Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DIY It - Color Blocked Shoes

I came across a few pairs of brightly colored espadrilles on a late night internet shopping spree that I just loved, but the price tags were a bit to high for me (I'm kind of a cheapskate when it comes to clothes and shoes, home decor on the other hand, not so much:). I decided I could easily replicate the look for myself and pulled out a pair of old tan wedges and a few bottles of multi surface acrylic craft paint and got to work.
 DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft
DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft

DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft

This DIY doesn't really need much in the way of 'instruction', but more or less gives you the idea to grab a few of your favorite colors and turn something old into something awesome. But, if you're still curious about my technique, follow along below for the full details.


The Supplies:
  • Plain colored fabric shoes (espadrilles, wedges, or flats will all work)
  • Multi Surface Craft Paint
  • Painter's tape and a stiff paint brush
DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft



Once you have your supplies, simply tape off your shoes at different angles to create interesting shapes, then paint each shape a different color as you like.

DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft

 I went with a few staple colors from my wardrobe (navy, mint, and teal) and threw in light peach color for a little variation.

Once the paint was dry, I removed the tape and donned my "new" shoes. I love how a little bit of work transformed these shoes and made them perfect for summer.

DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft
What do you think? So much better than the original ones right? I hope you feel inspired to try out a shoe makeover of your own. When you do, be sure to share them with me on social media by tagging them #mykailochic. I can't wait to see what you do!
DIY Your own color blocked shoes with this easy tutorial. Acrylic Craft paint is all you need to upcycle your old plain wedges into a new fun colorful accessory perfect for summer. Quick Craft Idea - Summer Craft

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