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Turn your boring old shoes into something stylish and new!
Fancy, embellished shoes can be quite expensive, so here is a great way to turn some cheap shoes into something super stylish.

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  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials. You'll need a cutting board, an art knife, a pencil, fabric glue, toothpicks, paper, black marker, and napkins.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Choose a pair of shoes that you can easily paint on.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start by drawing out a design of choice or alternatively, look up something online and print it out. You just want to make sure that it will fit on the front of your shoe.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Outline your design in black marker, and photocopy it so you have a couple of back ups.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use your art knife to cut out your design. Take your time.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Viola! You've created a stencil.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trace your stencil onto your shoe.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stuff the inside of your shoe with tissue so it'll make it easier to paint your design.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use your toothpick to paint your design. This is slow work, but the end result is totally worth it.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Embellished/Hand Painted Shoes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Enjoy your finished painted/embellished shoes!

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