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Cherry Canvas Shoes

Transform your white canvas shoes into a masterpiece with this painted shoes DIY!

Cherry Canvas Shoes
Cherry Canvas Shoes
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Do you own a pair of canvas shoes that are just collecting dust in your closet? If you were planning on throwing or donating them away, you'll change your mind after looking at this Cherry Canvas Shoes tutorial! Sometimes, your shoes need a little extra decoration for you to fall in love with them again. With this painted shoes DIY, you can transform a plain pair of canvas shoes into a bright and colorful closet staple. Your outfits will truly pop with this hand painted shoes idea, and you'll want to wear your canvas shoes every day from now on.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric, Paint

Primary TechniquePainting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • DecoArt® Stylin™ in Yellow, Red, Green, and White
  • Canvas tennis shoes
  • Flat, round, and liner Brush
  • Paper towels


  1. With a flat brush, paint the entire shoe with Stylin Yellow, being careful not to apply paint to the soles. If paint gets on the lace eyelets, gently wipe them clean with a damp paper towel. Allow the shoes to dry completely before moving on to Step 2.

  2. With a round brush, use Stylin Red to paint small cherries in various spots all over the shoe. Locate some close together in pairs, some as individuals. Allow to dry.

  3. With a liner brush, use Stylin Green to paint stems on the cherries. On the pairs, connect the stems at the top to form an upside down ‘v.’

  4. Add leaves to the stems and highlights to the cherries for more detail.

How do you like to decorate your shoes?
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Oh my lanta, these cherry shoes are super cute. If I trusted myself to not mess them up, I'd try for myself.


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