Draw on your shoes – Sharpie Designs

I feel like it has been winter forever! I have been daydreaming about  wearing sandals and summer dresses. In preparation for warmer weather, I sorted through my summer shoes to determine what needed to be donated. I came across these sad looking sandals. So sad.

draw on your shoes

They are my really comfortable, but not really cute sandals. You know, we all have them.  These sandals are nude in color and made of leather.  They have been used and loved and were looking really tired.  I was about to toss them in the donate pile, but then I had an idea….why not draw on them with my new gold metallic sharpie. When I was a kid, I had all sorts of ornate drawings on my Keds and Converse shoes.  Why not give it a try. I pulled out my ruler and gold sharpie and got to work.

draw on your shoes

I really did not have a clear vision of how I wanted the shoes to look until I got started drawing.

draw on your shoes

I just started to make a pattern on the leather shoe straps with my gold sharpie.  I made sure that I repeated the same pattern on both sandals.

draw on your shoes

I did a simple design on the top strap and wedge part of the sandal. I colored the bottom strap and back strap completely gold.

draw on your shoes

First let me say that I am not a foot model… But, these shoes turned out pretty stinking cute.

draw on your shoes

I think that I love the detail on the wedge the best.  So, the next time you are about to toss out some of your favorite shoes, why not go back to your elementary days and draw on your shoes.

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Thanks, Carmody

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9 Responses to Draw on your shoes – Sharpie Designs

  1. Kathy E. March 9, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    These really are stinkin’ cute! I would never think to draw on my shoes (not even my old runners…too old for that). I admire your creativity. Oh, and…you SHOULD be a foot model!

    • carmody March 10, 2014 at 7:14 am #

      Thanks Kathy! Grab a sharpie and give it a try.

  2. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} March 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Hey those really look a lot better! When doesn’t gold make something look better!? LOVE!

    • carmody March 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

      Heather, I could paint myself gold somedays. Thanks!

  3. Natashalh March 12, 2014 at 2:55 am #

    Fun! I never wear wedges or heels (they make me taller than my fiancé and that’s a little awkward to me!), but I have plenty of tennis shoes that could use a makeover.

  4. carmody March 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Natasha, I bet you could give flats a new life with a gold sharpie.

  5. Alexis @ Persia Lou March 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Total upgrade right here. They look great! Nice choice on the pattern. Pinning! :)

    • carmody March 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks Alexis!

  6. Mary Jo March 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    WOW! It’s like a whole new pair of shoes! I think my girls will really like this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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