Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
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blue ombré dyed canvas shoes

Feeling blue? Then boost your mood with this fun and easy DIY! It’s simple to make your own Ombre-Dyed Canvas Shoes – just take a look at our instructions below. We’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need to give your kicks a colorful upgrade!
Step 1

TIP: Project your work surface with a disposable table cover and your hands with gloves.

First, remove the laces from your canvas shoes and set them aside.

Step 2
Spray the shoes with water to dampen the canvas.
Step 3

Pour some of the RIT® liquid dye into a disposable cup; then dip a paintbrush into the dye. Touch it to the top of the shoe’s toe. The wet canvas of the shoe should wick some of the dye and spread it organically.

TIP: To keep the ombré even across your shoe, work vertically, from the tip of the shoe to the back.

Step 4

Keep adding dye to the shoe, focusing mainly on the toe area, so that  it becomes the darkest part of the dye’s ombré effect.

TIP: You can spread the dye to the back of the shoe using a paintbrush dipped in water. If you feel you need to add more color, try watering down some of the dye to get a lighter blue shade.

Step 5

Continue this until both shoes are colored as much as you want. You may want to let them dry a bit; then go back and add more dye for an overall darker effect.

TIP: While the dye’s still wet, wipe it off of the shoe’s rubber and metal areas to prevent staining.

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  • Spray Bottle
  • Water
  • Disposable Cup
  • Bowl
  • Disposable Table Cover (or Palette Paper)
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