Create your own hand painted shoes for Halloween. You can wear them or use them as part of your Halloween decor. This is a festive addition to any Halloween outfit or party costume. I took a pair of aqua colored flats that I never wore, so instead of throwing them out, I took some multi-surface paint and turned them into fun Halloween shoes. You can do the same!
Hand Painted Halloween Shoes
Change up the design however you like to create a pair of Halloween shoes that are fabulously yours. You can make both shoes poka dots or both stripes. I wanted to show you variety of options so you could get create and make yourself some fun shoes!
The shoes I used are a shiny leather on the outside and man-made something or other on the inside along with some fabric. I am excited to report that the paint brushes on beautifully, dries pretty quickly AND sticks really well. I'm having a ton of fun with this paint!
Materials you need:
- Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints – Green, Purple, Black, Orange and White
- Old shoes (they don't HAVE to be old, mine were never worn)
- Paint brushes
- Water and container
- Optional – Glow in the Dark Mod Podge
Look at all the goodies that Plaid sent to me. I ate the candy and played with the Stiffy. I tried making little bats to look like bows but they didn't turn out like I wanted, so I left them out for now. When I make some that turn out great, I will share them for sure!
This paint comes in beautifully bright colors that cover really well. I am really impressed with how nice this paint is to work with!
- Cover your work area and make sure there is not only space to paint, but space to let the shoes sit and dry.
- With a medium sized brush, cover the outside of the shoes in black paint and allow to dry.
- Use a small paint brush to add dots of color to one shoe. Use one color at a time, example: add all the orange dots and then all the green dots, etc.
- On the other shoe use a small paint brush to add colored stripes. Again, add all the stripes, one color at a time. I only covered part of the shoe with stripes and then added 2 spider webs to the other side of the stripe shoe (see below). If you need help figuring out how to draw a spider web, I have some tips on my Spiderweb t-shirt tutorial.
- Use the medium brush to paint the inside of each shoe as well. Because this is a multi-surface paint, it works great on both the outside material of the show and the different materials on the inside of the shoe.
- Optional: I added little dots of glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge ontop of some of the colored paint in the shoes. It's nearly impossible to get a photo of the glow because it's so small (the dots on the shoes), but consider adding the accent on your own shoes. It's a fun touch for Hallowee.
- Optional #2: Apply mod podge or another sealer to seal the shoes. I did not seal my shoes.. this paint is pretty darn amazing and is holding up great!
Things to know about Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints
- Same results as the Original Apple Barrel paint with the added value of multi-surface coverage
- Indoor/outdoor and dishwasher-safe
- Satin Finish
- Great for tin, terracotta, paper mache, canvas, wood, plaster, rigid plastic, fabric, concrete, glass, and ceramics
Take at look at the step-by-step photos to make your own Hand Painted Halloween Shoes below.
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What do you think, will you be painting your shoes too?
2 thoughts on “Paint Your Shoes for Halloween”
These are super cute! Love them!
Thank you so much! I need some peep-toe flats… or paint some sandals for Halloween.