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Hello Makers! I’m always looking for fun crafts to do with my daughter, especially during the summer. Now that she’s 9, finding her own style and picking out her outfits and doing her own hair are things she’s starting to do more and more. So when she asked me if we could make her some new shoes, I thought it was the perfect craft… especially with back-to-school season coming upon us quickly. New school year usually equals new shoes. Here’s what we came up with…
Didn’t they turn out so cute? They were really easy and fun to make, so I thought we’d share the how to with y’all so you can make some too!
- white canvas shoes
- fabric spray paint
- vinyl (not pictured)
- Spellbinders Platinum 6
- Spellbinders Feather Die
- plastic (to cover paint area)
Using the Platinum 6 and the feather die, cut out vinyl feathers. Yes that’s right… this sweet machine cuts through vinyl and super smoothly too.
My feathers were cut in seconds. Look at those clean cut lines too.
Peal the back off the vinyl feathers and place them on the sneakers. Smooth out the vinyl and make sure the edges are pressed down really well to prevent bleeding.
Remove shoe laces and then stuff your sneakers with newspaper to prevent painting the inside of the shoe. I also covered the tongues with newspaper to keep them white. Cover the surface with plastic and spray your shoes with the fabric spray paint (found at your local craft store and please read the directions on the bottle before painting). Originally we taped off the plastic soles of the shoes, and as we were painting we changed our minds and pealed the tape. It’s personal preference, really.
Allow dry time between coats of paint and be sure to turn the shoes in all angles so that you can be sure you cover the shoe completely.
After the fabric paint is completely dry, carefully peal off the vinyl feathers, and remove the newspaper.
I love the bright the white tongue and feather against the teal paint. They really turned out so great.
My daughter loves how they turned out. Although I helped and supervised this project, she was definitely apart of all steps and had so much fun creating her new sneakers.
Would you like to win a Platinum machine of your very own?! I promise you that you’ll love everything about it and the projects you can make using it are endless. All you have to do is enter the giveaway form below. Simple, right?! And, if you want even more chances to win, visit the other blogs participating in this giveaway and enter there too! We are giving away 3 Platinum 8.5 Machines!! Woohoo! Plus you’ll get a chance to see what creative idea they came up with using the Platinum machine. The giveaway will close on July 21, 2017, at 11:59PM MST and will be announced shortly after that. Best of luck!