DIY Watermelon Shoes


I’m pretty excited about today’s post! These DIY Watermelon Shoes are inspired by this pair from Mod Cloth. But why buy when you can DIY?!

I started with a pair of white canvas pumps which I purchased from Primark for £4.


You will need good quality fabric paint and some embellishments and glue. Links to all products are at the end of the post.


Start by painting the back section of your shoe with the green fabric paint. I did two coats using a foam brush to prevent stroke marks.


Then move onto the front section of each shoe and paint it red. The espadrille edge on the bottom of the shoe was a bit of a pain as it kept getting caught in the paint! So finding some pumps without this would be ideal.


Once your shoes are largely dry you can begin to add the watermelon ‘seeds’ by applying a small amount of glue to the rhinestone and lightly pressing them onto the shoe. Leave to dry for an hour or two.


A super simple DIY right? I’d love to know if you make these watermelon flats. I have already worn mine and they got the thumbs up from G who said they were awesome.


I haven’t worn them out in the rain yet, but I figure they are more of a summer flat so I think they will last this season if the UK thunderstorms behave!


Want to make your own pair? Here’s what you’ll need once you’ve got your flats…..

You can also find most of the supplies on the Hobbycraft website and they have a sale at the moment! Just click the icon below to see what’s on offer.



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11 thoughts on “DIY Watermelon Shoes

  1. Love the shoes. What a great idea. You could cover the edge of the shoe with Frog tape to avoid paint getting onto it. xxx

  2. Oh what a clever and cute idea Claire! I must have a go at making some too…especially as watermelon is my most fav fruit of all time. It’s my ‘if you got stranded on an island and could have only one thing…’ thing 😉

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