Culture / DIY

DIY: Fruit Loopz

Published 06/04/2014 by

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We know we previously expressed our love and appreciation for white footwear – but sometimes it’s good to shake it up a bit, y’know?

It was a dreary Sunday morning when team K&P decided to collectively invest our creative energy into transforming two pairs of white shoes (from Call It Spring) into two quirky, colourful masterpieces!!! Perhaps it was the prior consumption of Fruit Loops that sparked these artistic endeavours, but we would prefer to accredit our ~DIY extravaganza~ to preferable fruit aesthetics. #inspiration

So, as we *snapped*, *snacked*, and organized pom poms, our lovely interns Ema and Olivia painted, glued and made-over the following…

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TOP: Collegiglioni / BOTTOM: Brienna

…into 2 fruity treats fit for a fruit salad.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in (because you 1) like Fruit Loops and 2) are bored/and feeling ~artistic~), please READ ON! Even if you’re not artistically inclined, both of these DIY’s are easy as 1, 2, 3 – and will be sure to make your feet *the most beautiful* (and also the most likely to make those surrounding you very hungry).

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

-Plain, white sneakers (We used CIS’s Brienna)
-Teardrop-shaped flat-backed gemstones (We got ours from Dollarama)
-Paintbrushes
-Acrylic paint (green, pink, black)
-Glue gun + glue stick

STEP 1

Paint the rubber sole of both sneakers green. You will need at least two coats of paint to get an opaque colour. (Tip: If you are not a very precise person, you can try and use painters tape to section off the bottom of the shoe).

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STEP 2

Paint the entire canvas part of both sneakers pink.

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Step 3

Paint the teardrop-shaped gemstones black. These will be the “seeds” of the watermelon.

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Step 4

Use your glue gun to affix the “seeds” to the front of each shoe. (Tip: It might help to arrange them before you start gluing! We used 7 “seeds” per shoe.)

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Once your shoes are dry, they’ll be ready to wear!
TA-DA! Wonderful watermelons for your feet!!!!

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What you’ll need:

-White sandals (We used CIS’s Collegiglioni)
-Mini pom poms in various hues of pink and red (We got ours from Dollarama)
-Glue gun + glue stick

Step 1

Organize your pom poms into piles – separating them by hue.
Essentially, each row of pom poms will be a different hue – and you’ll create a gradiation effect as you work from the bottom to the top.

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Step 2

Leave no negative space between your pom poms – and continue to glue the pom poms on, following this uniform pattern, until the entire surface area of your shoe is covered.

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Hot glue dries fast – so before you know it, your sandals will be completely pom pom-ed out!

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And there you have it! Two totally simple and totally cute DIYs: perfect for all your summer adventures! Wear ‘em to a picnic in the park. Wear them to the farmer’s market. Wear them to the zoo. Wear them on a boat. Wear them to whatever you please! You are free to do whatever you want because YOU MADE THESE and subsequently, YOU ARE PROBABLY THE BEST.

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