Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sharp Shoes.

Did you happen to notice these shoes the other day on the New Shoes post?


The Boy was hoping you would.
He is crazy proud of them.
We made them.


I was jealous of inspired by Laura's daughter's new shoes.
So I decided we could make our own.

Every year WalMart has these canvas sneakers for $6 each. We've bought them for 4 or 5 years in a row.
And wouldn't you know that this year they are nowhere to be found.

I looked at every WalMart and Target in a 40 mile radius and they can't be bought.
I could buy more expensive ones for $14 or so, but I knew we were going to be coloring on them with Sharpies and I didn't trust my art skills that much.

But funny enough, I had an extra pair sitting here at the house, brand new.
Last year I'd accidentally bought 2 pairs for The Girl. She only wore one.
And they were the right size for The Boy for this school year.
So he's the only one who ended up with Sharp Shoes.
(if I find some in The Girl's size, I'll bling them up like the Twinkle Toes Laura's daughter has.)



I just went at them with a Sharpie marker and then let The Boy color them in.
When they were done, we did spray them with a coat of clear sealant, to help the color hold better.

He could not wait to wear them to school.
And I think he even slept in them last night.
Sharp shoes. Cool, huh?

39 comments:

paperhill said...

what a fun idea! they turned out great!

Jen L. said...

What a great idea! My MIL just gave me a plain pair of Keds...I may be breaking out my Sharpies later today. Thanks for sharing!

C. Beth said...

SO fun!! Totally the type of thing my Chickie would love to do. I may wait until she's better at coloring inside the lines though. :)

artsyclay said...

They are so cool! Great job!

Heather said...

Love those!They look AWESOME. (Love Laura's daughter's too :) Great use of inspiration ;)

Vanessa and Company said...

Super Awesome job Beki! I totally thought you bought them!!

Wendy said...

Okay, I really want to color some shoes now! I, uh, I mean my daughter NEEDS them!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

SHUT UP!

I am gonna have to try this. Oh, the ideas....

Thanks for sharing, girlfriend.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The turned out SUPER...love it

KLBK said...

making your own shoes!! how fun!!!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

What a great idea! Those are so cute!! :)

Princess Caitlin said...

Ok, that is just amazing.
I was actually wondering where you managed to buy such coolness.

I'm very impressed, and now I think I might have to find my own pair of canvas sneaks.

Thanks for the belated birthday wish. :D

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Those are some pretty cool shoes!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Those are really cool and so fun you and The Boy could have fun
together!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment...I so appreciate it.

Hugs,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

kraftykash said...

This is awesome! He is great at coloring. :) Cant wait ti show these to my daughter.

Ruth said...

This is very cool! Sign me up for a bling pair!!

Spadazzle said...

I was looking at those shoes, thinking how bright and colorful they were, I thought they were bought like that! GREAT JOB! I have collaged and painted on shoes but am waiting to find some on sell to sharpie :)

Jesse said...

Too cool! All the more special that you guys made them.

Elizabeth said...

Very cool shoes indeed! I want a pair :)

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea!! He did a great job!!

My son has some graffiti ones we bought at the converse outlet (on clearance) and he LOVED them. He would love to be able to create his own.

Tonya said...

Those shoes are awesome Beki!!! My daughter will flip when I show her your post. She wanted some super cool Chuck Taylors for school, but they were out of our budget...but we can so do this! Thanks for sharing your awesome idea!

Everytime I hear someone say "step 1" I think of that SNL and about pee my pants! It's one of my all-time faves! And my 9yo folds all her clothes and my 5yo folds most of his. I do help him w/his "church" shirts, but his play clothes I let him take care of. I used to get all worked up about them doing their chores exactly the way I would do them, but I've pretty much given that up. I figure they're fully capable and will only get better w/time. Their clothes are clean and put away and that's my main goal. You'll have to let me know how your kids do.

Erica said...

i used to get in trouble for coloring my shoes like that! you're one cool mom :)

traci said...

those are awesome. i did notice them, but i never would have guessed that you made them yourselves. very creative!!

Cristy said...

Ok Beki, those ROCK!

What a fun memory for The Boy!

Polka Dot Moon said...

WOW! Those are the coolest! I want a pair!!
Denise

Trasie Bressler said...

You are so stinkin' creative and I love it! I love those shoes and that would be so much fun!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I can remember kids doing this in study hall...remember the checkerboard keds? Wait, did I just date myself? Um, I wasn't alive then, I must have seen it in a movie...

Annie said...

What a great idea! He will be the popular one this school year for sure! So you better stock up on those sharpies as you may have a line of kids wanting a cool design on their shoes!

Jasmine said...

How FUN!

Bridget said...

Those shoes are AWESOME!!!

rentz said...

Brookie makes t-shirts, tank tops, onesies with Sharpies, but we've never thought of using shoes. We are HUGE Sharpie fans!

Great idea!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Those are awesome :)

Tara said...

Great Shoes....so creative!

Beth said...

Those shoes are SO COOL. Gotta try that.

Renee said...

What a great idea!Those shoes are AWESOME!!!thanks for sharing...
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EyePopArt said...

I love those shoes! And your whole blog, it is so sweet.

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Kim -today's creative blog said...

what a great job!

TheCounsils said...

i think you've "inspired" me to try the sharpie sneakers... :)