Monday, June 25, 2012

Harry Potter Heels

I was inspired by these comic book heels I saw floating around on the interwebs here and was instantly intrigued by it. However, no offense to the original poster, but I am not the biggest fan of comic books. So I suppose one should go with what they know and what they love and so I went with Harry Potter!

I just went out and bought very basic heels [I went with black patent heels that had a bit of a platform to them, which was a total personal preference]. Then spent a couple of hours cutting up the pages of a Harry Potter book. I choose book 2 merely because I loved the quotes scattered throughout its pages and it was the only HP book that I had a copy of and was falling apart. I'm not going to list every step I took, that's why the link is posted if you so wish to make your own-although I must warn you... it is a very very long and tedious process... expect to spend the afternoon working on this.

I plan on making more of this style in whatever book crosses my fancy. :)

The shoe before it gets Harry Potter-fied
Make sure to place something down to protect
your work surface. Cleaning up glue on the floor is not easy.

The most tedious part is definitely wrapping
around the heels and curving the sides
But everything was definitely worth it!

Amount of time: 1/2 day [I kept getting distracted by the Olympic trials]
Willingness to repeat: absolutely yes!!

I can't wait to wear them!
Let me know if you would like me to make you a pair in your favorite book!! Shoot me an email and let me know or go to my etsy shop!