Category Archives: Altered Hat Pin and Holder

Little Darling Baby Shoe….

I was browsing facebook and I came across the idea of altering a shoe–not sure what post I saw it on or where but I was instantly intrigued. I know it sounds strange and why would you want to alter a shoe…well I have to tell you it’s one of THE most creative things I’ve done in a while! It’s very addicting too…since making this baby shoe I’ve altered 4 other shoes and I have more awaiting my creative muse! For this baby shoe I used a size 2 girls mary jane with a soft soled bottom. I had some beautiful lace from a wedding dress I tore loveingly apart for just such an occasion as this. Since this was such a small shoe I decided to make it into a pin holder for hat pins (which you can see in an earlier post). All of the embellishments on the shoe were hot glued using a low temp glue gun. I hope it inspires you to think outside your box and repurpose something you would never have thought to repurpose!


Altered Pins and Holder

hat pin holder

Dusted off the cricut and made a cute little holder for some altered corsage pins I made. There are some amazing ideas on youtube but the one I kept going back to were ones made with the cricut. This is from the “sophisticated” cartridge using the fleur de lis. I layered the fleur de lis, 2 times on the main design, spaced with foam dots. Then made a shadow and put a piece of sheer ribbon on the back, followed by a layer of foam dots and finally the back shadow. This layering creates space for the pins to go in and be stored. Love how elegant this turned out–super simple, quick and easy!!