DIY Watermelon Shoes

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Toodles!

Claire

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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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