DIY Back to School Shoes
Back to school is right around the corner for us and we’re savoring the last few days of summer. In preparation for school, I wanted to share some easy back to school craft ideas. Have you noticed the Composition book pattern trend? I’m seeing it printed on binders, folders, backpacks and even pens. I have always been a fan of composition notebooks, in fact I use them to write down blog ideas every week. With this popular pattern in mind, I created these DIY Composition Book Shoes made with heat transfer vinyl.
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How to Make Composition Book Shoes
- Black Canvas Shoes <– great price, quality and comes in multiple colors
- White Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Mini Craft Iron
- Silhouette Cameo
You can find all the supplies needed to make this project on my Amazon Favorites list
More back to school craft ideas
Quick video tutorial on how to make Composition Notebook Canvas Shoes
- Use composition notebook design (65430) from the Silhouette design store and ungroup the file. Remove extra design elements and resize notebook. My notebooks were around 5 inches wide and I used three to cover a pair of shoes. Place heat transfer vinyl shiny side down; cut using smooth heat transfer cut settings.
- Remove excess vinyl and trim pattern into smaller pieces. Align the pattern on the shoe and gently press the mini craft iron on top of the plastic protector. Note: use caution when handling the craft iron..it gets very hot! I recommend covering your hand holding the shoe with a towel or protectant to avoid getting burned.
- Remove plastic sheet and continue working in small sections, filling in gaps with smaller pattern pieces.
I couldn’t decide if I liked the grey or pink background so I’m adding pictures using both. Note: I also think it would be fun to add lines on the white part of the shoes. You could do this with a sharpie or permanent vinyl. I think these are fun for kids, teenagers, and even college students! My daughter loves them so much she asked if I would make her a pair for back to school. Stay tuned, I have some fun school ideas to share with you over the next few weeks.