Red, White, and Shoes

Aside from the terrible name, I am actually super excited about this post because... DIY! (sidenote: the name is the product of 8 hours of tutoring, restraining, and behavior modification so excuse the lameness!) 

I received these Toms as a gift from my bestie about 2 years ago and in those two years I have worn completely out. From Virginia to the Dominican Republic these shoes have traveled miles with me. Eventually though all good things must come to an end and this eventually happened.


Yes, those are holes and rips and all kinds of sadness. 

However, because of Pinterest, I was able to salvage these lovelies and be festive at the same time. 

I scavenged through my fabric bin and found this American Flag fabric that I had bought for something previously. Then I grabbed a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun and I was set. 

I had not template to go buy so I just guesstimated the size I needed and cut as I went. I made sure to hot glue "seams" so the edges would not fray. I decided to cover both the tips of the shoes and the back patches. 
The size of the back patch. 

Hot gluing the edges to make it neater.

For the tips of the shoes, I found it easiest to just glue and cut as I went along. I attempted to have a pattern cut out but that ended up a failure. 

This was the final product:

I don't know about you, but I love them! This is a super easy craft that can be taken in almost any direction you want. (shortly after doing this, I was wishing I had cupcake fabric!) It took about 30 minutes to complete just because of the tedious task of cutting and gluing. 

If you try a DIY like this, let me know how you did it and how it turned out! 




  1. AMAZING! You could never tell this was a DIY! Fabulous job!

    Diary of a Debutante

  2. Looks fantastic! Can't believe it's a DIY!

    1. I can't believe it actually turned out well!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad they turned out well!

  4. Fun DIY! After the holiday, it'd be cute with white or hot-pink fabric.
    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

    1. I really want to add a black and white print next!

  5. These are adorable! Perfect for the 4th.

  6. Wait this is so funny, I actually just popped through the toe of a pair of my Toms (my first pair ever) this is perfect!

    1. If you try this, let me know how it turns out?!

  7. Looks so original. I'm not American but I'm going to celebrate with you

  8. what an awesome idea! love it :)

  9. That is such a super cute idea! So great for the 4th :)