Doodle Shoes (A Tutorial)

Paint your shoes with this doodle shoe update tutorial DIY via

I’ve had this pair of bright apple green shoes sitting in my closet for almost 10 years! I’ve probably worn them a total of three times because they just don’t match many items in my closet… I thought I’d add some color!


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

My only supplies needed were Angelus Leather Paint and a very small brush (with half the bristles cut off for a finer point).


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

For my design I was inspired by Doodle Easter eggs made by Alisa Burke. I started with one flower….


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

….and then surrounded it with some doodles:


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

I just kept adding doodles, and more doodles….


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

….until the shoes were covered!


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

A tiny bit of blue design makes these shoes much more wearable!


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

They even look cute with my paint covered studio jeans:


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via

But they look especially cute with Boo in them:


Doodle Shoe Update Tutorial DIY via


Do you have a pair of shoes in your closet that could use a makeover?




  1. Kia says

    You are such an inspirational lady! May many blessings continue to be showered upon you! :)

  2. says

    What a great idea! I never thought of that, but I have the exact same issue with a couple pairs of my shoes! I’ll have to come up with some cute doodles for them so I can actually wear them and stop my hubby’s complaints that I waste money on collecting shoes that I never wear!

  3. says

    Cute idea, but I have to tell you. I was following you fine with my google reader until you switched. I now can’t seem to follow you. Everytime I add you, it just adds your old page. Help?

  4. Shelly says

    Dang girl…really rockin out the tutorials. LOVIN’ it. Like the ol’ days…..
    I have to order some leather paint…

  5. says

    What a great idea…I’m inspired! So glad I stumbled upon your blog via Thirty Handmade Days. I’m a new follower and hope you’ll have a peek over at my place sometime soon.

  6. Emily says

    YES! I have a pair of orange shoes that I NEVER wear for the exact same reason– they match nothing! This is an awesome idea!

  7. theartistinme says

    You never cease to AMAZE me. You’re such an inspiration. I am truly amazed and in awe at the things you not only come up with, but with your style and fabulous talent. I am a HUGE fan! And I LOVE, LOVE the tutorials. THANK you!

  8. says

    such pretty and unique shoes…very amazing. even the combination of colors. great.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    doro K.


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