Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DIY Heart Stenciled Shoes

DIY Heart Stenciled Shoes


DIY Heart Stenciled shoes

As a stay-at-home mom, I often find myself suffering from a terrible illness...  shleppy-clothes-itis.


Yes.  It's true.

Instead of putting effort into my appearance, I often leave our apartment in super comfortable (aka super unflattering) clothes.  Extra large hoodies?  Check.  Shirts with stains?  Double check.  Ratty sneakers?  You betcha.

But I refuse to go quietly into the land of baggy sweats and Snuggies!  Oh no!  I will fight.  And with last weekend's unseasonably warm weather, I took a step in the right direction and crafted this pair of heart stenciled shoes.

These were definitely the cutest things that I wore last week.   I love hearts, so these red shoes were just the perfect little pick-me ups.

Here's how I made them:

Materials to make DIY Heart Stenciled Shoes:

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  • Canvas shoes (I purchased mine from Walmart.)
  • Fabric markers
  • Cereal box
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Rags

Directions to make DIY Heart Stenciled Shoes:

stuff rags into your canvas shoes

1.  Stuff your rags inside your shoes.  This will create a sturdier surface for you to stencil.

create a heart stencil from a cereal box

2.  Create a stencil from your cereal box.  (Looking back, I wish I made the area around the heart bigger so that I would have more material to hold onto as I stenciled.)

randomly stencil on your hearts

3.  Place your stencil onto your shoe and trace it.  Keep tracing your shape until your shoe is covered with them.  Then, color your shapes in.  (I tried to make the pattern uniform... but then failed, so I went with a more haphazard look.)

Repeat the procedure with the other shoe.  Wait for your fabric marker to dry, remove your rags, and then enjoy your new custom kicks.

Happy stenciling!

how to stencil hearts onto your shoes
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