Ever since I saw these awesome boots on Steph of Crafting in the Rain, I’ve wanted to make a pair. But it’s still a little hot for boots around here, so I thought I’d try this out with some shoes. I have four kids so Back to School comes with a little bit of stress. Especially buying new shoes for everyone. And with 3 girls, they always want a variety to match their outfits. Here’s an easy solution for extending the wear of older shoes or taking advantage of those discount shoes. It doesn’t matter what color the shoes are, we’re going to cover them up.

duct tape shoes

duct tape shoes diy

1. You will need: Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape in 2 colorsscissors, old shoes, satin ribbon, hot glue gun

2. Remove any bows or other items that will impede sticking the tape to the shoe.

3. With the contrasting tape, highlight any special features of the shoe. This shoe had cool stitching on the back.

4. Using one continuous piece, stick a long piece of patterned duct tape to bottom edge of the shoe. Start and end at the back. This will create a cute ruffle.

5. Gently press the ruffle down to stick to the shoe. Trim the tape in the back to match up.

6. Cut the contrasting tape to a thinner width to create a nice trim on the edge the shoe. I followed the natural lines of the original stitching.

Finish off the shoe with a bow tied from satin ribbon. Hot glue the bow to the toe of the shoe.

This post is a collaboration with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. Take the Style That Sticks Quiz to find your personal style and for the chance to win free samples. Photography by Bettijo B.Hirschi.


  1. Oh those are so cute–I love the double color! So glad I could inspire just a little :)

    Steph @ Crafting in    Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  2. what a cute idea! my girls seem to ruff up the toes of their shoes before growing out of them. great idea for renewing shoes!

    Amy    Thursday, August 23, 2012
  3. What a fabulous idea!! And people thought only men can make use of duct tape ; ) ; ) So cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Leah    Thursday, August 23, 2012
  4. Those shoes are adorable! Does the tape around the inside bother your daughter at all?

    Keitha    Wednesday, August 29, 2012
  5. Hi Keitha–No, the tape doesn’t bother her. Just make sure you stick it down really good. xo B

    Brittany    Wednesday, August 29, 2012
  6. So beautiful :) I want these cool tapes :)

    Creative Mind    Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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