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How to upcycle old converse shoes

Upcycle Old Converse Shoes

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Part one- the bookmark

Start with a whole gutted chuck Taylor low top

Start with a whole gutted chuck Taylor low top

Find the flapper

Find the flapper

Grab your scissors

Grab your scissors

Cut the flapper off

Now you've got this

Now you've got this

Grab your glue and glue over the cut in the flipper and any loose strands so they don't fall apart

Grab your glue and glue over the cut in the flipper and any loose strands so they don't fall apart

Like so

Like so

Let that dry and let's move on to part two, iPod holder

Rip out the sole and your gonna have to get creative! Elbow grease. When you are done with that, empty out the sand and dirt. throw away the sole

Rip out the sole and your gonna have to get creative! Elbow grease. When you are done with that, empty out the sand and dirt. throw away the sole

Cut of the front of the shoe right above the first eyelet and then REALLY clean it out make sure there is no Sand or dirt, vacuum if you must!

Cut of the front of the shoe right above the first eyelet and then REALLY clean it out make sure there is no Sand or dirt, vacuum if you must!

Cut a slit in the front big enough to get your charger throughBE CAREFUL! I had to use a rasor to cut the hole, if you can't use sharp objects without hurting yourself, have someone else do it for you

Get the shoe lace from your pair of converse, in knot them, cut 1/3 off of it.

Get the shoe lace from your pair of converse, in knot them, cut 1/3 off of it.

Loop an tie it through the eyelets , hang it on your wall with a tac , plug it in and there ya go!

Loop an tie it through the eyelets , hang it on your wall with a tac , plug it in and there ya go!

Part 3- Finnish the bookmark

Take your 1/3 of shoe lace, a chunk of shoe with two eyelets and the flapper.

Take your 1/3 of shoe lace, a chunk of shoe with two eyelets and the flapper.

Apply contact cement

Apply contact cement

Stick them together, wait a day an you have a bookmark

Stick them together, wait a day an you have a bookmark

Now you are done! I still have to figure out how to use the rest of it so comment with your ideas!

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Used it for the first time on my bible!

Used it for the first time on my bible!

  • 1.0 A pair of old Dirty retired converse
  • 1.0 Phonshoestring
  • 1.0 Scissors
  • 1.0 Razor
  • 1.0 Rubber cement/ rubber and fabric glue
  • 1.0 Phone/iPod charger