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DIY Tie Dye Espadrilles

Accessories, DIY  /   /  By Aimee Santos

Our DIY blogger is Aimee Santos from Swellmayde, one of the best maker blogs we know. 

I’m counting down the days until summer begins! For this DIY, I wanted to blend some of my favorite summer trends into one project. I love a great tie dye, especially in denim. Here, I recreated my own tie dye denim look, onto lace-up espadrilles, my go-to summer shoe. Can’t wait to wear these with a pair of white cutoffs and a light wash chambray top!

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Materials:

blue fabric paint

2 sponge brushes

white or cream colored cotton fabric espadrilles (slip ons or laceups)

paper plate

bowl

masking tape

Steps:

1. Remove the laces of the shoes. Then, carefully add masking tape to the soles, which will prevent this area from being painted.

diy tie dye espadrilles by swellmayde for ebay fashion

2. Fill the bowl with water. With a sponge brush, dab water onto the cotton area of the shoes until it is all wet.

diy tie dye espadrilles by swellmayde for ebay fashion

3.  Add the blue paint onto the paper plate. With your other sponge brush, paint irregular brushstrokes all over the shoe, leaving white space.

diy tie dye espadrilles by swellmayde for ebay fashion

4. Then, take your first sponge brush and rub water all over the shoe, which will give it a watercolor/tie dye effect.

diy tie dye espadrilles by swellmayde for ebay fashion

5. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for the other shoe. Remove masking tape, then let fully dry overnight.

diy tie dye espadrilles by swellmayde for ebay fashion

6. Pair with denim cutoffs, a floral romper, or an easy-breezy dress and enjoy!

diy tie dye espadrilles by swellmayde for ebay fashion

 

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3 Comments
 
  1. Nancy June 21, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    So fun and unique! I’m all in on this one.

  2. Aimee June 26, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Thank you Nancy!

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