Shoe Sugar Month: Day 12 Forest Berries

January 18, 2011

So, I love the way these turned out. Would look great paired with this dress. 

It snowed big here. Lily has been sick all last week so with the weekends, the holiday and her absences last week, she hasn't been to school in 11 days! Feels like another Christmas vacation....minus the coughing/fevers.
I wanted to let Grosgrain readers know of TWO things. First. I'm starting to post on my other site daily. Check out my daily series about bunk beds. Please follow me if you like:) From now on, I'll be posting frequently every day. The site is still evolving so there might be some funky changes. For instance I just made a new header yesterday.
Second. Tomorrow I'll be having a REALLY amazing giveaway. If you've liked a lot of the shoe sugar this month I promise you'll be interested in what it is. So check back TOMORROW!

1. Use RIT dye and make a greenish yellow dye. Add knotted balls. You will need 30 total.

If you can't find knotted balls. Here's a great tutorial on how to make your own. That way you don't have to dye.
 2. Take a yard of grosgrain ribbon. Fold over 2".
 3. Fold over back toward the previous loop.
4. Keep folding until you have 3 rows of bows on either side.
5. Cut a circular piece of felt and glue to bottom.
6. Hot glue dyed knotted balls in a circle.
 7. Pile on the rest of the balls with hot glue. Then glue clip onto back.


16 {comments}:

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so gorgeous! I'm not sure I have ever seen a knotted ball before. Where did you buy yours from?

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

New favorite!!!

jwilsonhess said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!! What a great idea

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute!! I love these ones!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

I bought mine at a fabric outlet store down the street from me. BUT you can make your own. Here's the tutorial

Five Seconds From Crazy said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful! I love green!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

You're going to kill me for this, but they look like sprouts! :x

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I request a tutorial for the very cool shoe liners you appear to have mastered? Please, Please, Please! What if I were willing to beg?

Sweeter Hours said... Best Blogger Tips

Again I am absolutely in Love with the insoles! Love love love. These remind me of early springtime :)

Sarah Jordan said... Best Blogger Tips

You take amazing photos...Love the snow and ivy against the shoes.

Bitchy Bloggy Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

I did the felt flower shoe sugar for me and my daughter and posted it on my blog at Upcycle Mama ( I posted photos and a link to your blog--hope that's okay. You make gorgeous stuff lady!! I love it!!

thursday said... Best Blogger Tips

I like this one very much! It may be my very favourite so far :)

I would like to second the request for a shoe liner tutorial. Every time I visit this page I'm wishing my shoes looked so pretty on the inside.

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I already told you that I'm really enjoying shoe sugar month! I love the fun shoe inserts you have as well. I assume you made those yourself. I want to make some of those, as well, even though I would be the only one to see them.

Yannie said... Best Blogger Tips

Your creations are really fabulous. It makeds my mind spinning thinking of creative things that I also want to do like yours.

Lois said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the knotted balls but SUCK at following directions. Mine turn out lopsided. I bet it takes pracitce...But how did you make yours so squarish?

they are fabulous

Luanne said... Best Blogger Tips

very gorgeous shoe! wanna wear that. :D

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