Hand painted Santa shoes
These hand painted Santa shoes are easy to make. Below is what you’ll need and how to paint your own Santa shoes.
What you’ll need
A pair of canvas shoes – These can be picked up for as little as $3.50 a pair.
Acrylic paint – Red, Black, White & Gold
Pencil – A “B” lead pencil makes it easy to draw the design on the shoes
Paint markers and Sharpie pens – to even out painted edges
Masking tape – to mask off the soles of the shoes
Draw design on the shoes
Using a B lead pencil, draw the design you want on your shoes. I used a Santa belt and buckle design.
As you can see in the photo above, the shoe soles have been masked off with masking tape. This makes painting the shoes a little easier. It takes a bit of time to mask off the soles. To follow the contour of the soles, I use small pieces of masking tape as seen here..
Painting the shoes
I started painting the Santa shoes red. To get a good cover of red took 3 coats. Allow about an hour between coats.
Next I painted the belt black and once it was dry I painted the gold buckle.
When you’ve finished painting, get your paint makers and Sharpie pen and outline all the painted edges. The Black line on the scalloping was done with a Sharpie pen.
Protecting your Santa shoes
After painting and edge marking your Santa shoes, remove the masking tape. Use Beeswax to give your shoes a little bit of protection.
Scrub the Santa shoes with the Beeswax, giving it a good cover. Then heat the Beeswax with a hair dryer to melt the Beeswax into the shoes. this will give your shoes a natural coat of protection.
TA DA! You have yourself a fun pair of Santa shoes