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Cost of cute platform sneakers online: $80 and up. Cost of making it yourself: less than $20!
I was browsing online one day and saw an adorable pair of pastel galaxy print creepers. I clicked the link to the shop and they were 130 USD -__-
So I took it upon myself to make my own, and I'll show you how, too!

Posted by Dead4CEREALZ from Littlestown, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Dead4CEREALZ's 45 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, cut the rubber bottom off the old pair of shoes that you like the top of least. Mine were a pair I started drawing on, but never finished. Good bye, Tails!

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once both rubber bottoms are cut off, glue them onto the bottoms of the good shoes. My good shoes were new, because I didn't have any other shoes I was willing to part with. I got them for 5 bucks from Walmart. Make sure the two parts are glued together really well, so they don't fall apart while you're wearing them.

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the glue is dry, tape around the bottom (and/or any part you don't want paint on) with duct tape.

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, mix your blue and white to get a sky blue paint. then dab your sponge in it and cover the whole shoe in blue spots. It's okay to have a little white showing, like in the picture.

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, mix a medium purple color. Mine was about 2 parts blue, one part red, and 3 parts white. Dab that on a little less than you did the blue. Then, mix a pink with 3 parts white and one part red. Dab that on even less than the purple. Finally, dab, very lightly, a little white over top.
    I didn't take a lot of pictures for this because my hands were covered in paint.

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take your glitter glue and squirt little dots in the center of the bluest spots on the shoes. Then, blend it outwards with your fingers.

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take the duct tape off and add any embellishments you want. You can see, I added a black strip of fabric, some skinny lavender and powder blue ribbon, and a cute bow. I attached them all with hot glue. Let everything dry for at least 30 minutes. My glitter glue took a long time to completely dry, like an hour.

  • How to paint a pair of patterned shoes. DIY Galaxy Print Creepers - Step 8
    Step 8

    And you're done! They might not look perfect, but they're still cool and a ton cheaper than the real thing.

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