Keeping it Simple: Tutorial Tuesday: Cheetah Boots

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Cheetah Boots

I have seen a lot of people cover their shoes, with fabric, vinyl and then I saw someone cover their boots with duct tape.  I am a huge fan of duct tape!  Back when was I in high school I made a ton of things out of duct tape.  Too bad their didn't have the fun prints that they have now, or I would have had a blast with it!!  I decided to go with the cheetah print duct tape. I just found it at Target but you can find lots of different prints all over!  

This is how I made them:
1) I took a pair of boots that I got from a garage sale for $1.  They were actually in great shape, I just never wore them.
2) Then I started covering them with the duct tape.  I tried to overlap the pieces a little bit and tried to go up and down as much as I could.  When the tape wouldn't lay flat, I cut a slit in the tape and that made it lay flat.  I folded the tape over the top about an inch.  And for the zipper, I didn't put any duct tape on it, just put the tap right up next to it.  
3) For the toe of the boot, I wrapped around the duct tape and then cut slits in the tape.
4) Then I pressed down the tape around the toe.  
I finished covering both boots, fun huh?  I'm so tempted to do another pay in a very fun color, like blue or green :).
It was so much fun wearing them to church!!

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28 comments:

Alderberry Hill said...

It's crazy what you can do with duct tape...very neat!

Dori Stowell said...

Those are great! A great idea for that favorite pair of shoes that are looking worn! You ca revitalize.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love them!! You did a great job, and I'll bet you get comments about them at church--I know I do :)

Melissa said...

Awesome! My brother went to his senior prom in a duct tape suit. His date also had a duct tape dress. Who knew it could be so versatile? :) I didn't know they had different prints now ...

Dan Shaw said...

The only duct tape I've ever noticed was the standard gray. When I read the first paragraph before seeing the photo's that was what I was thinking of. I had not clue they made different patterns and colors. I think I've been living in a cave maybe? I like Melissa's brother doing his prom duds in duct tape. I bet that went over good.

Richard Healey said...

A lady down the street calls these her come and get me boots. Lol she had to take my wife shopping so she could have a pair. Sigh like I want every one to come and get my wife.

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Maridith Fitts said...

Now that is cute!!! Great job!!! I might do this to my daughter's boots. Goodness, she can ruin the end of her shoes quicker then anyone I know!!!

Crafty Mischief said...

These are awesome! Now you can hang out with my daughter in her zebra print duct tape shoes!
http://www.craftymischiefbybrittany.com/2011/08/princess-and-her-shoes.html
Isn't duct tape awesome? Thanks for sharing! :)

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

I LOVE your leopard boots!!!! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now at Jillify It! I hope to see you there!!

Be sure to enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there!

Jill
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Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness - I love this idea! They turned out fabulous!! I am sure I have some boots around here I can play with. Thanks for sharing.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

No way!! The animal print tape is SO SO cute!! :) I need to start looking around at garage sales! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Katie Adams said...

These boots are so cute! I can't believe it is duct tape! I would love for to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-32.html

Jessica Lucas said...

ha! i kinda like these...I'm tempted to try it with my Goodwill boots next.
thanks for sharing!

jess @
tupelocreative.blogspot.com

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Those are so fun and you did a great job! That makes me want to cover something in duct tape for my kiddos.

Shiloh said...

What a super fun way to dress up old boots! I'm very impressed.:) I would never have guessed that it is duct tape.

Michelle said...

Wow! Duct tape is cool. They turned out great and I LOVE the skirt you paired with them. Did you make it?

Meg said...

Ha! That is so much fun! I love the cheetah print!

SweetPepperRose said...

I'm just now getting into the DUCT TAPE fad, with the flowers, though I haven't tried this on shoes just yet. When my daughter sees this, she's gonna love it! thanks for sharing, esp how to go around the toe area.
JoAnn

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

WOW! Awesome! I love that they were only $1!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Sasters!

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The Better Baker said...

An amazing idea! Especially for your $1 boots.....love love love it. I just bought 3 rolls of 'fancy' duct tape and am going to make flowers to add to my granddaughter's summer flip flops. So glad someone thought of making them cute! Very nice!

Our Delightful Home said...

Awesome find & great transformation. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html

PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

Mrs. Delightful
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ms.composure said...

stumbled onto your blog from the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed reading this post!! very very cute idea!!


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Ashley said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! This is adorable, I've got several pairs of boots that must have been saved for something just like this!!!! I look forward to going through your other tutorials and the more to come!!!
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Love, Ashley

concretenprimroses said...

Terrific!
Kathy

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This is unreal! I never would have guessed that is duct tape, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Karen said...

Kaysi- I featured your Duct Tape boots today on my blog! They were one of the top viewed links at Friday Frolic! Thanks for linking up:) Feel free to grab a featured button.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday, these are being featured today!

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