September 8, 2010

DOUBLE DIY Status! [Part One]

I'm SO very excited about this post. I didn't even think I'd ever post a DIY, but I really got to thinking about it as I finished two projects in one night! So much skill clearly. HA. Seriously though, these are two of the easiest DIY's I've ever done and bare with my instructions, I'm new at this. A lot of the work is already done for you, the hard part anyway. I'm just here to show you how to make things your own. Personalization is everything.

Project One: Cute Sneaks!

* Cheap White Sneakers (Mine were $6 on sale at Target, $9 Online as seen in the Shoes post!)
*Any sort of Fabric paint (Tulip Spray Paint Fashion Graffiti Kit - $13 Walmart)
*Sharpie or paint marker
*Something to cover your surface to save it from the paint
*Duct Tape/Painters Tape

  1. Obviously, it's important to sort of have a slight idea of what you what your shoes to look like, but I also winged it. Use a pencil to sketch the design first before making it permanent with sharpie or paint marker.
  2. Find a quote that you like to put across the front if you so desire.

    "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." - Marilyn Monroe.

    3. Write it across the toe part IN PENCIL, and then go over it in a sharpie and cover the rest of your design in sharpie as well.
    4. REMOVE SHOELACES, unless you want them painted too.
    5. Get your paint set up, if using the spray paint kit, fill with the lightest color first if you're overlaying, otherwise just do whatever color order you'd like.
    6. Using duct tape or painters tape, tape off areas you DON'T want to get color on.
    7. Begin painting your sneakers.
    8. Leave to dry for one hour. (One coat should suffice.)
    9. Remove tape and continue to paint other areas if you so choose and leave to dry completely for two hours.
    10. Put your shoelaces back in and rock your new kicks!

    Continue to post number TWO for Project Two!

  1. xoxo

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