Candy Corn Canvas DIY
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.
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
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!