12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects

12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite shoe decorating projects. Yes, there are a few that involve patches (I can’t get enough of cute mini patches!)

DIY shoes are all the rage right now so get ready for some much needed craft therapy!

Have fun creating your shoes and if you post a picture on Instagram please tag me @cherbear.creative. I really would love to see what you make!

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1. DIY Patch Patterned Sneakers

Patch Patterned Sneakers
Photo + Tutorial from Aww Sam

Add mini patches to high tops in this super easy DIY project from Aww Sam! 

You can find a wide variety of mini patches on Etsy!! Here are a few examples:

2. Hydro Dipped Vans

Hydro Dipped Vans
Photo + Tutorial from Polkadot Chair

Here’s a fun project which involves dipping your shoes in a spray paint mix. Choose your own mix of colors for a unique pair of Vans!

3.Custom Fabric Converse

Custom Fabric Converse
Photo + Tutorial from Polkadot Chair

Customize Converse with your choice of fabric. You can find lots of fun fabric designs over at Spoonflower (including some of my designs 🙂 )

4. DIY Marimekko Shoes

DIY Marimekko Shoes
Photo + Tutorial from Pillar Box Blue

I love the colors in these DIY shoes. Grab some Marimekko napkins and mod podge for this fun project!

5. DIY Sharpie Galaxy Shoes

DIY Galaxy Shoes
Photo + Tutorial from Frugal Mom Eh

You’ll need sharpies and rubbing alcohol for this fun art project. You could use the same techniques for your own design too!

12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects


12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects

6. DIY Mermaid Sneakers

DIY Mermaid Shoes
Photo + Tutorial from Dream A Little Bigger

How cool are these mermaid shoes? You will need a few supplies for this project but I think the results are worth it!

7. DIY Ice Cream Shoes

Ice Cream Shoes
Photo + Tutorial from Crafterward

I love this design. The sprinkles look so real and I love the pink brush-on fabric paint!

8. DIY Comic Strip Heels

Comic Strip Heels
Photo + from Iron Spy

Upcycle a pair of heels with some Mod Podge and comics! If you need a supply of comic books you can find a wide variety over on Etsy!

9. DIY Glitter Shoes

DIY Glitter Shoes
Photo + Tutorial from Two Sisters Crafting

Bling, bling! Get out the glitter and Mod Podge and give these a try!

10. Rainbow Tie-Dye Shoes

Rainbow Tie-Dye Shoes
Photo + Tutorial from A Pumpkin And A Princess

You’ll need a tie-dye kit, white canvas shoes and some 90’s nostalgia for this project!

11. DIY Embroidered Loafers

DIY Embroidered Loafers
Photo + Tutorial from Studio DIY

Patches + glue + $15 loafers!! Yes, I think I’m a little obsessed with the patches!

12. DIY Beaded Winky Flats

Beaded Winky Flats
Photo + Tutorial from Shrimp Salad Circus

Make a statement with this beginner-friendly project. Tip: When you’re painting on shoes with acrylics, don’t forget to mix them with some textile medium!

12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects

12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects

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12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects
12 Fun DIY Shoe Art Projects