DIY Shoe makeover

24 Jan

I’ve been very inspired lately, baking, painting, sewing…I just can’t seem to keep my fingers still. Today an idea just popped into my head and I had to do it immediately. In fact I was so overcome by my muse, that I missed my yoga class and was almost late for a lunch appointment. Here is what I did.

2012 Shoe Makeover

1. Old pair of shoes

2. All purpose craft paint (I used Martha Stewarts– it comes in SO many colors)

3. Tape (I used painters tape but I’m guessing any old masking tape would work fine)

4. Paint brush or sponge

5. Scissors (depending on your design)

Once you have decided on a pattern (the possibilities are endless) and taped it into place, start painting. Make sure that all the edges of the tape are pressed down firmly to the surface of the shoe. My shoes needed two coats with some drying time in-between. Within about 2 hrs and had these funky, unique new shoes. Now I want to try it out with other colors and designs.

pattern in taped in place


taking the first peak at the finished product

i love them!

That’s all for now!



3 Responses to “DIY Shoe makeover”

  1. Son and Sun January 16, 2014 at 20:43 #

    This is a great DIY project! You just gave me a few new pairs of shoes lol. Thanks!

  2. Sarah Rose January 24, 2012 at 23:35 #

    Very cool!

  3. Elsa January 24, 2012 at 21:38 #

    I love them too!

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