Aren’t they adorable? I’m obsessed.
For Christmas this year I wanted to make my sister something she couldn’t go out and buy herself. After a lot of research and a lot of time spent on Pinterest I decided that I should try to make her a pair of shoes. That is how this project came to be. Surprisingly, this project was pretty simple. I made my sister the pokeball-inspired shoe featured below.
For me, there’s something so awesome about being able to design and wear my own art. I hope you’ll find this tutorial useful and be able to create something that is not only marvelous, but also truly unique to you!
1 pair of shoes
A sponge paint brush
A thin paint brush for small details
Clear Acrylic Aerosol Spray Sealer
Step One: Find the perfect pair of shoes that you want to turn into something more beautiful. I found my pair on sale at Urban Outfitter for $10. That was $10 well spent. You can also use a pair of shoes you already have!
Step 2: With a sponge brush and acrylic paint, paint to desired color. It took me a few coats to get them to be completely white. If they’re already desired color then you can skip this step!
Step 3: Cut out stencil of design and trace it on to the shoes. For the glitter, I mixed together mod podge and gold glitter and filled in the heart I traced on.
Step 4: COVER THOSE SHOES IN CLEAR ACRYLIC ARESOL SEALER. Especially the glitter. This will stop the glitter from falling off and protect your shoes in the rain.
Step 5: Let them dry.
Step 6: Wear them and feel fabulous.
If you tried this, let me know what your thoughts are! I would love to see your wearable works of art. 🙂