4th of July DIY Ombre Shoes

A new contributor to A Mama Collective, Cassie of Kent Heartstrings and the hostess behind Kreative, is going to share crafty goodness with you all monthly! We hope you enjoy.

For a fun 4th of July project for Gigi, we tackled this really fun and super easy project! I am so proud to say Gigi is MY girl... meaning she LOVES shoes! So this was a perfect thing for both of us to do! Let's get started...

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Supplies you need for your 4th of July DIY Ombre Shoes ::

  • White canvas shoes // I found a pair at Walmart for only $5!
  • 2 Paint brushes
  • water cups
  • watercolor paints
  • scotch guard

First step is to saturate the shoes in water with a clean paintbrush.

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Choose your desired color for your shoe and start painting with a different paintbrush. You want the toe of the shoe to be nice and thick with paint. Do not worry about the rubber of the shoe, the paint wipes off easily without staining.

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Dip your paintbrush in water and basically "pull" the paint back from the toe to the back of the shoe. If you need more paint, just go back to the toe of the shoe and then brush where you need it. If you want, you can also make a diluted paint color to dip into, but I found that as long as you really coated the toe with a good amount of paint, that is all you will need!

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*Poof* done. I added polka dots to the blue shoe for the "stars" of the flag.

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Let them dry a full day, and I recommend spraying them with scotch guard for protection. I also do not recommend wearing these shoes in a rainstorm =)

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Happy Crafting!

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