DIY tutorial: Galaxy shoes


Hey guys and dolls!

Life is so hectic right now so haven’t had much time to blog. Sad times.

Last weekend I customised my shoes and gave them this cool galaxy print. It was so much fun so I decided to do a tutorial so you can all try this too. It could be a good idea for a last minute Christmas gift? Just gonna warn you now, it’s gonna be a little photo heavy!

What you will need:

  • Plain white canvas sneakers. I got mine for £2.50 from Primark.
  • Fabric paint in black, purple and white.
  • Paintbrushes.
  • Toothbrush.
  • Pot of water.
  • A paint pallette or plate for mixing.

Lets get started!

1. First remove the laces from the shoes and put them to one side for later.

2. Use clean water to dampen the shoe.


3. Put a few dabs of black paint on your plate and dilute with water. You want the paint to be quite runny so that the colours can blend together.

4. Start painting patches of black onto your shoe. Remember to leave spaces for the purple.

Leave blank

5. Use water to blend the edges of the black. You want to avoid having a definite line.

Blend edges6. Mix your purple paint the same way you mixed the black.

7. Fill in the white gaps with purple.

purple in gaps

8. Blend the edges of the two colours together with water. When you are done it should look like this: lining

9. Use undiluted purple paint to paint the lining. paint liningOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

10. To make the stars dip your toothbrush into the white paint and rub  your thumb along the bristles to flick the paint onto the shoe. I recommend practising on paper first!flick paint


11. Now let your shoes dry and add the laces.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ta-Dah!! You now have galaxy print sneakers! If you have a waterproofing spray you can waterproof them, if not then try to avoid weraring them in the rain 🙂

Hope you all enjoyed my tutorial. xxx







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6 responses to “DIY tutorial: Galaxy shoes

  1. shanonfloretta

    Love it! I’m definitely reblogging you!

  2. This is definitely something I can do with my kids. Thanks for this. We’re going to have fun.

  3. They are so pretty! Pinning! x

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