Making Stuff With Molly – Color Block Sneakers

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Remember how I made a shelf and told everyone I know about it ad nauseum.  Meet the new “shelf”.  I am obsessed with these sneakers and how they turned out. I’m SO PLEASED with them.  Bonus: They were super easy and super cheap.  There are so many jokes in there.

 

A few weeks ago, I hung out with my friend Beth to have a crafty/ice cream afternoon.  She had just finished painting some sneakers and I was all “oooh giiiirl” about them.

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The inspiration, on Beth’s feet. I love anything bright and colorful and I loooove the color block shoe trend.

Once I followed up to see how her sneakers were faring (well) I decided to give it a try.

The supplies:

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  • White canvas shoes – they have these at H&M right now for $12.95.  No H&M near you? Here’s an option from Amazon.com Making Stuff With Molly   Color Block Sneakers
  • Acryllic paints – I used inexpensive craft paints and they hold up just fine.  I knew I wanted a metallic toe but wasn’t quite sure on the color.  I almost squealed when I found the Halo Violet Gold.  It’s PERFECT.
  • Flat brush – this shape makes it easy to get around the sole cleanly.
  • Painter’s Tape (Optional, I was too lazy)

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I didn’t have any masking or painter’s tape so I just free handed the line.  Here they are after the first couple of coats of the purple.

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Aaand after a couple coats of the gold. Mmmmmm.

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Added some gold to the pull tab on the back.  I let these dry overnight.

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They were a bit too lose without the laces but I kind of like the white laces anyway.

There you have it.  Easy peasy, super cute.

Have you ever painted sneakers? Are you attempted to do it now? Show me! 

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