No matter if you’re a Jedi or a Sith, these DIY STAR WARS TENNIS SHOES are one with the force!
My son is in LOVE with Star Wars these days…and I recently came across a way to personalize a simple pair of black slips ons and turn them from the Dark Side into something even Yoda would be proud of!! All it takes is a simple laser printer print of your favorite characters, mod podge photo transfer medium, and a paintbrush!! Let’s see how easy it is to make your own Star Wars tennis shoes!
What you need:
- Canvas sneakers
- Mod Podge Photo Transfer
- Paint Brush
- Laser Print of logo/characters (must be laser printer!)
Start by finding your logo/character clip art online. I google image searched Star Wars Clip Art and came across a few images I liked. I saved them to my computer and then added them to a Microsoft Word document. From there, I resized them down to about 2″ x 2″ and printed them off on white office paper. It’s IMPERATIVE that you use a laser printer for these images or it will not work. If you have a photo, it will have to be printed off on your printer or on a photocopier to make this work.
After I had my logos, I got my scissors out and cut around all the edges to get a nice clean line. Any white you leave or uneven edges WILL show on your final result, so take your time.
Next, I took my mod podge and brush. On my mat, I added a very thick layer of mod podge directly onto the top of the image. Lather it on well so that the image is barely showing through, then place the image face down onto the shoe. It’s important to note here that if you’re using words, you will have to flip the image so that the words read the right direction.
After you place your image face down, gently rub out any air bubbles and wipe off any excess mod podge from the sides.
Next…you have to wait. You must wait a FULL 24 hours for this to dry…not 12, not 18, 24. So sit back and relax and set your project aside until the next day.
Now that you’ve waited 24 hours, take a damp rag, and gently start rubbing the paper off on your image. You may think you have it all and then once it dries you still see some film, gently rub until only the image is left on the shoe!
Now enjoy! You just made your own Star Wars shoes for a fraction of the price!
I have so many fun plans for this product…personalized shoes, bags, pillows, and more!!