Monday, January 28, 2013

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Valentine's Day Inspired Sneakers

Happy Monday my loves!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend!

Mine was very productive. I got new items for my shop, began promoting the February 'Lover's Lane' Blog Hop that I will be hosting here (more info on the home page of the blog), and I got started on my Valentine's Day projects.

The first of which is a pair of V-Day inspired sneakers. I'm not sure how much I will actually wear these but I felt like it would be a fun and festive project to attempt so why not. The sneakers were only $3.50 from the clearance rack at Target so I figured even if I messed them up, I wouldn't be losing out on tons of money.

 Here's what you will need:

*plain white sneakers (hurry and get yours from Target-mine still had tons left)
*painters tape
*various shades of pink/red acrylic paint
*small foam brush

That's it! You're ready to begin.

Step 1: Use the painter's tape to section off the portions that you want painted. I chose to do a semi-chevron type design.

Step 2: Begin painting with your choice of acrylic paint. Allow 1-2 hours for paint to dry.

Although I have about 5 colors shown at the beginning of my post, I only used 3 colors (red, pink rose, and a coral shade)

Step 3: After the paint has dried, remove the painter's tape. Use a cottonball soaked in rubbing alcohol to remove any excess paint that may be on the sides and/or soles of the shoe.

Step 4: Put the shoelaces back into the shoes and viola, here you have a brand new pair of shoes for Valentine's Day.

As I stated before, I'm not exactly sure how often I will wear these but the thought was fun.

What types of crafts are you creating for Valentine's Day?

I can't wait to hear from you.

Thanks a bunch for reading.
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  1. Great job! I need to try this looks so simple!

    1. Thanks lady! They were really easy. Now I wanna try more colors!

  2. I was scared until you pulled out the rubbing alcohol. Very nice job. These are really cute. IDEA: Sell them!!!

    1. HA HA! Girl I was scared too! I'm actually still on the fence about them.

  3. These are cute. Sounds like a fun project to do with my nieces. :-)

    1. Yes! Definitely something fun AND easy to do with the family!

  4. These are super cute!! I love the DIYs!!!! Über cuteness!!!

    1. Thank You Kiwi. I can't wait until it gets warmer so I can wear them out!

  5. Your a genius! These are so cute!

    1. LOL. Thank YOu Nicole. They were super easy!


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