I might have a small weakness for shoes. Ok. It’s a big weakness. Sometimes my budget doesn’t agree with that so I have to get creative! I love refashioning shoes and these DIY Pineapple Canvas Shoes are so cute and perfect for summer!
They are super fun and so easy to make! They’d be great to make on a road trip, or a summer get together. You could even have a shoe party and make up some with the kids!
Ready for the easy tutorial? Here’s what you need:
- Canvas slip on shoes
- Fabric Markers – yellow, orange, brown, med. green and light green
- Disappearing ink marker
Start off with some blank canvas shoes. You can find those at almost any store or Amazon. (affiliate link) :)
It’s easier to have the design laid out like you like if you draw it out first. Use a disappearing ink marker so the ink will fade and draw out your design on one shoe. Switch up your pineapples so some are up and some are down, and make sure you leave room for the leaves on top.
Start off your pineapples by lightly filling in the main section with yellow.
Add in a little orange along the bottom of the pineapples for a highlight, then draw in the little brown “v” highlights.
Draw in the leaves of the pineapple with the medium green first then highlight with the light green.
Cover the entire shoe with pineapples. :)
For the other shoe, draw out your designs first. Try to keep the designs as similar as possible to the first shoe – so they are mirror images.
Remove any remaining disappearing ink with a damp towel – and then you are all done! Now you’ve got some super cute shoes to wear this summer!
You could really do this with almost any design – the fabric markers make it so easy! What would you paint on your shoes??
Super cute! You have the best ideas. I would probably paint owls. Now off to find the right shoe. Thanks for the inspiration.
These are ADORABLE!!! Love this DIY!
Taryn Nicole says
Quite possibly the most fabulous DIY I’ve seen recently! I too share in your pineapple obsession. I need to try this or at least a variation. Great job!
Ann - Lieveke en zus says
I made my daughter a pair a while ago. Really fun thing to do!
You can find some pictures of them here:
Yours are great by the way!
Love Pinapple themed crafts and love personalising cheap canvas shoes, thanks for another inspiring post. I really do like your blog and style.
Donna Wirthlin says
So cute! Great tutorial,too. Pinned!
What a fantastic idea! I’ve been considering decoupaging some plain canvas shoes, but I never thought about fabric markers. So much better than glueing and pasting bulky layers! thank you for helping me think outside my usual box.
Amber *Salt tree* says
OMG so ridiculously adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial too! (ps found you via The Chicken Chick link up!)
This is so cute! I think i have to make something with a pineapple print now. Thanks for sharing.
Noa Ambar Regev says
Beautiful! The shoes look so fun and bright with the pineapple pattern. I love pineapples :)
These are adorable!
awesome DIY! Love this idea! can you do one for bat print or halloween? thanks ♥
Those shoes are so cute! Love the pineapples :)
These are too cute! I recently got a new pair of keds…might be a fun project to try with them!
These are adorable! So creative! Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Wow, these pineapples are spot on! I thought these are decals!
Coming from pin me link party:)
I hope you’ll share your post with Idea Box:
Lou Lou Girls says
Super cute! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls
I can’t believe you made these!! They turned out so nice! I think if I tried it would look bad lol! Thank you for sharing and for linking up with the OMHGWW!! Hop to see you link up again next week!! xx
Stephanie @ Mommyzoid says
What a cute idea! I love these. A great way to make some cheapo little slip ons come alive!
Stephanie @ Mommyzoid.ca
PS: Thanks for sharing this sharing this over on the Ladies Collective Linkup! Hope to see you back again this week :)
Laura @ The Turquoise Home says
Those are so stinkin’ adorable!! Pinning!!
Miss Manitas says
Supercute!! i love pineapples!!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
These are adorable. Pinned & shared. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Hope to see you again soon.
Emily @ Ideas of Emily says
These are so cute. I’ve been really into painting shoes lately, I’ll have to give this pattern a try. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Kelly Delaney says
I absolutely LOVE these!
so dang cute!! I would never think to paint my own but it looks doable!!
So cute! Pineapples are like my mascot..love all things pineapple :)
Super cute is right! I love the pineapple design you’ve done, other fruit based ideas would be nice and not too complicated too, cherries, lemon slices, watermelon…in fact you could have a whole fruit salad on your shoes if you wanted!
the cape on the corner says
adorable! you didn’t spray them with anything after?
These shoes are soooo adorable!! I am obsessed with pineapples, so Ill have to add these to my list of projects to do.
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
So much fun! I have this urge to start making, or at least, adding my own touch to clothing. Love the idea of disappearing ink.
OMG, how adorable!
Omg! My daughter would love these!!! Would you please share this at my link party?
Frugal Hausfrau says
These really are cute and what a fun idea to do them with the kids! Matching Mommy & Daughter shoes – Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!
Wow! I don’t know if I’d have as steady of a hand as you, but these look so fun. I thought they were store bought at first glance.
I have to make these for my mom. She lives in the land of pineapples. LOVE these!
I love pineapple apparel! These will be a great addition to my collection.
I’ve been so obsessed with pineapples lately – these are hilarious and adorable! <3
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
Oh you make it look so easy! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at #overthemoon. I’ve pinned and shared on social media. Have a great day and see you next week!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine says
Adorable! These are too cute… I think my oldest would love drawing and creating shoes that she could actually wear. Thanks for sharing!
Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine
I’m coming over from the Craft Schooling Sunday linkup!
These shoes are seriously adorable! They’re so professionally done that it’s difficult to tell they are a DIY! I love them!
Pam @diy Design Fanatic says
So darn cute!
Kathryn Blizzard says
How awesome! I never even thought to use disappearing ink to outline. Would have saved me lots of erasers.
These are super cute. Your pineapples look so perfect that I was shocked to discover that you freehanded them. I assumed they were made with stamps. Great project for kid’s party activity. Thanks for sharing such a cool idea.
Lori Leeper says
These are the cutest things ever!!! :) Definitely pinning this and sharing! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!
Rachel Teodoro says
These are the cutest! I just love them. Thanks for linking up to Create, link inspire party!
Penny Snark says
I am a huge pineapple fan, and I love these! Too darling!
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These are adorable! I love the idea of customizing plain shoes! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week – I’m featuring your cute pineapple shoes at our upcoming party. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again!
So fun to create your own shoe pattern. I ran to the store to grab some of these shoes, but they’re sold out now. Will have to wait for a restock to try this. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!
Aww sorry they were sold out Erlene! You could do the same thing on some white keds too!