Your favorite teachers will be Poppin’ in these pencil style painted canvas shoes!
Without a doubt, there are countless reasons why teachers are the unsung heroes of the world. We’ve all had teachers along the way who’ve inspired us and those who have made a difference in our lives.
Now that I have kids, I can see the impact their teachers are making on their lives and I couldn’t be more grateful and thankful for all that they do. I try to make sure they know how appreciated they are throughout the year and for their end-of-year thank you gift I wanted to do something a lille less traditional.
With a few acrylic paints and a pair of white canvas shoes, you can make these super cute classic No. 2 Pencil shoes for your favorite teacher. Or yourself! I would totally rock these kicks. Plus, these shoes were $5 at Michael’s and I had a 40% off coupon. Not only are they frugal, but they are thoughtful as well.
What you will need:
- White canvas shoes
- Acrylic paints – Dark Yellow, Metallic Silver, Red, Tan & Black
- Paint brush
- Masking tape (Optional)
What to do:
Remove the laces from both of the shoes. You can choose to tape of the sections and the rubber if desired, but I chose to freehand.
Paint a large section of the middle with the dark yellow paint and be sure both sides are equal. You want to leave enough room in the front for the wood and point section and just enough in the back for the silver strip and eraser portion of the pencil.
Next, paint the wood portion of the pencil. Mine was right around 2 inches thick.
For the “metal” portion of the pencil, I used a metallic silver acrylic paint. Paint sections on both sides on the shoe.
On the tip of the shoe, I mixed a small amount of the metallic silver acrylic pain with the black creating a shimmering effect. Paint the remaining tip of the fabric shoe with the mixture.
Use the red paint to cover the “eraser” portion of the canvas shoe. Lastly, paint the tongue of your shoe yellow.
Once your pencil shoes are completely dry you can then put the laces back in and enjoy!
I have a Cricut machine which allows me to cut iron-on vinyl and that’s how I was able to place the teacher’s name. They look just as cute without it!
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