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Thursday
Dec292011

Maize & Blue Michigan Ribbon Shoes

Frank and I are leaving today for a New Year's road trip to New Orleans. Why? To see the Michigan Wolverines play in the Sugar Bowl, of course! In honor of heading to one of the BCS bowl games I thought I'd share a shoe mod that I did for wearing to the Michigan games.

At the end of the summer I found a pair of navy flats with light blue ribbons on the discount rack at DSW and thought they would be perfect to convert into Michigan shoes. 

To modify the shoes I cut the light blue ribbon and pulled it out. It was glued down so in some sections I had to use tweezers to reach through the grommets and pull the ribbon away from the glue.

To add the yellow ribbons, I threaded ribbon onto a large tapestry needle and then wove it in and out though the shoe's grommets. I left long tails on the ribbon so that I could finish off the shoes by tying the ribbon into a bow. The shoe on the left is one after I modified it and the one on the right is before.

The shoes turned out cute and only took about 15 minutes to mod. I wore them for the beginning of football season (until it got too cold!) and I am hoping it is warm enough in New Orleans on January 3 that I can wear them again for the Sugar Bowl. Go Blue!

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