I love sneakers and the cheaper the better, I say. Since I go through shoes hard and fast there is no reason to spend 50 bucks on a pair of name brand sneaks that are going to be hitting pavement so hard that they are worn out in a month or so. And when I saw these cheapies over at Wal-Mart for less than $6, I knew just what to do!
For this project you will need:
Small and large pouncers
Awesome color shoelaces (I went with gold to match the stitching on chambray shirts!)
These cute shoes I found at Walmart for $5.87 a pair! What a deal!
First take your smallest pouncer and make a line of dots that is fairly straight from the toe to in between the lace eyelets. Continue working on the left and the right by daubing dots in between the last two in new rows. Cover the entire toe portion of the shoe.
Next bust out your large pouncer.
And just know that if you properly care for these things they will last you AGES. When you're finished with your pounces wash them very gently (rubbing vigorously will remove the adhesive holding the sponge to the handle) in warm soap water and rinse thoroughly. Daub onto a dry towel to remove the excess moisture as much as possible. Keep out in the open to dry (rather than tossing in a box where it might mildew) and when fully dry, it's ready for your next use!
And mimic the pattern on the center portion of the shoe.
Finish up by small dotting the back of the shoe trying to keep it as close to the curving sewn line as possible.
Let 'em dry...
...lace 'em up.
...and get to steppin'!
I've got lots more crafty goodness at my blog Dream a Little Bigger. I hope to see you there :)