You probably know by now that Violet and I love sneakers. We’ve shown you in our DIY sneakers tutorials how to customise shoes with shoelaces and how to care for your sneakers. We love our DIY shoes because it makes our shoes like no other!
In this week’s tutorial I combine both techniques from previous tutorials to show you how to paint your shoes. We’re going to DIY our shoes with a design you cant find elsewhere! I’m sure you’ve seen those painted canvas shoes retailing in shops. We’re going to give life to an old pair of sneakers using the same method. Here’s how you do-it-yourself.
You will need:
– blank canvas shoes (preferably clean and washed)
– paint markers (they dont run when in contact with water)
– fabric paints
– paint brushes
First, draw on any design you like on your canvas shoe using the paint markers. Feel free to customise your shoe with whatever design that comes to your mind. I randomly doodled and drew a butterfly, some flowers and leaves on the sides before painting with the fabric paints.
The best thing about DIY shoes or sneakers, is that you are only limited by your imagination. You dont even have to make both sides of the shoe design the same! I was inspired by a pair of sneakers I saw in New York and decided I’d draw a pair of wings for the other side of my shoe.
Then, paint the wings blue and blend in white and silver for that extra dimension. I decided to paint the entire shoe black thanks to a suggestion from my mom to make the wings stand out.
Once you’re done, admire your latest pair of DIY shoes!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY sneakers tutorial on how to paint your shoes. With a little creativity the number of DIY sneakers that you can come up with are infinite! Violet’s got a DIY shoes design that quite signature of herself. Since it’s the long weekend here in Singapore, maybe someone might even paint their sneakers red and white and make a food trip down to Chip Bee Gardens to celebrate. With my newly jazzed up sneakers, I’m ready to head out for a food adventure with the food blogger who took these photos!