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'We're going to show you how to turn useless rubbish...'
What are you going to do with this lot?
'..into amazing useful stuff.'
All here on...
We meet an artist who creates amazing designs on old shoes.
We visit someone who wants to transform her own treads
and we show you how to make a crazy creature you can keep your cash in.
But first, don't chuck it out, chuck it up.
This is prank puke.
-You all right there?
Could you help me? Someone's made a right mess,
would you like to help me clean it up?
Please, honestly, I don't want to do it myself.
Somebody's made a bit of a mess underneath this tea towel.
Can you just help me sort it out?
'And I've got them hooked in.
'And it's away.'
Is that real?
'He's not sure what to make of it.'
'Told you it wasn't pretty.'
-I don't know.
'Mop it up.'
'What do you think, madam?'
That's not very pleasant.
Yeah, got you, you see.
-That's pretty sick.
-Hey, good one.
I'm going to show you how to make it.
'I'm going to show you how to prank your mates out of stuff
'you have lying around.'
OK, so here's how you make yourself some prank puke.
First of all, you need to chuck a load of PVA glue into an old bowl
and you're going to mix that with brown, green and yellow paint.
So just chuck a load of brown in, good old dollop in there,
then let's go for some yellow,
chuck that in, and a bit of green.
Wicked. Right, I'm going to give it a stir with an old spoon to
hopefully really bring out that sicky colour. Yep.
Once you're happy with your colour
and you've given it a good old stir,
pour it onto a piece of cardboard.
And I've covered it with some clingfilm
and basically that just means that
when the sick dries onto the clingfilm,
you can easily just peel it off, like you're peeling back a sticker.
Pour a good dollop in the middle like that,
just slosh it on.
And then just get an old paintbrush,
just start spreading it out.
You want it to look like it's made a proper splat on the road,
so just use your paintbrush to really brush it out.
This is starting to look really good already.
OK, I think I'm happy with my splat.
So, next I'm going to add a bit of texture to my sick
and for that I've got an old sponge and an old scouring pad.
So, just cut off little bits of corners,
same for the scouring pad,
and then, kind of much like a pizza topping, you're just
going to sprinkle them, just like this.
It's like a pavement pizza.
So, this is like the food for your sick -
your nice orange bits for your carrots,
then these can be the potatoes.
Just spread them around.
OK, I think my sick is done,
so you're going to leave this to dry.
Once it's dry, it should look something like this.
And all you need to do is just really simply
peel off the sick from the clingfilm.
Just like that.
Just peel it away...
..and there you have your prank puke.
Amazingly, in the UK...
And I know someone whose soles need saving.
Meet Ithar. She loves fashion.
She designs her own dresses,
she personalises accessories
and she has plenty of clothing to mix and match.
But it's her plimsolls that are posing a problem.
Can we stop them for being bound for the bin?
So, Ithar, spill the beans. What's up?
Well, I have some old, dirty shoes
and I'm planning to throw them away,
but do you have any idea that I can do anything with them?
-You're going to throw these away?
-Do they still fit?
-Do they still work?
Well, we don't need to throw these away.
How's about we get creative with these shoes?
That sounds good.
Yeah? I know someone who can really walk the walk with old shoes.
Take a look at this.
I'm Ali O'Neill,
I'm a shoe tattooist and today I'm going to show you
a great way to give an old pair of trainers
a new life.
So it's a really good idea to plan your design before you start
and a good idea is to sketch it out
before you start to paint.
So, here's the design I'm going to do today.
OK. So you probably can't tell what it is yet
but it's a Mexican-inspired design,
it's got some abstract elements
and some leaves and when we get it painted it's going to be
really colourful and it's going to really pop out.
We're going to do a base painting
with white acrylic
and mixing it with some fabric medium,
which makes it more pliable,
so you can work on fabric with that.
And it's crucial that you get the white base,
so that any painting you do on top
when you're getting your sketch on top
really pops out, it doesn't just sink into the canvas.
The other thing that's great about painting a white base is that
I'm able to sketch my design on and I can see it really clearly
and work from that.
I let it dry and now I can start to
sketch my design onto the shoes.
I like to draw a design
that goes across both shoes.
It's kind of like a jigsaw puzzle -
when you fit it together, it makes a complete picture.
So now I can start painting.
I'm going to use a really vibrant red
and that's the great thing
about customising your own shoes,
is you can choose any colour you want.
Don't be scared of putting too much paint on
because you can always take it off.
That's the great thing about working with acrylics.
It doesn't dry straightaway,
you've got time to rectify any mistakes.
I'm going to use a couple of different yellows -
I've got a darker yellow
and a really vibrant one.
That almost acts like a background.
Bring the bright yellow right in, like a highlight.
So, now you can start to see
the range of colours
and how bright they are and how they
complement each other.
Now I've finished painting the design
and I've just finished off
the background in black acrylic
and it just makes the design pop out.
and to enhance that even more
I'm just going to finish it off now
with some permanent markers.
You don't have to stop your
customising just at the painting.
You can change your laces if your shoes have laces,
or you can add some stickers
or you can use permanent markers.
I like to use a white permanent marker, just adds a little bit
of highlight to my design.
One final touch I'm going to add to this particular design,
I'm just going to stick a few diamantes on
and just add a real bit of bling.
So, here we are.
My finished shoe tattoo design.
I love how Ali rescued
those old shoes and turned them
into something really unique,
with a bit of paint and some imagination.
And great inspiration for how we can help Ithar!
So, this is the plan for your trainers, OK?
-Have a look at that.
-That's really cool.
We're going to turn your trainers into skeleton shoes.
-All right. Wicked.
Well, this is how we make it.
First, we need to take the laces out
of your old ones, so that we can keep them nice and clean.
So, you get some sticky-back plastic
and then you start to draw on
the design you want.
Your design can be anything. We're doing the skeleton's foot
but you could do birds on there,
One thing to think about,
make sure your design fits onto your shoe.
Those are the bones.
What we need to do, because it's sticky-back plastic,
we need to cut these bones out
and then we'll be able to stick them onto the shoe.
-Do you reckon you can do that for me?
So, Ithar, what other designs do you think would be good
on a pair of trainers or shoes?
Maybe the seaside.
Like some of the bits and bobs
that you might find at the seaside - sea shells and things like that?
Yeah, that's a good idea.
Do you reckon they'd make a good present?
Maybe you could revamp your brothers' shoes or something.
Do you reckon they'd be up for that?
If he'd let me.
So, have you ever made any of the dresses that you've designed?
No, not yet.
-My mum makes me dresses,
so I was thinking about asking her to make me one of them.
At least you know no-one else have got your dresses.
I'm on my fourth one.
-You're on your fourth?
-I've just finished my fourth.
I've just finished my fourth. I'm moving onto number five.
I'm going to try and finish before you.
-Right, I'm finished.
Next, we need to stick our little bones pieces, which can be
quite fiddly, to our old shoes.
Work out where each piece goes.
So, if you look at our design, start with this bone right there.
Yeah, exactly, right there.
See that? I'm going to stick that
to the shoe just there, like you said.
'Just keep sticking the bones on, one after another.'
What do you think your friends are going to think of these shoes?
I think they're going to think they're really cool.
Think they might ask me to give them one.
-To make them one.
Isn't it cool that you're going to save loads of money
cos you won't have to go out and buy new shoes all the time?
Yeah, and you can just keep making new ones.
All we need to do now is to paint them.
Now, we've got some special fabric paint here
that we're going to use to
colour the shoes, because
we don't want the paint to wash off.
This stuff is really good for that.
So, we take our black fabric paint...
You've got a brush there, I've got one here.
Paint over your old shoes.
Now, what's really good is because we've got the plastic on there,
the paint won't stay where the plastic is
and that's how we get the design on there, OK?
-So, you take that one, I'll take this one.
Be careful of the eyelets
and keep the paint off the soles, as well.
If the paint does go on the eyelets
or on the sole, don't worry,
because you can just take a tissue or a cloth
and just wipe it off that section.
What do you think of my efforts so far, Ithar?
-Not as good as mine.
What we need to do is let it dry
so that we can then peel off our plastic,
so we need to just wait.
It's time to reveal our handiwork.
If we take off the sticky-back plastic...hopefully...
Yes, you see how the fabric paint hasn't gone through
to the old shoe, so we've still got that original colour there.
These are going to look amazing.
It's nice, like having a new pair of shoes.
As Ali O'Neill said -
you can customise your trainers however you like.
Here are a couple of other ideas.
Why don't you use fabric pens
to make an under-the-sea design?
Or a jungle scene, complete with Venus flytraps?
Let your imagination run wild
and you'll create something amazing from your old shoes,
just like Ithar's done.
Here's how to make some cool skeleton shoes
by transforming your trainers.
Stage one - get an old pair of trainers and take out the shoelaces.
Stage two - plan your design
and draw it onto some sticky-back plastic.
Stage three - cut out the design.
..stick it onto your shoes.
Stage five -
paint on the fabric
and leave the paint to dry.
Stage six - peel off the plastic
and re-thread your laces.
Still to come, we get to work
building something brilliant from tin cans.
And we show you how to make these great juggling balls
from leftover stuff.
But first, Totally Famous.
Introducing Vivienne Westwood,
totally famous for
transforming British fashion.
Before becoming a controversial but much-loved fashion designer,
Vivienne Westwood used to do something totally different -
she was a teacher.
Then she met a chap called Malcolm McLaren
and her world changed.
They opened a shop and Vivienne started designing
and selling wild clothes.
She created the punk look, which loads of pop stars wanted to wear
and which probably influenced some of the clothes you wear today.
She used all sorts of things
like tartan, safety pins,
zips and even chains from toilets.
Later on, she sent supermodel Naomi Campbell down a catwalk
in shoes so tall they made her fall over. Whoops.
Over the years, Dame Vivienne, as she's now known, has notched up
a stack of fashion awards,
though she once failed to pick up a prize
because she was in the loo when they were handing it out.
So, let's hear it for the
totally-toiletry-famous Vivienne Westwood.
Today we're making some balloon-and-rice juggling balls,
using an old plastic water bottle,
a piece of old cereal box,
some out-of-date rice
and some leftover balloons.
First, get a funnel,
which you can make out of an old cereal box.
Then you get an old water bottle
and you put the funnel into the water bottle and then you get
the jug of rice and you pour it in.
How come I make so much mess?
It's still going!
Oh, my gosh!
Is that done?
And then you get a balloon.
'Blow a balloon up slightly
'and twist the end.'
And you put it over the top.
Over the top.
'This can be a bit fiddly.'
'Tip your rice into the balloon.
'Cut the end of the balloon off.
'Don't worry, the rice won't come out.'
Then you get your second balloon
and you cut off the end...
..and make three more little holes.
To be honest, you can do as many as you want,
but I'm just going to do three.
'Wrap that balloon around the rice balloon.'
How are you doing, Michelle?
I think I'm done. Let's make the third ball together.
There. Now it's finished.
There you have it.
-Three juggling balls.
-Let's go play with them.
These are brilliant!
I give up!
The best thing about these juggling balls is
they're really fun to throw around.
And you can make them any size.
'What can you make from a bin bag full of rubbish?
'Just have a look at this.'
Oh, what have you got here?
-No idea whatsoever.
Well, I'm going to show you how to make a cool creature in which
you can stash your cash.
You'll need a large empty egg box...
..some stiff cardboard,
some old newspaper,
a clean empty plastic bottle,
and paint - any colour you like.
And you'll need lots of tape to stick it all together.
I am going to create
a crazy creature money box.
Check this out.
A crazy creature money box?
-Have a look at this one. Look, its mouth opens.
-You put your money in the back, there.
-That is so cool.
-It's cool, isn't it?
-First things first, egg box, obviously for the mouth.
Bottle for the body, stick them together.
So a bit of tape...
OK, a bit of tape.
..to attach the two.
Just stick it on.
Stick it on, simple.
No messing around.
No messing around with this one,
just sticking it on.
Once you've got the basic frame
for your crazy creature body,
you draw some extra features
onto a bit of old cardboard.
So you need some fins, you need a tail,
you need some crazy fangs,
-all things like that.
So I'm just going to draw these
on an old bit of cardboard.
You can be as creative as you want, I suppose, at this section.
That's it, it's using your imagination, isn't it, you know?
You can start cutting it if you like,
but I have already done it, so there we go.
So I've got my cut-out pieces
and what we're going to do is stick
these on again with some tape.
So you've got your fin there,
your other fins on the side...
-..your fangs at the front
and tail on the back.
So I'll start sticking these on.
Good point to note is you need
to make sure at this point that
you take the top off the bottle,
cos obviously you're going to put your money in.
So you need to keep this separate,
but what's going to go on top of that bottle with
another bit of tape is your tail.
-Stick that on like that.
-OK, for the eyes, the big googly eyes like on this one...
..you're just going to get
some old newspaper or old tissue,
whatever, scrunch it up into a ball
and then to keep it nice and secure,
just put loads and loads of masking tape around it.
-Stick these eyes onto the body.
Again, with a bit of tape.
Where are you sticking them? Here?
That's it, exactly right.
Put a bit of tape under there,
position it on.
Stick that on there.
Bit more tape, just to
make sure they stay secure.
So once your eyes are stuck down, you need to cover the whole thing
-in cut-up bits of newspaper and some PVA glue.
So I've got some strips here
and if you just want to start
-sloshing the glue on.
-OK, no problem,
get some glue on there.
It's going to be covered everywhere from
the mouth, the egg box, the eyes,
the fins, everything.
-So then on goes the paper?
So, once you've completely covered
your creature in the newspaper
and glue, you're going to leave it to dry
and then, when it is dry, it's going to look something
-like this. Which I think looks pretty cool already.
It's wicked, isn't it?
-I could have that in my room.
-Know what I mean?
This is it, it's what it's about.
You're just going to completely
cover it in your colours
and you can use any colours.
It's just about getting creative.
This is wicked.
And once you've finished painting it
and decorating it however you want,
you might have something that looks a bit like this.
And check this out, you can just twist off the tail.
And you put your money in it.
Put your tail back on and there you've got your
crazy creature money box and you can
literally try it with anything.
We've got loads of different shaped bottles and different colours.
-We've gone from yellow...
..we've got bright blue, purple, pink.
So you've got to give it a go.
Try out your own Crazy Creature Money Box.
Yum, yum, yum, yum.
-Bloomin' handy things, these egg boxes, Vin.
Did you know that the cardboard ones are made from
100% recycled paper pulp?
That's good, ain't it?
Yeah. Just a shame eggs hate jokes, really, isn't it?
Because they're always cracking up!
That was a terrible yolk.
Really? I thought it was smashing.
Well, at least you're coming out of your shell.
So what are we doing up at this hour, Michelle?
Oh, you read my mind - breakfast!
Ey, ey, ey. We've got a bit of work to do first.
-Here we go.
Oh, hi, Michelle.
-Now you've got something that we need.
Yep, well, it involves food, but not just yet. Come with us.
Tony, will you lead the way?
Yep. Come, Michelle. Follow me, please.
Whoa, check it out, you've got loads of tin cans here.
-How many of these do you get through, Tony?
-Hundreds a week.
Do you mind if we take some off your hands?
Yeah, not a problem.
Cos I've got an idea that is out of this world.
Really? While we're doing that, I know it's a little bit cheeky,
Tony, but do you reckon you could rustle us up some brekky?
-Yeah, sure, no problem.
You're staying here, you need to help me lift and shift these.
-Really? Where are we going?
-Yeah, let's get on with it.
So, what do you call this piece, then?
We haven't even started yet, mate.
OK, first of all, we need a piece
of card to protect the floor and
then we're going to do a circular layer of cans with the small ones.
Are you sure we're using enough?
We've got a lot of cans to get through.
Look at the size of this pile!
We're using enough space for this section, but believe me,
it's going to get bigger.
The silver ones at the front.
-Is that good?
Are you going to give me any idea of what this is meant to be?
Not yet, mate. You just keep piling on these tins.
All will be revealed in good time.
Now we need to build up the middle section with the bigger cans.
Mixing up the colours to create a really cool pattern.
So Michelle, this isn't exactly recycling, is it,
cos Tony hasn't used these cans yet?
I know, but I only thought of it a few days ago.
We did need loads of cans and that's why I thought of Tony
and to be fair, we can always rebuild this with the empty cans,
-cos they're going to get used at some point.
Cool. Right, let's get on with the next level.
I think I know what we're building.
It's getting so big, I can't see over the top.
-I know. It's coming together.
-It really is.
I tell you what, this is good exercise for your arms.
'Guessed what it is yet?
'Perhaps these will give you a clue.'
Red and yellow, perfect for flames.
It's a real cool effect that you get
from using these leftover napkins, isn't it?
Yeah, it really works.
So is that it? Have we reached a peak?
No, I think we need a few more to build it up at the top.
We're going to need a ladder for this one, aren't we?
And there we go.
'We used nearly 2,000 tins of beans,
'tomatoes and spaghetti to make this space rocket.'
Here you go, guys, there's your breakfast.
Hey, and Tony, when you've used all these cans,
you can just give Nigel a shout,
cos I'm sure he'd rebuild it with all the empties.
Would you, Nigel?
-Yeah, I suppose so.
-Oh, that would be lovely.
-Yeah, no worries, Tone.
'Five, four, three,
Yeah, I'm pretty pleased with that.
Looks good and finally I get to eat!
-We'll see you next time.
Why don't you have a go at rustling up some prank puke...
..giving new life to some old trainers,
making some juggling balls...
..or creating your own
crazy creature to keep your cash in?
And start collecting your old packaging...
..your empty crisp packets...
..and your used plastic bottles for
the next time on Totally Rubbish.
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