Tuesday, January 21

Neon Kicks

 
I was a kid in the 80's and one of my very favorite pair of shoes were some neon chucks. My grandmother thought they looked like "the ugliest bowling shoes ever" but I remember them fondly! With the resurgence of neon it seemed the perfect time to recreate those fun, neon kicks!

For this project you will need:
White canvas shoes
Because I don't have reason to wear neon every day I decided to downgrade my original chucks with generic brand sneakers. Search on Ebay for a great deal but be warned these bargain shoes often run a size smaller than what you would normally purchase.
Using your fabric paint brush smooth neon green on the inside of your shoe. Use cotton swabs as needed to remove paint from the insides of the eyelets. Apply several thin coats until you achieve the brightness of the neon you're going after. 
Paint the outside of each shoe neon orange and the inside neon pink. Only paint one color at a time and allow to fully dry between coats and to prevent from getting pink on your orange, etc.

After they have had plenty of time to dry lace with a fun pair of neon laces.
Get them on and get after it!

If you like this project, you may want to check out my other tutorials at my craft blog, 
Dream a Little Bigger! Thanks so much for reading!







6 comments:

J said...

So CUTE!
Loving the neon look and especially for
sneaks…Thanks for the idea and directions.

WobiSobi said...

Love these! They are super cute!

Cattastroficka said...

Crazy cute! I'm going to try this and my husband will crap bricks to be seen with me. LOL Glow in the dark paint will really put him over the edge. Awesome idea. Thanks!! :)

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your neon shoes! You can see them here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/neon-kicks/

If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for an awesome project idea!

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