I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. I have been busy creating, though, so I will share my Instagram page at the end so you can see what I’ve been up to. Many of the posts explain the process I used when creating my projects.
But today, I actually have pics of the steps I took to make these awesome slippers. So, sit back and enjoy. This was so much fun to do!
Early this morning I happened on a Pinterest post that showed a pair of slippers similar to ones I just purchased from Temu and how the crafter decoupaged them with napkins. Of course, I had to try it and am so glad I did!
I apologize to the Pinterest crafter. I was in such a hurry to do this, I forgot to save the post and now I can’t find it again. Sorry, original crafter. She actually cut the napkins into small pieces and decoupaged all areas of the napkin. I decided just to use one large piece across the top and sides.
I had purchased this pair of slippers from Temu. There were a very bright greenish yellow color and I wasn’t sure I liked the color until ….. I added the napkin to them. Wow!
Step 1. You must remove all the extra layers of the napkin. This one happened to have 2 extra layers. You only use the layer with the image. I cut around the image part of the napkin: I cut around all the succulents and greenery of the napkin and then took the other end of the napkin and cut it into small pieces.
Step 2: Once I laid the large part of the napkin over the slipper, I knew I wanted to only use it so I didn’t use the small pieces except to fill in on the sides where needed. I used a bit of water to wet down around the areas I didn’t want and tore that away, leaving only what I was going to decoupage.
Step 3: The original crafter used Mod Podge for fabric. I’m not sure you’d have to use that, but I happened to have the fabric one so that’s what I used. Mine has been around awhile and was pretty thick, so I had a bowl of water to dip my brush in first and that thinned it out just enough. I applied the Mod Podge to the whole top and sides of the slipper. (I did the second slipper with another identical napkin cut out and placed it in the same position so they would match.)
Step 3: I laid the napkin where I wanted it, added more Mod Podge to my brush, and started smoothing the napkins down, getting into all the grooves and around the edges.
Step 4: Once the Mod Podge was dry, I gave it two more coats to seal the napkin well. When the final coat was dry, I applied a coat of water based polyurethane just for a bit more protection.
UPDATE: Just to make sure I would give it 2 coats of the sealer and even spray it with an outdoor spray sealer.
This close up shows how the raised puffiness of the slipper almost gives the napkin a 3D look.
I love how they turned out! It is amazing how the napkin color took on the color of the slippers. They truly are beautiful! The original crafter said hers were holding up well. These slippers are really not meant for shopping trips, etc. but I think you could even if you get caught in a rainstorm. They are perfect for pool shoes or wearing around the house, inside or out.