Make sure to read the directions on the dye, and have any supplies for that. In this case I just needed water and salt.
I read several tutorials for how to do this. One them suggested putting Vaseline on the soles of the shoe to keep that part from being dyed. I decided that was the best option because I wasnt sure the rubbery sole would really absorb the dye.
From here, its actually quite simple, just dip them in!
At this point I used a scrap of old fabric and dipped it in the dye, I continued to layer it onto the shoes to blend the dip line and create the gradual ombre effect. There really is no magic method, just keep dipping and spreading until you get an effect you like.
I left the shoes to dry overnight. You can expect that the color will tone down quite a bit as the fabric dries.
This is the end result!! I love them!!
These shoes are super comfortable and I love the bright color and ombre effect! Super easy, inexpensive summer shoe!
YAY! Pinterest Project WIN!