Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lucky Shamrock Shoes

These glittery, lucky shoes are perfect for St. Patrick's day celebrations or just to brighten someone's step this spring. Kids can get involved in painting the first coat of green all over the shoes, while older kids might have to paint the more difficult clovers.
Lucky Clover Shoes
Materials:
DecoArt Products Required
Americana Brushes
  • DBL1000-B - Liner 0
  • DBR2002-B - Round 2
SoSoft Dimensional Writers
  • DD318 - Lime
  • DD319 - Bright Green
Supplies
  • Water container
  • Foam plate
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • Lo-temp glue gun
  • 1/4" wide coordinating ribbon (We used green gingham.)
  • Flame lighter or wood burning tool (optional)
  • White canvas tennis shoes

Instructions
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Preparation: Remove any tags from shoes and remove laces.
  1. Leaving edging of shoe unpainted, use flat brush and Lime to paint shoes; let dry.
     
  2. On front section of shoes, use round brush and Bright Green to paint four small hearts with points meeting at center for each 4-leaf clover; use liner brush to add stem to clovers. Let dry.
     
  3. Cut ribbon into lengths to match laces. Place glue over 1/2" of one ribbon end and roll up tightly; repeat for each ribbon end. Trim end evenly with scissors. Use wood burning tool or flame lighter to seal ribbon ends, if desired. (If using flame lighter, hold ribbon near flame to singe ends. USE WITH CAUTION.) Insert laces.

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