Hello everyone! So, I want to inform you that last week’s blog post was a lead up to this weeks post! Hooray! So, if you don’t remember last weeks blog post, click here and read it first!
So, my niece’s birthday is coming up at the end of the month, and being the awesome aunt that I am (cough cough plugging myself for being the best aunt ever lol), I love making her gifts. So, my niece is turning 4 and love Minnie Mouse.
But then again, I love Minnie Mouse as well, so we have the same taste in Disney stuff.
I decided that I wanted to make her a pair of shoes with Minnie Mouse on them. Now, I had an idea where I put Minnie Mouse on the side of a pair of Toms knockoffs like my shoes that I did last week. Unfortunately, Walmart does not carry Toms style shoes like I wanted.
So these were my two choices.
Now why these two pairs of shoes? First of all, the brown and pink ones are just absolutely adorable! And the white one were just simple. I thought about the white shoes because then I could do the classic Minnie Mouse. But then…my niece will be four and the shoes will not be white for long. So….I went with the brown and pink.
I then went to Michaels and bought black, white, and pink gems to put on the shoes. Here was my biggest issue…finding the same pink as the shoe laces! Michaels had one package that had pink gems and it only had 13 gems in it. But, with the help from mom I was able to gain more pink gems.
So I found an outline of Minnie Mouse online and printed it out to measure for the front of the shoe. It took two or three tries, but I got the perfect size. I then took a pencil and sketched around the Minnie Mouse outline. I had to cut the inside of the outline to get the bottom of the bow.
And after a lot of sticky fingers and incorrectly placed gems (oops) I finally got the shoes done!
I think they are absolutely adorable! I added some gems to the sides of the shoes next to the laces and a small line on the back of the shoes to add a little bit of extra bling.
They are so cute! I hope my niece is as excited to open them as I am to give them to her. They were so easy to make and I hope that she gets a lot of use out of them!