Belt and Shoes Makeover




Introduction: Belt and Shoes Makeover

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

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    8 years ago

    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
    Mark Montano

    Reply 8 years ago

    Glad you liked it why4! Thanks for commenting!

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

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