With this shoe decorating DIY you can up-style canvas shoes and turn them into cute and unique footwear without breaking the bank. You will need a pair of plain canvas shoes, tulle, beads, sequins, glue, and invisible thread. Below are the materials I used for up-styling a pair of canvas loafers:
In addition, I had an old Forever 21 necklace that fell apart after only one day (shocker!). I used the beads from the necklace for this shoe decorating project.
The grey shoes above are very comfy, and, because they are made of canvas, decorating them was a piece of cake! With this shoe decoration I was finally able to wear shoes that are both cute and comfortable! Here are the steps I followed:
1. Cut five 1″ wide 6″ long pieces of tulle.
2. Use the invisible thread to ruffle the tulle.
To make the ruffles, weave the needle and the invisible thread along the edge of the tulle. Then, gather the tulle and tie the thread in a knot. This will form a tulle pom pom.
If you have different colors of tulle, make pom poms from each color and stitch a couple of them together, mixing and matching the colors.
Once the tulle pom poms are ready, use the invisible thread to sew them on the shoes. If the fabric of the shoes is thick, you can use a thimble to push the needle through.
Cut the tulle to shape the pom poms if necessary. Finally, stitch a sequin at the center of the pom poms.
Repeat the same steps with different tulle colors and sequins.
3. Sew a few loose sequins.
4. Glue some beads.
Below are the cute up-styled canvas loafers I made. If you are looking for more ideas for decorating shoes, check out this blog post for decorating canvas boots.