I love crafting and art. I would do something everyday of I got the chance. This week we managed to grab a full day with Frugal Family and after spending the morning at the Skate Park we had a crafty afternoon decorating plain white pumps with fabric pens. This is the perfect craft for tweens and teens.
- Fabric Pens – I have a set from Yellow Moon and also a Dylon Fabric Pens Pack of 5 (Fluorescent)
- Fabric Crayons – We use these Fabric Pastel Dye Sticks
- White pumps – the ones we used were £6 from Asda
- Sharpie Fine Permanent Marker Assorted Colours – Pack of 24
- Bostic Fabric Glue
- Stick on gems
There is so many different ways that you can decorate clothes and I love how it allows kids to express their individualism.
I just provided the tools and lest the rest to the kids.
You could use fabric pens, paints or fabric pastels like Maxi’s below.
You could also stick many more gems on or even lace and fabric. Using fabric glue makes sure that the gems and fabric sticks on.
Make sure you use sharpie or permanent markers on the rubber parts of the shoes.
You can set the colours on the shoes by either ironing them for a minute or two using a hot iron or by tumble drying on hot for ten minutes.
You can also finish off your shoes by adding ombre shoe laces.
love this idea, they look really funky. i would love to create a pair myself! x
These are great! A brilliant way for kids to express their creativity and wear them with pride. I remember seeing an exhibition of customised trainers in London a while back. Great craft idea. X
Love this idea! What a great way for them to create something in their own unique way! x
Are I have been looking into shoes like this.
Such a fab idea and I bet kids love it x
This is a great idea for keeping them entertained whilst making a unique pair of shoes.
We bought a kit like this for someone’s birthday recently. It reminded me I did the exact same thing to my plain white canvas tennis shoes when I was nine. They looked great until my mum put them in the washing machine…
A great way to produce a unique pair of shoes and a wonderful craft idea
Those are some cute shoes to start the new school year in style!
These look amazing! I remember doing something similar when i was a kid! x
Kaycee would absolutely love to do this. I’ll have to get the husband to pick up some pumps from Asda 🙂
I don’t know about kids, but I’d definitely wear those bad boys!
Sara | This Girl Loves
What a brilliant idea – mine would love to make their own shoes. Perfect rainy day craft!
aww this brings back lovely memories of doing the same thing with my big brother and dad when I was little! x
I have my eye on skribbies for mine – its a great idea as long as they don’t draw on other suff :0)
This is a brilliant idea and I bet every child would want to make their own design shoes.
Love that you don’t have to be an artist to decorate these shoes! But when I saw them it reminded me of a friend who is an artist and paints shoes with disney characters on them.