Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby Shoe Bouquet Tutorial

Here is the Baby Shoe Bouquet tutorial I promised you.

It is from an idea that Dawn, at
The Feathered Nest
had for my teabag roses, and baby shoes.

Start with a baby shoe.
Vintage is nice, but if you do not have vintage,
try my tutorial HERE to make on look vintage.

You will also need some teabag roses.
Tutorial HERE.

After you have aged your shoe, stuff it almost full of tissue, or stuffing.
This is to keep the nice shape of the shoe.

Now, take your 20 or so roses you have made,
and put 3-5 in cheesecloth and pull it up around them a bit.
It makes a little bouquet.
These can be used by themselves, or for your shoe.

Start gluing the little bundles into your shoe,
letting some of the cheesecloth poke up out of them,
and some hang down over side of shoe.

Continue till shoe is full, gluing one bundle to another as you go.
Trim any cheesecloth off that you do not want.

To finish, I added a piece of cotton lace trim over the laces,
Then glued buttons to it.
I tied a bow at this side.
So, there you have it.
A sweet little baby shoe rose bouquet.

(for those observant people out there who noticed
this is a different shoe than I started with, you are right.
I had this one all done, then realized I had taken no pics!
This is actually one of my 'new turned vintage' shoes.)

More to come with different style roses.
A different look than this one. =)

Please, let me know if you do up any of my tutorials.
I would love to feature what you have done.

Hope you are enjoying your day.

(Oh, and I have just finished something new!!!
I cannot wait to show you!)

barbara jean

PS I may have already posted this, but could not find it,
so, hope it is not a rerun for you. =)

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Sarina said...

That's lovely, Barbara Jean.


Susan said...

Oh I loved this aged look of this shoe! I can see it sitting on a table with lace table cloth surrounded by other beautiful things. Also having a warm glow from a lamp shining on the shoe. What an inviting vignette would that be?

Rebecca said...

Totaleeeee fabulous! I haven't made those roses yet but they are ON MY LIST! I'm in a big project right now but when I'm done................


Little Miss Maggie said...

Very romantic even though it is a baby shoe. Thanks for the tutorial.

Teri said...

Sigh... oh so very, very sweet! Why oh why did I ever get rid of my children's shoes???!! I have a lot of tea bags just waiting to be made into your gorgeous roses... I am actually afraid to try it!! How silly is that?? But this is a fabulous project... it has to go high up on my list!!!!
Thank you, too, for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh, so precious!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness that is pretty much the cutest thing ever!!! I totally want to try one soon!

victoriantailor said...

Very sweet, those roses are so gorgeous!

Ornate Splendor said...

Love this sweet baby shoe Bouquet! I just bought several pairs of vintage baby shoes at an estate sale...projects are coming! Thanks for the inspiration. Catherine