Candy Corn Canvas DIY

September 25, 2012Allison Murray

Hey there! It’s yet another Tuesday and I have yet another Shoesday all ready for your pretty little peepers. In fact, this is my 20th shoe post during the past six months. It’s no wonder I’m running out of closet space! Anyway, back to the shoes…

You may have read earlier this week that I’m still excited about fall, even though it technically doesn’t feel like it in Oklahoma, yet. It was 95 degrees yesterday and we’re slated with a high of 93 today. Those temps just don’t seem very autumn-like but since it is ‘technically’ fall I could care less.005-Candy-Corn-Shoes-Dream-A-Little-Bigger

When I was a kid I loved candy corn. I loved “magic pumpkins” (the pumpkin shaped candy made out of the exact same overly sugary stuff) even more but I digress. Looking at my pair of canvas faux toms I realized that they would make awesome candy corn.

Some paint and a brush later and I was rocking my sweet themed knock offs and loving them. Want to make your own? If you have about 15 minutes to spare you can be rocking these babies as soon as they dry!


You will need:

  • White canvas shoes
  • orange fabric paint
  • yellow fabric paint
  • brush


Since candy corn are white on the pointy end, we’re going to leave the toe area completely alone.

First you will follow along with the available seams to paint your heel yellow. Your seam should run at about the middle of the shoe.

Then take your orange paint and fill in the middle portion from where the yellow ended up to the angled seam that starts the toe portion.

If you don’t have fabric paint in these colors, you can mix acrylic paint with acrylic craft medium (sold at hobby stores). But to be honest, I painted a pair of shoes a couple of weeks ago and forgot to mix in the acrylic medium and you can’t even tell – but that is a totally unofficial statement!


And here’s a bonus pic for all you fellow kitty lovers of my Max trying to help me paint my shoes and only getting in the way. Happy Shoesday!

Comments (17)

  • Vicki

    September 26, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Where do you find these white canvas shoes?

  • Bonnie

    September 27, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Hey gotta a question….Where do you get your blank shoes from?

  • Allison Murray

    September 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Hi, ladies! I buy my blank shoes mostly from Ebay. You can get a pair on this listing for $9.99 with free shipping There are tons others if you want to look around. Good luck to you both!

  • Bonnie

    September 28, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Thnaks a bunch fro the info. I can't wait to try some of your designs they are are so wonderful and very creative, never would have thought of them.

  • Allison Murray

    September 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Thanks so much, Bonnie! I appreciate your kind words!

  • JF

    October 4, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    Thanks so much for this super fun shoe-do! I love it! It's the perfect way to add some Halloween fun to my wardrobe! I just wondered what brand of paint you used, and if you could tell me the specific color names. They look like the perfect candy corn colors. Thanks!

  • Allison Murray

    October 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Hey, JF – I used Folk Art acrylici 2576 Vivid Orange + Anita's fabric medium and Plaid Simply Screen 98503 Banana Peel for yellow. Thanks for commenting :)

  • JF

    October 5, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Great, thanks! I went out & got my paints today. Now I just need the shoes, but I can't wait! Thanks again for the tutorial & paint info. I appreciate it.

  • farrah

    January 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    what a great idea. what kind of fabric paint do you use?

  • Allison Murray

    January 26, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Hey, Farrah – I used Folk Art acrylic 2576 Vivid Orange + Anita's fabric medium and Plaid Simply Screen 98503 Banana Peel for yellow.

  • Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life

    October 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    How cool are these?!

    1. Allison

      October 17, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      Thanks so much!

  • Jordan

    October 18, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    These are so cute! and perfect for fall!

    1. Allison

      October 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      Thanks so much!

  • Cathy

    October 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Hey there!

    I found your blog over at the Wednesday Whatsits party! These shoes are so stinkin adorable! I just love it–going to pin it now to share with my followers!!

    I would love it if you stopped by to visit my blog!


    1. Allison

      October 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      Hello, Cathy! I’ll definitely check you out. Thanks for stopping by and so glad you like the shoes :)

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