DIY Ombre Shoes and Laces

Today I’m having fun DIYing my favorite item of clothes to buy – shoes!!! They always look good on, no matter how I’m feeling about the rest of my body.  I’m a for a colorful, unique shoe to express your personality.  So, I gave a simple pair of white sneakers this easy ombre effect with my favorite spray paint from Design Master, and a few simple supplies.

Here’s what you’ll need:
a pair of all white sneakers
Design Master Tint IT (in Plum) and Design Master Color Tool Spray Paints (in Lavender and Moss Green)
a couple wooden beads
blue painters tape
Start my removing the shoe laces and tape off the rubber sole around the bottom of the shoe, just leaving the fabric showing.  

Starting at the toe of the shoe, begin to spray light, even coats of the Tint IT on the shoe.  Add more layers of paint to the tip of the toe to give the ombre effect.  Allow the shoe to dry completely.  You will be surprised at how fast this product dries.

Paint the ends of the laces with Tint IT or I used Lavender Colortool Spray Paint to add another shade of purple.  Also paint the wooden beads.  To get this nice dark green color, I painted this bead with 3 coats of paint.  Each layer dries in no time at all, so there isn’t much waiting time.

When the laces and beads are dry, lace them onto the shoe and you are done.  I know my daughter is going to want a pair as well.  

I love the versatility of Design Master paints, they adhere to practically any surface, even sneakers.  The Tint IT product is actually a sheer fast drying dye.  It goes on in extra light coats and looks amazing on glass and even mercury glass.  If you have ever tried dip dying fabric before, you’ll know how much easier and less messy this is.  

 Be sure to check out the some of the other fun DIYs I’ve created using Design Master Spray Paint – 3 Tiered Hanging PlanterDIY Modern Decorative PlatesDIY Faux Copper VaseDIY Ombre Give Thanks BannerMetallic Dipped Taper CandlesDala Horse Salt Dough Ornaments and the Gold Dipped Yarn Hanging

I buy my Design Master paints and my local Michaels. Design Master paints can paint the most delicate of surfaces, such as silk and fresh flowers, fabric, ribbon, tulle, lace, paper, foam board and Stryrofoam TO the sturdy hard surfaces such as wood, metal, masonry, terra cotta, ceramics and plaster. Design Master is a great resource for products and ideas.  Be sure to check out all the craft and project ideas on their blog.  

This post is sponsored by Design Master. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. 

15 thoughts on “DIY Ombre Shoes and Laces

  1. Ally

    These remind me of a pair of white keds that I splattered painted for an '80s Day costume and then ended up wearing basically all of highschool (in fact, I kept them in my band locker as my "marching shoes" – aren't you glad you know someone SO cool). These are MUCH better than my version! Well done! I would wear them!

  2. Bec

    And I was just trying to figure out something interesting to do to some boring white sneakers that I have. Brilliant.

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