22 July 2012

diy - galaxy print shoes


Yesterday me and Jessica got together and painted some galaxy print shoes, if you want to know how we did it, keep reading.

you'll need brushes, sponges and black or navy blue canvas shoes. you will also need acrylic paint, this seemed like the easiest thing to use, we didn't try fabric paint but if you're willing to risk it go for the fabric paint.


001. You'll need some pain black or navy canvas shoes, I got mine from topshop in the sale for only £10.
002. Take the laces out and tape round the soles of the shoes to keep them clean.
003. Start dabbing blue paint all over the shoe with a sponge.
004. Gradually add the purple and pink paint in various places. Mix white paint in with some of the colours to give a more dimensional look to the background. Try to alternate where you put the different colours so each shoe doesn't look too similar.
005. This step is optional but I dabbed little bits of white paint around the shoe to create the effect of clouds.
006. With a really thin brush dab small dots of white paint randomly around the shoe, if you do this in a pattern it will not look as realistic. You can also flick paint over the shoe to create varied stars. Add a couple of bigger stars by crossing two lines over each other. Then paint around the lace holes white to make it look more polished then remove the tape and put your laces in and you're finished!

I absolutely love how mine turned out, at first I wasn't too sure if they'd look good at all but I kept going over the background with different colours and it took me a while to get it how I liked it but it turned out ok in the end. I can't wait to wear them on holiday! I don't think I'll wear them here as you can not trust the weather and the paints I used are water based so it probably would all run off. I am going to spray them with a waterproof shoe spray but I still wouldn't want to risk it in the rain. What do you think? Are you going to do this to some shoes you have?
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30 comments

  1. WOW! This is one of the best DIY's I've ever seen! I must try this out soon x

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    1. thank you so much! let me know how they turn out! x

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  2. I will definitly try this out, such a clever idea! You are so talented and creative Sophie :) x

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    1. thank you so much jordan! don't forget to show me a photo when you've done it! x

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  3. These are amazing - I'll definitely be trying this! xoxo

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  4. This is just so amazing, great job!!:) xx

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  5. Ahh this is such a good diy idea! I love it :)

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  6. great idea, they look amazing!

    Jessie xx

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  7. awesomeeee, you're clever! xx

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  8. They're brilliant Sophie!
    xo

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  9. These shoes are amazing, when i first saw the picture, i thought you had bought them, but when i read the title, i then realised that they were a DIY, i think i have to try this, it's amazing and who doesn't love the nebula/galaxy look? x

    http://zoeelizabethmaxwell.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. These are amazing! I love anything with a galaxy print, so I will definitely be giving these a go, so pretty!x



    http://styleandstarbucks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I found your blog via Jessica - love how you guys have transformed some plain shoes into something really unique and eye catching! Lovely blog! *new follower* x x

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  12. wow these are so cool!! i'm actually going to try this out.x

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  13. Wow !! Just discover your blog ! I really love it !! I really like DIY project and your is awesome I'm gonna try it ! I'm also a big fan of Lush's products can't wait to have a day off to go check the new make-up products they have ^^

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  14. Lovin'the print..love the blog too! it's great as usual! x
    www.the-minifashionista.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. awww.. dis is so prety <3 il try it too.. following u..
    drop in to mine http://peachesandtiara.blogspot.in/

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  16. Wow, such a great idea! I'll have to try this out.

    www.kookyquirkycute.blogspot.com

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  17. These are amazing !!! *_*
    I defenitely need to try them out.
    Do you think I can also use grey or white shoes?

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  18. these are so awsome! i have everything i need exept the daps :/ would white ones still work? x

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  19. can you do it with gray shoes ? thank yoouus :*

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  20. can you do it with gray shoes ? thank yoouus :*

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  21. Oh hem gee... These are reeally cool! Can't wait to try them out on my navy converse :D

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  22. OMG these are absolutely perfect! I hope mine come out as good as yours! xx

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  23. I like the idea, but i think it's too bright..

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  24. you are awesome i read all your blogs i would love to live your life !! i made the galaxy shoes and they look awesome all because of you having the best instructions and pics

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