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DIY Shoe Hack

Customize your kicks with this DIY project. Create unique watercolour effects using Sharpies on your shoes for a totally unique accessory. Add some beads or fabric paint to complete the look and you’ll be walking on sunshine.

Instructions:

How to give your shoes a makeover

Step 1: Colour a third of your shoe, from the heel up, with a dark coloured alcohol-based Sharpie marker. Fill in the last third with a lighter coloured marker.

 

Step 2: Apply rubbing alcohol to the coloured portions of your shoe with a cotton swab. The ink will blead and create a gradient.

 

Step 3: Stitch beads through the canvas onto the surface of the shoe.

 

Step 4: Once your shoe is completely dry use Setascrib fabric markers or Setacolour paints to add details or patterns to your shoe.

You will need:

  • White canvas shoes
  • Sharpie markers
  • Setascrib markers
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton swabs
  • Miyuki beads
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Optional:

  • Hair dryer
  • Use a hairdryer to evaporate the alcohol before the colour bleeds onto areas you wanted to keep white.
  • Coat the rubber on the soles of the shoes with Vaseline to prevent the ink from staining them.

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