Painted Feather Sneakers

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Spellbinders but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own. I only share products and companies with my readers whom I love and think they will too.

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!

You’ll need:

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! 


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  1. Ava Gavloski says:

    Great project. So fun.

  2. Christine Johnson says:

    Such a cool idea! Turned out super cute! tfs…Hugs, Christine Johnson

  3. Tina Massey says:

    what a super cute idea

  4. Oh my gosh! What a great idea! Hi! This is Sandi, Decor8yourlife, your fellow bloghopper. Nice to meet you! I just love your use of the Spellbinders dies! Crafty Hugs, Sandi
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  5. This is so creative and those sneakers turned out amazing!!

  6. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the sneakers.
    Have to remember this for my next pair.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow!! These turned out amazing! So many ideas running through my head now! Thanks for sharing this!
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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Very creative idea.

  9. Maggie B says:

    Hi Kara ~ What a fun mother-daughter project for the two of you to share!! I’m thinking it’s time to update my die-cutting machine based on what I’m seeing from all of you along the hop. I never seem to get a clean, crisp cut from mine. Good to know there are machines out there to cut through heavier products (like the felt I’ve tried to cut). Thanks so much for sharing this fun project (LOVE that color!) and giving us the opportunity to win one of these machines. Have a great week! ~HUGS~

  10. Gail Lopez says:

    Omgee Yes Please!!! Love Love Love. I need to make these shoe for my twins. Yay I love it!!! Great for summer. Thanks for sharing. Thank you Spellbinders for hosting this Amazing Giveaway.

  11. So very cool!

  12. Every girl needs to have custom made sneakers!! Love your inspiration!

  13. Sue Gadbois says:

    What a cute fun project.Tfs Sue (msmartinigirl1) 0n You Tube

  14. Jeanne Beam says:

    What cute project. The shoes are super cute. Thanks for sharing…

  15. Cute idea.

  16. EVELYN MENDEZ says:

    Super cute! TFS!

  17. Sharon O says:

    What a great idea and I love how you included your daughter in the project!

  18. Carolyn Farnsworth says:

    That is just awesome. I am learning so many ways o using these dies. I just love the sneakers!!! Thank you for sharing such a great idea. Carolyn

  19. Janet Ingraham says:

    Talk about clever and fun!!

  20. Shir Benovich says:

    Very creative :-)

  21. I love how they turned out. Will the water fade the paint or is it there to stay. I love the color.

  22. Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh my!!! Such amazing project!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  23. Lynn Violet says:

    Cute idea! Believe it or not, we used to decorate our sneakers back in the 70’s with markers.

  24. Alexia Misso says:

    Fabulous idea!! No more expensive shoe and I like personalized items!

  25. Melissa B. says:

    OMGoodness! These are darling! My son just turned 14, and loves being an individual. Usually wearing neon socks, (harder to find now in the men’s sizes.) He would love this idea!

  26. Barbmac says:

    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ these sneakers! My 5 year old granddaughter is watching over my shoulder and keeps saying that she NEEDS a pair of shoes like these to match her feather shorts and shirt!

  27. HOw creative! and Simple! loving this!

  28. How cool is that?!! I have some old purple sneakers… I may have to see if I can change them some how like this… thanks for the inspiration!

  29. I’ve never seen this before.THIS IS FANTASTIC

  30. WHAT.. that is such a cool and creative idea.. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing your cool shoe idea.

  31. Very cute and unique shoes!

  32. TracyM #6773 says:

    THANK YOU for sharing your COOL and CREATIVE INSPIRATION … another technique to try :)

  33. Such a clever and fun DIY!

  34. What a neat machine, I hadn’t heard of these!

  35. Those are so cute and so creative too!!
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  36. What a cute idea!


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