Memorial Day and other Patriotic celebrations are right around the corner! I wanted to rock our Red, White, and Blue styles a little longer this year and found a great way to show Patriotism using Canvas Shoes and a few supplies from the craft and art department at Walmart!
Here are the supplies we picked up to DIY our canvas shoes
- Canvas Shoes in white
- Fabric Markers
- Acrylic Paint for multi-surface
- Glitter puffy paint to seal and add a little glitz
- and a potato for a DIY stamp using acrylic paint
- paint brush to touch up areas
Potato Stamping on Canvas Shoe
For one pair of canvas shoes I went for a potato stamping design. Using half a potato, carve your desired shape using a butter knife and pencil. Work slow and carve out your shape. Find more potato stamping here
Using the acrylic paint and potato stamp design your shoe. We went for a stars and stripes design. 4 stars fit in front of our shoe and stripes on the sides. I used a paint brush to clean up the areas where the stamp didn’t transfer enough paint. Let it dry for a good 10 minutes before continuing.
Stars and Stripes on a canvas shoe
Using the fabric markers design desired stripes in red. We did thick and thin to give it a cool look leading to the stars stamped on.
Once all dry finish it off with some glitter puffy paint. Using your finger dab the puffy paint all over your shoe. It gives it a cool glitzy finish and seals the paint and marker on your shoe.
Freestyle design with fabric markers
Give Freestyle designs a go with fabric markers. Sketch out your design lightly with a pencil. Finish it off with markers and seal your design using the glitter puffy paint.
I went with a hand drawn star using the markers and a pattern of red and blue stars. I added curved stripes and only decorated the front flap of my canvas shoe. It gave it a cool patriotic look while not being too overwhelming!
I look forward to rocking our shoes all summer as well as creating other custom shoes!
How will you show your Patriotism this Memorial Day?
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