. I trimmed the pages so that the white space on the outsides was cut off and my strips only contained the typing.

Step Two:
Using Elmer’s Glue, glue the strips onto the shoes, overlapping as you go to cover all surface spaces. Use the smaller strips to fill in small gaps and the longer ones to start off covering the sides of the shoes. If the strip goes over the edge, just trim it with scissors after you glue it on.

Step Three:
Using a paintbrush, paint Elmer’s glue over all surfaces. If you paint a thin enough layer, the glue will dry clear. If you see any spots that are still sticking up, all you need to do is press down for a few seconds until the tackiness of the glue sticks it down.

Step Four:

Dry overnight and wear to your next book club or library function. When I first put mine on, I heard a few cracking sounds as I walked. The glue will break in a few places as you bend the shoe. So don’t be surprised.


  1. I wonder if mod Podge would work? I do want to try this one.

  2. Good luck getting people behind this one. Though you make some VERY fascinating points, you're going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what we've already heard. What are trying to say here? What do you want us to think? It seems like you cant really get behind a unique thought. Anyway, that's just my opinion.