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Save some cash and makeover your old accessories with multi-surface paint for back to school!

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Step 1: Watch the video tutorial here!

Step 2: You'll need

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Americana Multi-Surface Paints (in your favorite colors)

Americana DuraClear Gloss Varnish

DecoArt One Step Crackle

Belts and shoes in need of a makeover

Painter's Tape

Craft knife


Step 3: Add diamonds

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With a ruler, draw a diamond pattern on your belt lightly with a pencil

Fill in the sides with cream or white

Fill in each diamond with your favorite colors

Coat with DuraClear Gloss Varnish and let dry

Step 4: Stripe it

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Slim down some painter's tape with a craft knife and ruler

Place it on the center of a belt making sure it's completely adhered to the belt

Paint both sides of the belt with your favorite colors of multi-surface paint Let dry, remove the tape, coat with varnish

Step 5: Update

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Clean and dust your shoes

Coat the entire shoe with your favorite multi-surface paint

Add black to the color you chose to make a darker shade

Accent the shoes with the darker color and blend with a cloth

Coat with varnish, lace up and you're done.

Step 6: Color block

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Pick your favorite colors and color block a belt from tip to buckle

Add a line of extra color at the end of each block and drag

with a dry brush into the next color

Paint your details

Coat with varnish and let dry

Step 7: Crackle

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Coat an old belt with One Step Crackle and let dry

Coat the belt with your favorite color of multi-surface paint Coat the belt with Varnish and let dry

I've been on here forever and this is the first comment I've ever dropped. this kind of thing I'm sure has been done before but this, I have to say, this is the coolest idea ever! my idea jug is overflowing now!
Mark Montano (author)  whyuneedmyname411 months ago
Glad you liked it why4! Thanks for commenting!
johnstat00011 months ago

Love the socks! Nice job!

Mark Montano (author)  johnstat00011 months ago

Thanks. Love those socks. They match everything.

crispernakisan11 months ago

Oh, geez... I think my brain just exploded as I was contemmplating the possibilities.

Passion Make11 months ago

This looks awesome and cool!

seamster11 months ago

Nice. I like the green shoes a lot. Does the paint tend to crack and eventually flake off? Or does it stay pretty flexible?

Mark Montano (author)  seamster11 months ago
I put the varnish on them and it worked well!