Star Wars Comic Book Shoes Craft Project

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We actually had summer-like weather all weekend long here in Northern Minnesota. That got me in a sunshine mood and feeling like I needed a fun new geeky accessory for the upcoming summer season. Enter -homemade Star Wars comic book ballet flats. You can’t beat geek chic!

This project is pretty straight forward. You’ll need:

  • A comic book (you don’t mind parting with)
  • Modge Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Pair of shoes -the smoother the surface texture, the easier things should stick with the Modge Podge.
tutorial making your own comic book shoes
torn comics


Step 1: Cut or tear up pieces of your comic book. Make sure you tear pieces into difference sizes and lengths/widths to accommodate the different sections and shapes of your shoe.

I started with pieces that had been cut to create a base layer on the shoe. The straight edges made them easier to line the top and bottom edges of the shoe with. After the base layer was done, I went back with torn images (that I wanted to feature) to create a better collage-like effect. I feel like the torn edges make a better final appearance -but personal preference.

gluing comics onto blue ballet flats with Modge Podge
DIY Star Wars comic book shoe

Step 2. Apply a healthy coat of Modge Podge to a section of your shoe and apply a piece of the torn comic book. Cover the piece of paper in another layer of Modge Podge and work it till it sticks.

Don’t be afraid of getting messy here. I found that using my fingers to coax the pieces over some of the curves helped them to stay in place. I also made a point of working around the shoe and overlapping paper pieces as I went to help secure them in place.

Star Wars comic book shoes craft
Star Wars comic book shoes

Β Step 3: Once your shoe is dry and you’re satisfied with the overall look, apply 1-2 more coats of Modge Podge (let dry in between) to ensure everything is secure and decently waterproof.
If you had a tough time getting a nice edge around the top of the shoe, don’t be afraid to create a thin border using a dark-colored sharpie marker.


I’m ready to enjoy the warm weather this summer with my new Star Wars shoes!
What about you -any fun new accessories? Share in the comments below.

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  • Ashlee

    These look so so cool! And easy, too! Very cute.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      You should definitely give it a try Ashlee! Your tastes sound similar to mine, but sometimes things can pleasantly surprise us πŸ˜‰

  • Ravanel Griffon

    OMG! These are So Awesome!!! I’m really jealous at them.

    Unfortunately, I usually tend to “step out” of shoes like these when I walk in them. Otherwise I would totally start scouting for some and make them myself!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Thank you Ravanel!
      Secret…see the loop at the back of the shoe? There’s actually an adjustable ankle strap that slides through them -no “stepping out”, cause I absolutely have that issue with flats too!

  • Emma

    These look amazing! I really want to decorate a pair of shoes myself – by drawing a design on them, but I was wondering how i’d make them waterproof. Is Modge Podge a waterproof glue then? I’ve never heard of it before, but it sounds like something I need to invest in.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Excellent question Emma. Let me provide a little more detail. Modge Podge is brand that offers many different varieties/formulas of glues/sealants. The one in my photo isn’t really waterproof.
      They do make an outdoor one that is highly waterproof.
      Another option for the final coat or 2 is a clear acrylic sealant. Modge Podge makes this too >

  • Charlie

    These are amazing! I’ve been wanting to try this for ages but I’m afraid they wouldn’t last long especially with wet English weather!!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Not all clothing and accessories are made for everyday wear, 365 days a year, right? As long as you seal these guys properly (see my above comment) I don’t think you’d have an issue…as long as your not purposefully wading through puddles πŸ˜‰

  • Maggie

    Love this! What an easy project.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Thank you Maggie!

  • Kay

    Absolutely love them! I have always wanted to try Mod Podging shoes sometime – these are so great!

  • Pepi

    OMG! I so want to try this! I was searching for new shoes, and I’ve been going around and around without buying anything yet. This might save me!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      I think you’ve found your solution then! πŸ˜‰ I know you have lots of comic books -sure there’s one or 2 you wouldn’t mind donating to the project. Share some photos when you finish.

  • Danielle -From Girlie to Nerdy

    These turned out so awesome!

  • Julie

    Creative, these are so cool!!

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