I’d like to be tibia honest with you. You’re about to marrowly escape a slew of skeleton puns which are bad to the bone! When it comes to Halloween accessories everyone’s all about masks and costumes, but you can’t forget about all the dead men walking. Transform those blank canvas shoes into a set of kicks that will knock ‘em dead by following our step by step guide. This Halloween accessory is easier than you think as it only takes a little time, focus and patience while waiting for paint to be bone dry!
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I made these shoes a few years back and break them out every Halloween since! They are a fun accessory that you can rock all October long!
- Black canvas shoes (I got mine at Walmart!)
- Acrylic paint – white, grey
- Paintbrushes – skinny and wide widths
- Skeleton Shoes SVG template
- Cricut Maker
First you’ll need to sketch out the bone pattern on the shoes. To do this, I cut this template using my Cricut Maker.
Lay the template onto the shoe and trace the outlines in chalk. It doesn’t need to be exact as you can always fine tune the lines once you start painting.
Use a fine tip paintbrush to paint the white bones onto the black canvas shoe.
Paint shadows onto the bottom and right sides of the bones using grey paint.
Wait for the paint to be bone dry, then use a wet paintbrush to remove the chalk from all the black areas of the shoes.
Friends will be out of their skull excited to see you pair these DIY skeleton shoes with skeleton leggings and rock the Halloween parade, Trunk or Treat or to pass out treats on the 31st.