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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. 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!!!

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  8. 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! :)

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  9. 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
    www.jillifyit.com

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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

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

    jess @
    tupelocreative.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  23. 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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  24. 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!!!
    http://simplyeldridge.blogspot.com/

    Love, Ashley

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  25. 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 :)

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

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  26. 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.

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