All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
you better run, better run, outrun my” …er paint brush. :)
With the weather getting crisp, and sandal season slipping away I decided it was time to shop for some simple sneakers for my 18 month old daughter’s petite feet. It turns out I wasn’t impressed with the selection among the size 3’s. My choices were to spend $$$ on baby shoes I like, or $ on baby shoes I hate.
Of course, the DIY spirit in me, decided to do neither. :)
I instead turned to the trusty boy’s section and found some basic black canvas slip on sneakers for $5 (!) at Walmart.
Then I grabbed some white fabric paint(affiliate link) and a thin paintbrush…
and went to town.
I ended up going through two more even smaller and thinner paintbrushes to get the thickness I liked best.
This is a super easy project, but not super quick.
You want to take your time and patiently paint, because mistakes are not easily fixed. If you do make a mistake, no sweat.
You can try to rework your design, or you can take a wet rag to it. Keep in mind that the wet rag is not a perfect fix. It will only fix small mistakes and it needs to be taken care of asap.
This is a great project to work on while you watch a movie or TV. It was really fun and I found it even pretty relaxing once I really got into it.
I am actually thinking of doing it again for the next size up when she gets there. Maybe with a colorful floral pattern instead…ooh or maybe plaid? Or…maybe just polka dots, because I am addicted to simplicity.
I mean…you can’t beat a unique “designer” ;) pair of sneaks for $5! Can you?
And Natalie loves them…mostly because they are easy on and easy off. But hey that counts, and they make me happy. So it’s win-win.
P.S. I knew that this project must have been inspired from somewhere but I couldn’t remember where. Then I saw my crafty pin board and remembered, that See Kate Sew did an adorable version with marker HERE.
Oh and if you are looking to DIY up some more baby gear, I have basic onsies I decorated with fabric sharpies HERE.