Really simple, very inexpensive sandshoe upcycling project.


  • 1 pair Cheap black sandshoes
  • 3 Variety of coloured paints
  • 1 White paint
  • 1 Glitter paint
  • 1 Old toothbrush or stiff paintbrushes
  • 1 Waterproof spray
  • 1 Masking tape or stickytape


  1. Tape over all areas you don't want to get painted. I used everyday sticky tape.
  2. Start by brushing coloured paint roughly over the shoes. Be sure to leave some black space. Smudge the paint with the toothbrush. Allow the paint to dry a little.
  3. Splatter some white paint with the toothbrush to crest 'stars'. Allow to dry a little.
  4. Brush the glitter paint all over. Be liberal! Allow to dry.
  5. Spray shoes with waterproofing and allow to dry. Remove tape,

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    • 08 Jul 2017
      8:44 am

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  • I was quite impressed with these shoes, i’m sure my 13 yr old will love these and it’s a great craft activity for my two young girls.


  • These look amazing, well done


  • Such a great idea. Kids would love this one. Thank you.


  • did a different design for my kids shoes. he loved it.


  • Awesome! My Kids would love this – we will definitely be trying this. Thanks :)


  • They look awesome. Such a simple idea and young kids will love them! I might try this with my 12 year old grandson he loves cool looking shoes!


  • ooohh lovely… cool and trendy


  • Very cool – I like that each will be different.


  • Totally cool, my teenage niece would love these


  • Very stylish shoes I love the idea well done


  • Love the photo. Great way to individualise and jazz up a cheap pair of shoes. Thanks.


  • Such a cool idea to jazz up a pair of shoes. Great craft idea for a birthday party.

    • If it’s purple, pink or blue my girls will love


  • This is such a cool idea!!! They would look great in white too!!!

    • White with Silver glitter would be awesome


  • I have a friend who’s daughter would adore a pair of these. Lining up activities for school hols


  • This is such a great idea; love the creativity, thanks for sharing!


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