Slides were designed to be light and comfortable. A cute pair of slides will complete any lazy day outfit. We searched for a cute pair of spooky slides everywhere (Amazon, Shein, and Hot Topic). Since we couldn’t buy some, we decided to make them.
- Thrifted slides
- Black and white paint
- Angled paintbrush
- Round paint brush
Step 1: Imagine your Design
We wanted a simple spider web on one shoe and “Spooky” written on the other with ghosts replacing the O’s. Anything is possible with practice! Before we started painting on the slides, we drew the image first, painting on cardboard and then on the slides.
Step 2: Paint
Take your angled brush and dab some paint on it. Before you start painting, brush off any excess from the brush to keep your brush strokes thin. We dabbed paint on the slides because it wasn’t a smooth texture. Since we wanted spider webs, we dabbed radial lines across the strap of the slide. In doing so, we could dab the viscid thread to connect the radial lines and form an intricate spider web. As you continue to paint, take your time and paint your ideas!
Step 3: Mistakes are Fixable!
When painting our ghosts on the right side, we had to paint over our mistakes with black paint to have the ghosts we wanted. If you make a mistake, wait for the paint to dry and use the paint color that matches your slide to paint over it. We used a round paintbrush to dab black paint to cover my mistakes.
Once you’re satisfied with your design, take those spooky kicks for a spin!
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