Btw, G-Dub is short for Goodwill, as my friend Dee calls it. Also known as the thrift store, or second-hand shop, or charity shoppe if you are fancy and spell shop with two P’s and an E.
I wish I could pull off fancy spelling.
Well, while I was the G-Dub Shoppe, I got my artistic brain juices (technical term) going by challenging myself to make One Pretty Thing out of Two Ugly Things using $2.00 or less.
I won't show you pictures of the two "ugly things" for fear someone will recognize the items and think I have deemed their personal possessions "ugly"....Heavens to Murgatroid, that would be rude, so you will have to settle for the recipe, or shall I say, equation;
One pair of teal satin 1980's bridesmaid shoes
+ One 1970's tapestry needle point thing of a a scary clown=Pretty New Party Shoes!
Just slice up the tapestry into 2cm strips and and glue to the shoe. Regular white glue works on lightweight materials, but heavy stuff does better with tile adhesive. There are oddles of variations on this method ...check out some of these super cool decoupaged shoes!
That's it. Complicated, right? They looked a little sloppy, so I embraced it and added some raw, red, Frankenstein style stitches. Done.
No one will ever consider them elegant or refined, but they are a pretty nifty. Not bad for two bucks!