DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors

INSIDE : Learn how to create the coolest Gold Splatter, DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors.  Every time I have worn them out and about, I feel like I’m ready to take on the world!

Green Tassel Gold Splatter Chuck Taylors

Thank you to Famous Footwear for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

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Breaking the habit of wearing sweat pants :

As a working stay at home mother, some days getting lunches packed, teeth brushed and everyone out the door on time seems like an accomplishment in and of it’s self.    But once everyone is gone off to school, I’m often left working at home… in sweats.  I have noticed that although comfortable, on sweats days things move a little slower and I’m less motivated to even leave the house.

One thing that has really helped change my attitude and encouraged me take that next step forward as a mother and even as a woman, has been embracing simple everyday items like a bold lipstick and a pair of fun shoes!  It’s amazing what a difference feeling put together can do to your confidence.

Your shoes can often be that jumping off point, that will inspire your outfit and give you that added boldness to take on the day!  Famous Footwear is encouraging everyone to #stepforward.  They know that the right pair of shoes can give you the extra confidence you need to be the best version of yourself.

Below, I am sharing how to create the coolest DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors and every time I have worn them out, I feel like I’m ready to take on the world!

Green Tassel Chuck Taylor Converse Shoes

What supplies are needed to paint Converse tennis shoes and add tassels?

White Converse Chuck Taylors 
Green Leather
White Leather
Textile Medium  
Washi Tape / Painter’s Tape
Gold Acrylic Paint
E6000 Shoe Glue

Chuck Taylor Tassel Shoes supplies

How do I paint Chuck Taylors?

I started by taping off the bottom portion of my shoes, as I didn’t want any paint on the soles of my shoes.  Then, I mixed textile medium in with my gold paint and began to splatter away!

While the paint was drying, I got to work on making some simple green leather tassels.

How do I make leather tassels to add to shoes?

I wanted nice long dramatic tassels, so I cut a piece of green leather 4″ x 12″.  I added a piece of washi tape at the top, to keep my cutting consistent.  Next, using sewing scissors, I cut thin tassel strands.  Once all the thin strands were cut, I cut four pieces to create the actual tassels.

Chuck Taylor Tassel Shoes steps
I cut a narrow piece of white leather (cording could be used as well) that would hold both of the tassels together and would wrap around the shoe lace.  Using a dab of E6000 glue, I secured the white leather and started rolling.  I added a few additional dabs of glue as I went and then secured the tassels with bands while they dried.

Chuck Taylor Tassel Shoes steps 2
Once the tassels were dry, it was as simple as wrapping them around my top shoe lace!

DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylor Tennis Shoes, Delineate Your Dwelling

DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylor Tennis Shoes, Delineate Your Dwelling

DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors

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DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors

Yield: 1 Pair of Shoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to create the coolest Gold Splatter, DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors. Every time I have worn them out and about, I feel like I’m ready to take on the world!

Instructions

  1. Tape off the bottom portion of your shoes to keep any paint off the bottom portion of the soles.
  2. Then, mix textile medium in with your gold paint and set shoes on a large piece of cardboard. Using your paint brush, began to splatter the paint onto your shoes.
  3. While the paint dries, begin working on the green leather tassels.
  4. Cut a piece of green leather 4″ x 12″. Add a piece of washi tape at the top, to keep your cutting consistent and straight.
  5. Using sewing scissors, begin to cut thin tassel strands. Once all the thin strands are cut, cut four pieces to create the actual tassels.
  6. Next, cut a narrow piece of white leather (cording could be used as well) that will hold both of the tassels together and will wrap around the shoe lace.
  7. Using a dab of E6000 glue, secure the white leather and started rolling. Keep adding a few additional dabs of glue as you go and then secured the tassels with rubber-bands while they dry.
  8. Once the tassels are completely dry, wrap them around your top shoe lace and you are done!
Chuck Taylor Tennis Shoes

For all the places I go as a working stay at home mother, my new Chuck Taylor shoes help take me there… one step forward at at time!

DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylor Tennis Shoes, Delineate Your Dwelling

Famous Footwear is cheering us on in our journeys, celebrating each accomplishment along the way. To lift you up as you blaze trails and strive for more. Because when you’re inspired to be your best, they know your potential is limitless.

If you would like to see more ideas from my painted clothing series, check these out!

11 thoughts on “DIY Green Tassel Chuck Taylors

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! My little guy and I had such fun traveling all over town getting the images for that gif. 😉

    1. Thank you!! I really loved working on project… I think I’m going to add tassels to all my shoes now. 😉

  1. YESSS! I grew up in a shoes-off house but as an adult I’ve found that I need to get dressed down to shoes to keep myself in “work mode” when I’m working from home. This DIY is SOOOOO cute! And your gif, I watched it three times, it’s adorable! xoxo

    1. It’s amazing how something so small like that can really set the tone for the day! And thanks, my little guy and I had such fun walking all over town for that gif! 😉

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