hand-painted sneakers

Personalize Your Shoes with Paint

We’ve all got fashions and accessories that could use a little TLC. With the price of new clothing and shoes on a steady incline, you have to become more innovative on how to make things last a bit longer while keeping it modern and, more importantly, uniquely you.

A great example of this type of imaginative and resourceful approach is by personalizing a pair of old shoes or boots with paint. If you buy craft supplies online, consider adding some acrylic paints to the order. Other supplies include pencils, paintbrushes, water, paper towel, and of course, the footwear. Once you have your materials, it’s time to make your masterpiece.

Start by sketching shapes on to your shoes using a pencil. This way, you can easily erase a mistake. Your pattern could be anything, so be playful and have fun.

Use a variety of paintbrushes to color your sketch. Paintbrushes, like most materials, are very affordable if you buy craft supplies online. There’s no limit to the design and color options, so you’ll never have to worry about a knock-off.

It may take a few coats to get the color and coverage that you want, but be patient; the shoes won’t get up and walk away on their own.

Finally, be sure to allow the designs plenty of time to dry. In just a little while, you’ll be stepping out in style.