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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  • Yes ! So glad I seen these. Perfect for my little mans space excursions this week.


  • A fun thing to do on a crappy weather day, something different.


  • these are so cool, my eldest daughter would LOVE these. She is into all sorts of DIY clothing, accessories etc


  • oh I have a cheap pair of black canvas shoes – I think I might make myself some your never too old for galaxy shoes right?

    Thanks though in all honesty I will probably make some for my girls!


  • Nice project to do on some old canvas shoes with the kids !


  • Very interesting project to make.


  • They look fun


  • Something quite different. A perfect project for some kids. :-)


  • The shoes look very funky! Thanks!

    • This is going to be a weekend fun project – dig out some shoes.


  • These shoes look pretty cool – fun project too.


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