needlepoint pumps

A couple weeks ago, Aunt Peaches challenged herself to “make One Pretty Thing out of Two Ugly Things using $2.00 or less.” The result of her personal challenge was this pair of shoes, which she made by cutting an ugly clown needlepoint tapestry into strips and applying the strips to a pair of satin dyed-teal bridesmaid pumps.  Oh, the possibilities of using this technique to make custom-crafted shoes! [how to make needlepoint pumps for $2]

Ralph Lauren needlepoint pumps

Sidenote: I found a pair of Ralph Lauren needlepoint pumps for about $800 retail. Aunt Peaches’ pumps are considerably more punk rock than these, though!

Project Estimate:

  • Pair of old shoes, $1 or on hand
  • Old needlepoint (or other material of your choice), $1
  • Glue (white glue, Mod Podge, or other), on hand
  • Optional, thread for embellishment stitches

Total: $1 and up

A note about Aunt Peaches: Definitely one of my favorite blogs. I’m in love with her sense of humor and outrageously-written posts, and she is fun, funky, and innovative (three of my favorite things in a craft blogger. Sorry if you don’t like the adjective funky, Aunt Peaches — I hear some people don’t!). I could easily post one of the projects from her site every week!