Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) & a $155 Amazon Giveaway!

I’m not going to lie, my shoes take a good beating but it pains me to throw them out when inevitably the next pair are going to end up looking the same way! So I did what any crafty mama would do, I restored them with a little paint (& a BOLD print!)

                  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Restore your UGGS with paint and a stencil! Full tutorial at     They cleaned up pretty nicely didn’t they?  Ok, but now that you see what I did now let me tell you HOW I did it!

First, I made a paper stencil. So I literally traced my shoe on paper and then scanned it into my computer.


Next I traced my shoe template with my Silhouette Designer software, and layered a giraffe print over top. (Don’t forget to make it a compound path!)

I then placed my freezer paper on the mat and adjust my settings to Blade 2, Speed 3, I clicked CUT! (Thanks Lauren at The Thinking Closet for taking the guesswork out).


After the freezer paper was cut it was time to start ironing! If you iron on suede make sure to use the low heat setting. As for freezer paper, I am a HUGE FAN!!!!  It stuck when I needed it to, it didn’t melt to my shoe,  and it peeled up when I was done with it.

Next it was time to paint! I used fabric paint and a foam brush. Whenever possible I tried blotting instead of wiping since some areas of the paper weren’t completely flat due to old UGG wrinkles.

I then let it sit overnight. 1) Because I wanted to make sure it was dry. 2) It was 1AM and I was exhausted!! That one Ugg took me 3 hours to make!

The next morning I hurried down the stairs like it was Christmas, I was so anxious to peel that paper away and see if my crazy idea worked.


And it did!!!


And it seems I wasn’t the only one who was excited, my teenager was so happy she agreed to let me capture the moment!

PicMonkey Collage

I know that was a long post you still with me? Good!! Because I’m not done I have an AWESOME Giveaway to tell you about! But first you need to check out what my Silhouette buddies have been up to!


Insanely inspiring right?! You should go see HOW they did it by following the links below!

  1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
  4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
  5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
  6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
  7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
  8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
  9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
  11. Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
  12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
  13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
  14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
  15. Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
  16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
  17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
  18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
  19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
  20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
  21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
  22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
  23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
  24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
  25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
  26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
  27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
  28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
  29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
  30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
  31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
  32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
  33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. “Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
  35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!! Who wants to win $155 to AMAZON!!!! (you could totally buy a Silhouette Portrait and some crafting goodies with that!!)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

And here are ALL the technical details:

  • Giveaway runs from Monday, December 9th – Monday, December 16th at 11:59p eastern.
  • Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and this is an international-friendly giveaway!
  • 31 different bloggers from our Silhouette Challenge FB Group made this giveaway possible, which means…
  • There are 31 different potential entries per person!  That’s a lot of potential winning power.
  • Giveaway prize = an Amazon Gift Card for $155 toward a Silhouette machine or supplies…but in truth, can be spent on anything the winner’s heart desires!  Bonus.
  • The winner will be contacted by Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email and will have 48 hours to respond; so, folk should watch their spam folders.
  • Readers can read the rest of the giveaway terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

Phhew… that was a mouthful! I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Make sure you check out my friends, enter the giveaway, oh and tell me what you think about my UGGS!!

xo, Dee

Oh and, if you are looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form , and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.


31 thoughts on “Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) & a $155 Amazon Giveaway!

  1. A M A Z I N G! I don’t have any uggs, but if I did and they were messed up this is so what I would do to them. Job well done my friend!!! Love them!

  2. That is amazing!! I was hoping you would be able to answer my question regarding your blog! I’m Heather and if you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com I would greatly appreciate it!

  3. Wow! I’m just speechless at how well that came out and how much work it must have been to lay down the freezer paper. Great job Dee!

  4. Totally Awesome project~ I am not sure I would have the courage to attempt this, but you definitely did an amazing job! Don’t cha just love it when the crafting Gods are on our side?!! Your daughter looks very happy with the results, and she gets to make a fashion statement too! Great job!

    1. Oh my gosh don’t I ever..those crafting gods turn on me a lot 🙂 I knew they were a hit when I had to stop my teenager from Instagramming them when she saw them .. that’s like my true crafting test! hahaha

  5. I didn’t know you have a teenager! She’s so cute! And now EXTRA cute with these giraffe print uggs. Way to give them a new lease on life! And I’m so glad to hear the freezer paper stenciling worked so well for you…I’m impressed considering it is far from a flat surface. You must have the patience of a saint! It was well worth the hours of effort.

    Thanks so much for all your help behind the scenes getting things ready for this December Challenge & Giveaway. You helped make it a true success!

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