Star Wars Comic Book Shoes Craft Project
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.
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.
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.
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.