Turn plain white canvas shoes into Tinkerbell shoes with green dye and large pom poms. Perfect for costumes or simple dress up.
Does a little person in your life just love Tinkerbell? Do YOU just love Tinkerbell? Make them in kid or adult sizes.
These easy Tinkerbell shoes are perfect for a DIY Tinkerbell costume, or for a day of walking around your favorite Disney park.
Supplies for making Tinkerbell shoes
- white canvas shoes
- green dye (I used Rit Kelly Green)
- large white pompoms
- bucket large enough to fit the shoes
How to dye white canvas shoes
Prepare the shoes
Remove laces from the shoes. You can dye them, but they don’t pick up the color very well. Mine just turned pale green.
Combine water and dye
Add enough hot water to your container so the shoes will be completely covered.
Pour in about 1/4 cup of the green dye and stir with a paint stick (or something else that you don’t care if it gets dye on it.) You can also add 1/4 cup salt which can help the shoes absorb the color.
Push shoes down into the dye bath, along with the laces if you’re dying then. Swish around a bit for 5-10 minutes.
Remove the shoes and rinse thoroughly. The dye mixture is still good if you have something else you want to dye. Otherwise, rinse down the sink (and clean up any drips immediately.)
Drying dyed shoes
Allow the shoes to air dry. Stuffing them with paper towels and changing those out over the next few hours helps a lot.
Turning shoes into Tinkerbell shoes
When they are completely dry, attach a pom pom to each shoe top with Fabri-Tac. When the glue is dry, the shoes are ready to wear. Have fun with your new Tinkerbell shoes!
This post originally appeared on Undercover Tourist.