A few years ago I bought some paint and cheap shoes and painted one of my favorite pairs of school footwear… pencil shoes! I thought I’d do a quick post today to share how I made them. I absolutely love these shoes and they were super simple to make! Plus, my students love when I wear them! I’ve included a few affiliate links to help you find some of the supplies I used!
Pencil Shoe Materials:
- White shoes (I got mine from CVS, but you can find plain white shoes lots of different places, like here and here!)
- Paint brushes
- Black paint: FolkArt 925 Wrought Iron
- Silver paint: Martha Stewart Sterling
- Pink paint: Martha Stewart Pink Dahlia
- Yellow paint: Martha Stewart Pollen
- Beige paint: Martha Stewart Sandcastle
I made these shoes a couple years ago, and as much as I wish I took step-by-step pictures, I didn’t. So instead I’ll explain the steps as I did them! I stared by painting the yellow portion of the shoe and letting it dry. I didn’t paint all the way to the ends of the shoe, because I knew I’d be painting over them with the other colors. Next I painted the pink “eraser” part of the shoe and then the front “wood” part. After those dried I painted the silver details on the back and the black “lead” toe in the front! I used a couple coats of paint on each color and let it dry completely before moving on to the next part.
Painting the pencil shoes was even easier than I thought it would be! I’m hoping to paint some school mascot shoes this summer for next year!