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DIY Polka Dot Sneakers

Spring, to me, is all about color and pattern, and this DIY shoe is a mixture of both! The Kate Spade for Keds collection makes me swoon, but the price tag has kept me from buying a pair. With a few minutes to spare and some left over acrylic paint from a recent DIY project, I created one of my easiest projects to date. With the arrival of spring, it's officially time I retire those winter boots and update my shoes. Here's what I did.


  • White Sneakers or slip-on sneakers
  • Acrylic or fabric paint color of your choice
  • Small flat paint brush
  • Round foam brush
  • Paper plate

Step-by-step directions:

1. Put a dollop of paint onto a paper plate. Dip the foam brush into the paint. Dab it a few times on the plate to remove any excess paint. Carefully stamp the brush onto the shoe in one swift motion. I used a round foam brush, but you can make freehand dots, too. For smaller dots, use the eraser end of a pencil.

2. Continue to dip the brush in paint and dab on more dots with your foam brush. For a clean design, I chose to paint only those areas where I could get a full circle on the canvas.
3. Using a small flat paint brush, fill in the white space on the dots if necessary.

4. Let both shoes dry for a few hours.

Save this project for later with this Pin-able version of the project and step-by-step instructions:


For more DIY fashion ideas from Samantha, go to The Brunette One.


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