Watermelon is not yet in full season here – we’ve got a few weeks to go – and I’m obviously craving it. When I saw these cheap but cute canvas loafers in a local store, I knew what their new look was gonna be: watermelon shoes. Making these requires a little textile paint, but no painting skills. As long as you mask the right areas at the right time, you can’t go wrong! And trust me, you won’t be taking these off aaall summer long. In a good way. Not in a stinky feet way.
What you need:
- light colored shoes
- textile paint in red, green, black
First thing, fill the shoes with crinkled newspaper. This will keep the canvas straight (mine had an elastic, so this was a must). Then, mask the sole and the back of the shoe. Paint the red part of each one.
When the first color is dry, mask it and paint with your second color: green. When that is done, you can make the watermelon seeds with a thin paintbrush and black paint. Let them dry completely before removing the tape from the sole. If paint bled onto the sole, remove it carefully with an ear stick soaked in water. That’s it!