Friday, July 13, 2012

Busted Toms to Upcycled Toms Sandals

I love my Toms!  But like all other Toms.. the toes wore out on my favorite pair of Burlap loves.  I was devastated.. but then like the Phoenix rising from the ashes hope arose in this photo from Pinterest.
Pinned Image
Now of course there was NO tutorial.... until now that is!
Here is mine!

Tools needed
Knife (don't panic!)
Hot Glue Gun
Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust (just kidding!)
Pin It
Start with your busted Toms
Next trace the pattern that you would like your Toms to have on the top of the shoe.. I just followed that Natural flow of the shoe.
Now take a DEEP breath.. it's going to be OK.. and CUT! 
Use your knife to cut the lines and then use your scissors to cut the lines straight.
Start with the front around the toe area.
Then cut your deep V's to the front.
Now onto the sides.. for the outside leave 1 bar
and for the inside none.
Then Hot glue the bottoms back into place..
so your shoes won't be talking to you..
Mine would say "Murderer.. you are a shoe Murderer!"
And wear them with pride that not only did you SAVE your shoes..
(Nice Tat!)
but you upcycled them into an even cooler pair that ALL of your friends will ENVY!
Now go get that Pedicure you've been wanting.. you deserve it since you just saved $50 by making yourself a new pair of shoes!
I am sharing with

One Artsy Mama



  1. I didn't realize you were a shoe designer :). I love that you were brave enough to attempt something like this...even though your shoes were shouting 'murder' at you. Really great way to save a pair of shoes that may have otherwise needed to be tossed!

  2. Wow! You are a Dr Frankenstein. Bringing life back into the dead. Outstanding job! Thanks for sharing this awesome redo at Freedom Fridays!
    PS Thanks to friends like you I have reached 301 followers and my giveaway is live! Here's the link,I would love for you to enter

    PSS Can I send you a couple pairs of shoes, Lol

  3. Noooo! I don't want to hear that the toes are going to wear out of my burlap Toms! They're my first pair of Toms and I love them!

  4. What a great way to repurpose your Toms!! Smart thinkin' and thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party} this week!