Friday, June 7, 2013
DIY Chevron Canvas Shoes
Hey everyone...or three followers :-) I haven't posted in quite some while. I got overwhelmed with the Hubs' surprise birthday(which went off without a hitch), my cousin's bridal shower and wedding and just good ol' life in general. So I have some major DIYing to catch you guys up on. I figured I would start small :-). I got a pair of white canvas shoes off Walmart.com for like $7. I had all these great ideas...but didn't do any of them. I just now did something with them(only like 3 months later) but they are perfect for the summer!
Plain canvas shoes(I prefer white)
Acrylic or fabric paint
Stencil(you could free hand)
Load your shoe up with plastic grocery bags or something that will make it more stiff. Then get you pattern. I got a chevron pattern off the internet here and cut out a piece that I could stencil onto my shoe. Take your canvas shoe and do just that...stencil away.
Get your paints out. I chose to use two different turquoisey blues
and I wanted a coral accent color.
It was 10:30 at night when I got a chance to paint
and I didn't have a coral color so I just mixed a pink and orange :-)
For those interested I used CraftSmart-Caribbean Blue, and Robins Egg Blue.
And I mixed Apple Barrel-Harvest Orange and Bright Magenta.
Get to painting. This is the tedious part. I had to use small paintbrushes to stay in my lines...like I said it was 10:30 at night.
Put the laces back in and wear them! Adore them!
Get numerous compliments on them! I know I did!!