Fourth of July DIY

Whew it’s been wayyyy too long since I’ve been able to sit down and legitimately blog and it feels goooood to be back! I have a ton of things planned and can’t wait to share them all with you. To start, I’m going to dive into a super fun and easy DIY that you can do for this weekends festivities!

I’m alllll about everything red, white & blue. Especially this time of the year of course. So some stars and stripes shoes sounded like the most perfect idea ever.

Here’s what you’ll need:
White Shoes ($6, Wal-Mart)
Tulip ColorShot Instant Fabric Color Spray ($3 – blue & red, Jo-Ann Fabrics)
Foam Star Stickers ($3.50, Jo-Ann Fabrics)
– Some kind of tape – scotch tape, painters tape, etc.
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Before you start, determine which side you what which design. I chose to put the stars on the right shoe so when people were looking at me, it looked like the flag.

First you’ll want to tape off your shoes. Use the regular tape for the stripes and use the star stickers for the stars (obviously). Some tips for doing this are to make sure you press the stickers down REALLYYYYY hard so paint doesn’t get underneath them. If that still happens, you can touch it up with white fabric paint. Also, be sure to tape off the bottom trim of the shoe. One last thing, stuff something inside the shoes (newspaper, tissue paper, etc) to avoid getting paint inside of the shoes.
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Next step, paint! This seems obvious but I’ll say it anyways. Be sure to paint in a ventilated area (outside works best) and on something that you don’t mind if excess paint gets on it. I obviously chose the grass but you can always lay down newspaper or something to do it on as well. I put on a couple coats to make sure it was completely covered in color.

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After you let them dry overnight (a couple hours would probably suffice if you’re doing this last minute) you can now rock your new on-of-a-kind awesome Fourth of July shoes! Cheers to a great weekend!

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