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make those icky shoes look great!
So I took a look at my collection of shoes and had nothing cute or punk-ish to wear to my sister's party (the theme was early nineties party... not sure if the shoes fit, but they were a hit anyhow).

I made a really cute pair for my sister as well (they had a little kid in a lion costume and one in a giraffe costume) but I was so excited to give them to her, that I forgot to take pictures.

Just a side note, the pictures really don't do them justice. They're really not shiny... damned flash.

Posted by Elizabeth D. from Rochester, New York, United States • Published
  • Step 1

    Paint your shoes any color you'd like using the tulip soft fabric paint. Let dry or if you're impatient like me, use a hair dryer.

  • Step 2

    Freehand a design with pencil (I use colored pencil when the design is too dark or gray). You can also make a design or find one online and print it out. For my cheapie stencils (since I never have anything lying around that I want) I just print it onto paper, cover the back with duct tape and use an exacto knife to cut it out.

  • Step 3

    Outline design and color it in!!

  • Step 4

    After that's dried, spray two light coats of scotch guard over the shoes. Try doing it a few feet away and make sure it's light. If it's too heavy, the paint may wash away or smear. If it does smear, pat the shoes down with a paper towel, do some touch ups and spray again.

  • Step 5

    Let dry and wear them out!!

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lauren x
lauren x
lena · Richmond, Virginia, US · 2 projects
lol i looked at what you need 4 it and i was like ok so i need this and this and... where can i buy some creativity???
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Those look fantastic, great revamp
Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
love em!
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