A door of ideas sprung wide open for me after I first bought my golden contact paper ( quickly I bought silver next ) until now I have used them only for decorating my pens and covering magazine files. But I was pining for more and here we are with my latest metallic sandals. I love these black leather sandals and although worn only a few times I just couldn’t resist the blank space. I was itching for something and that turned out to be this tribal print inspired pattern. But with contact paper, I could manage to keep it simple and classy by just enhancing its beauty, giving it an edge. (something I am always striving hard to not make things complicated)
The timing couldn’t be any better for this makeover as the sun is out most of the time and we have wonderful wind gushing by, a pleasant time for my sandals to make its way out of the closet strapped by my ankles. I am ready to hop away and enjoy a stroll on the beach.
+ Leather Sandals
+ Silver Contact paper
We will first start with the heels. Cut 2 3X6 inches of silver contact paper. Place them on the heels of your sandals and trace the edges by gently running your fingers over the ends to leave an impression that will form the outline. Trim off the excess contact paper from your newly ascertained outline.
Apply your contact paper over the heels of your sandals ever so slightly. You will be left with excess that you will easily be able to remove by running your cutter over the edges (if you have any remnants of silver foil you can rub it off with bare your hands pertaining if your sandals are leather).
For the leather strap in front we will cut triangles out of a 2X6 inches of contact paper and what we will be left is the triangle that we need to cut in a way that we are able to ascertain a single triangle trial. Once you get that carefully apply over your leather strap and you are good to go.
I am satisfied with how it came out, despite the fact that I had a different plan for this pair of sandals. I wanted to fully cover the strap but it didn’t turn out well for me and I found this tribal-inspired pattern much more classic and chic. Contact paper has its many uses but so far using it over my sandals have been the terrific change that I could achieve. Also this post was long overdue, the last fashion related DIY of mine was this woven necklace made in November, guess I got carried away by home decor after pantone’s color of the year announcement.
I would love to hear from you, what do you think of this project? Would like to use contact paper for your next shoe/sandals makeover.