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Galaxy Tennis Shoes

Galaxy Tennis Shoes
Galaxy Tennis Shoes
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Customized canvas shoes are a dime a dozen, but what about that old beat up pair of sneakers sitting in your closet? With the Galaxy Tennis Shoes tutorial, you’ll learn how to paint tennis shoes with a design that’s literally out of this world. If you’re new to the DIY shoes makeover craze, have no fear. This painting tutorial is beginner-friendly. So, grab the fabric paint and some painter’s tape, and get ready to turn an embarrassingly old pair of sneakers into your new favorite everyday pair. No one will guess you painted these beauties yourself, and we promise not to tell.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric, Paint

Primary TechniquePainting


Materials List

  • DecoArt® Stylin™ in Fuchsia, Purple, Turquoise, Black, and White
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Varying Sizes of Paintbrushes
  • Sport Shoes


How to Make Galaxy Tennis Shoes

  1. Use painter’s tape to mask sole of shoe, and anywhere else you don’t want paint.

  2. Use a small brush to apply Fuchsia Stylin’ Paint onto the shoe.

  3. Add in Purple and Turquoise. Blend the colors together where they meet.

  4. Apply Black into the remaining areas, using a clean brush to lightly blend into the other colors.

  5. Use a fine tip brush to add stars to the shoe. Create stars by adding clusters of dots and starbursts by painting crossing lines in White.

  6. Carefully remove painter’s tape. Let dry.

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Wow, these are pretty. What a neat idea. I like the series of colors that represent the galaxy. I think I'd cover the toe area with the paints too. I think the toe area is a material that will hold paint, do you? If not I'd get a less embellished pair. Starry shoe laces would be cute to decorate the shoes further also.


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