Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yellow painted sandals

Color is really popular right now and I'm loving it!!  I love color!!  Yellow seems to be everywhere, so I decided that I wanted some yellow sandals.  I have three pairs of white sandals, didn't think I needed that many of white, so I made one pair yellow :)

This is how I made it:
I took some white sandals
Using acrylic yellow paint, I started painting them.
I put on three coats, to make sure that they were covered really well.
Using a hole punch, I punched a lot of circles out of white vinyl from Expressions Vinyl
I started putting the circles onto the shoes.
Then I put them on all over.  Since the outside of the sandal will be seen when I wear them, I put several on the outer edge.
To protect the vinyl and seal them onto the paint, I put a layer of mod podge on to the sandals
And now I have a fun pair of yellow sandals!!!
Aren't they so much fun!  I'm excited to wear them  with a fun outfit :)

I had several people ask to do an update after a few weeks of wearing these sandals.  You can find the update here.


Samantha said...

Genius! I never thought of painting the sandals I don't wear, you've saved me some moolah now, thanks! xx

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh my gosh, they are so cute!! The idea of using vinyl for the polka dots was brilliant!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ohhh.. how cute!! And so simple! What a great idea :)

Mammy Made said...

Those are gorgeous, love them!

- Adele @ Mammy Made

Nelly@DGInnovations said...

How awesome is that! Handmade without "looking" handmade!
Hopping over from Sugar Bee Crafts Link Party:)

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

They look great! Never would've thought you made them if I didn't see it here!

Have a great week-

Onna said...

These are super cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

chelsea said...

Afteryou wear them a few times, can you postabout how they held up?

Motivated Mommy of two said...

This is such a nice project and great idea thanks for sharing

Maureen Hayes said...

I love how these came out but I am wondering how comfortable they will be in the heat of summer with no socks on. If you feet get hot and sweaty will the ModPodge be uncomfortable? Will the paint hold up? I am just curious because they look fantastic! Have you ever done this before and do you know how they wear?

Christine said...

This is FABULOUS!!! I love white sandals.. but unfortunately I only own one pair... once I find another I will try this. hehe BTW, you paint your toe nails the exact way my girls have me paint them.. alternating colors hehe

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! xoxo

Jessie@saavysavings said...

Super cute and really great job! Love them!

malia said...

Kaysi, I absolutely love your sunshine-y sandals! xoxo Malia

Brandi said...

Kaysi, your sandals are adorable! Such a creative idea.

Meeha Meeha said...

They look wonderful, I just hope that the paint will not make them slippery :)

Amber's Snippets of Design said...

Hi Kaysi!
I Love them! So cute!
I am a flip-flop, yellow {heart}er myself :)
Thanks for sharing!
amber {snippets of design}

Heather Kinnaird said...

how cute - and it looks simple enough even for me:)

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

For you Chelsea, I will. But just because you asked :)

srpprcrftr said...

You are a genious, what a cute idea to paint your sandals. You'll have to give us an update about how the paint lasts and if they're hotter with the paint on. Love the multi-colored toes. Really sets off the sandals. Hey why not paint sandals?

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Oh my goodness. Kaysi, this is incredible. Why have I never thought to use acrylic paint to paint my sandals?! And the hole punching idea was a great one! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

The Crafty Housewife said...

OMG I LOVE THIS! Great idea!!

Mindie Hilton said...

Very cute, and I just ordered a top that these would look great with, can I borrow? LOL just kidding, love the color and fun polka dots.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Featuring you next week on Handmade Tuesdays :)

Patti said...

What a cute idea....great job!

Staci said...

These are darling. What a great idea.

Melanna said...

I wouldn't have ever thought to paint shoes! These are so fun! I would love for you to come share this with my readers. http://rhapsodyofcacophony.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pined-it-made-it-linky-party.html

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

I love the color and the polka dots were such a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharinga t Whimsy Wednesdays!

amy and jesse hudson said...

Love this! I want a pair of yellow shoes of some kind. Would have never thought to make them myself! They are adorable. Good idea on the hole puncher too!

Thanks for sharing at Drab to Fab last week.

Below is the link for today's party! Come on back and link up some more of your posts (old or new)


Have a lovely weekend :)

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

Kristi said...

These are sooooo cute, Kaysi!! I love that happy yellow color mixed with the fun dots!! Thanks so much for linking up at Mop It Up Mondays!


Emily said...

That was creative! I have around 5 to 6 pairs of tan sandals here in my shoe rack, and I guess it's not a big deal to recreate one of them like what you did.

Unique Tink said...

This is such a creative idea!! I am definitely going to try this!! Even more reason for me to go pick up that vinyl. There really are so many neat ideas to use it with!! Thank u so much for showing this fun and easy tutorial!!

srpprcrftr said...

What great ideas you've given me for so many things. Could do this on a purse also. Thanks for the great idea and how to. Think I'll leave the modpodge off the sole, I'd be all over the place. Princess Grace here falls off her flipflops.
A few years ago while wearing a pair of slip on sandals I tripped on a crack in a sidewalk, fell and broke my knee, had to have it replaced after awhile. See why I said I"m princess grace? lol