Vans had a sale last December and oh, how we love sales!
It was my first ever Vans shoe and the thing was, because it was so cheap, I saw a lot of people buying the same shoe as I did. Of course, it meant that we all had the same good taste (shameless but true, haha). It also means that there would be a lot of other people who would have the same shoe design as mine (Vans Classic Slip-ons in Light Blue).
Anyway, my hands were itching to just modify the shoe a tad bit & after much contemplation, I finally did! To be specific, I highlighted the trimmings and stitching in a darker blue and added a ribbon.
And voila! Meet Mr. Cheery!
The best part of this design that I really love is that I can inter-change the ribbons to any colour that I feel like.
In case you too would want to jazz up your shoe, here’s what you need!
1. A basic idea of what you want to add on.
2. Acrylic / fabric paint (can be found at Artfriend or Popular)
3. Paintbrushes (think or thin one will do)
4. Masking tape (to tape off the sole and sides)
5. Rag (in case of any errors)
6. Ribbons or gems or iron-ons (completely up to you)
If you’re wondering how much it’ll cost you well, here’s how much I spent:
1. Vans shoes – $19
2. Paints – $ 6 – $8.00 (small pack of fabric paint)
3. Roll of ribbon / paintbrushes – $2 each (from Daiso)
Total amount spent: $29.00
Not a bad amount yeah? (considering that you get the shoe exactly as how you want it!)
Remember that you don’t exactly want to totally revamp it – just ‘funkify’ it up to make it more you!
Be as creative as possible and add on anything else if you want to (brooches, lace, cloth, streaks…anything!). Also, if you’re not confident of your painting try it on paper first. Practise before you start on your shoes.
Here’s to more thrift-things!