Pantone TOMS tutorial
I had a VERY old pair of TOMS that I wanted to do something with. The heels are ripped up and its probably time to just toss them, but I figured I’d do something fun first to give them a bit of new life before giving up. Even though I did this with old TOMS, it would be a great way to customize brand new TOMS as well!
TOMS or other canvas shoes
white acrylic paint
acrylic paint in the color of your choice
acrylic paint textile medium (you can substitute water)
black fine point Sharpie marker or paint pen
If your TOMS are old, start by cleaning them. Use a toothbrush or nail brush to remove as much dirt as possible. If you need to, use a little laundry detergent and water. Let dry.
Follow directions on your acrylic textile medium and mix accordingly with your colored acrylic paint. If using water, use about 1 part water, 3 parts paint. That ratio depends on the color you’re using and the color you’re covering up, so adjust accordingly when you start painting.
TOMS have a diagonal seam above the toe. Paint everything from this seam back with the color of your choice.
I decided to use a different shade of blue on each shoe, just to mix things up a bit!
Add a second coat of colored paint if needed.
Paint the toe of each shoe white. If you’re starting with white shoes, skip this part!
Add a second coat of white paint if needed.
Break out your Pantone color book (or head to the Pantone website) and pick the colors that best match your shoes.
Using a black Sharpie, carefully add “Pantone” and the number you chose to the white toes. If your shoes were white and you didn’t have to paint the toe, use a paint marker instead of a Sharpie (Sharpies tend to run on the canvas).
It might take a day or two for the painted canvas to wear in, then you’re ready to go. Enjoy your fancy new shoes!!
Any ideas for more Pantone DIYs?