DIY: Custom Rainbow Wedges

Summer is coming and espadrille sandals are the perfect combination of comfy, stylish and summery! I wanted to give my wedges a little upgrade though and to make them the ultimate summer show I decided to transform that heel of layered rope into a rainbow and you can too!

You will need:

  • Pair of espadrille wedges with a rope sole
  • Various paintbrushes of different sizes
  • Various paint colours – If you want to rainbow your sandals then a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple are a good place to start – I used emulsion, but acrylic paint would be a great option too
  • Washi or masking tape
  • Lacquer spray *optional

How to:

Here is where you have to be patient. Take your washi tape and mark out one section at a time. This will help you avoid getting paint all over the wrong parts of your wedges.

Paint one section at a time and remove the washi tape while the paint is still drying to ensure a nice clean, neat edge. Wait for the paint to fully dry before taping up the next section.

Once you’ve finished painting and your work is fully dry, you can add an extra layer of protection over your wedges with some lacquer spray. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated spray, use a mask and follow the instructions exactly.

Voila! Wear your custom espadrille wedges in the sunshine! You won’t see anyone else walking down the street wearing the same shoes as you!

If you DIY your own custom espadrille sandals, be sure to tag me in a picture on social media – I’d love to share your makes to inspire everyone to give it a go! @sillyloaf

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