Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DIY: Galaxy Shoes!!

Hey everyone! so today, I'm going to show you guys how to do my version of the galaxy shoes! these are super popular this summer and the galaxy patter is just growing in popularity! People are wearing the galaxy print on everything from shoes to pants to shirts and jewelry!

to do this project you will need:
- an old pair of sneakers ( vans or converse work best )
-fabric paint or acrylic paint in colors black, blue, purple, teal, and white ( fabric paint is best because its flexible with the fabric, but with these shoes, they were harder, so I found acrylic paint worked fine, plus I already had it handy :D )
- foam paint brushes
-dotting tools or toothpicks
-hard paintbrush
- *optional rhinestones*
ok, so this is what my shoes looked like before...

so to start, you want to take the shoelaces out, and take either painters tape, or regular tape, and go around the white part of the shoes to make sure you don't get any tape on them. then, paint the entire shoe black.
I know it looks like I got paint everywhere, but its on the tape.
then, take a foam applicator and dab random splotches of dark blue, teal, purple and white all over the shoes, knowing that the white spots are the galaxys so try and make them oval shaped.

it might look a little funky at first, but then, take a hard paint brush and dip it in white paint and fling it in little splotches on the shoe to create the look of little stars like above.
then take a toothpick and add bigger stars in patterns
then the last step is to glue on some rhinestones if you want to and then you put the laces back in and take the tape off.

these are pretty cool! and there a lot more exciting than they were before! plus these are custom, so you can say that no one else has a pair like these!
if you want to, you can take fabric dye and dye the shoelaces to match, but I thought it looked cool with the white.

if you liked this tutorial you might like other DIY'S I have on this blog! If you want, you can check them out in the archive section to the right on the screen!!

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