How to make tie-dye shoes

Not everyone can pull off funky tie-dye T-shirts and tank tops, but it's still fun to incorporate a bit of that look into your wardrobe. These tie-dye shoes help brighten up an outfit without making a huge statement.
Tie dying shoes is a bit different than tie dying T-shirts and other big pieces of fabric, but it's easy enough for anyone to do. The video tutorial and instructions make creating one-of-a-kind shoes a walk in the park.
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Materials
- White canvas shoes
- Painter's tape
- Scissors
- Sheet of plastic
- Plastic squeeze bottle
- Water
- Dye
- Disposable gloves
- Metallic acrylic paint
- Palette
- Paintbrush
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Instructions
1. Remove the laces from the shoes and set them aside.
2. Place a piece of painter's tape across the front of the shoe approximately 1/2 inch from where the canvas begins.
3. Mix the first color of dye in the plastic squeeze bottle according to the manufacturer's instructions.
4. Place the shoes onto a sheet of plastic to protect the work surface. Carefully squirt the first color of dye onto the shoes on either side of the tape.
5. Mix another color of dye and squirt it onto the shoe to create another band of color. Continue doing this with different colors until you've covered most of the shoe.
6. Remove the painter's tape and rinse the shoes according to the dye manufacturer's instructions.
7. Squirt some metallic acrylic paint on the palette. Paint a stripe of metallic acrylic paint along the outer edge of the last color on the shoe.
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8. Replace the laces.
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