Easy 4th of July Tie-Dyed Shoes DIY

What ever will you wear to the 4th of July picnic this year?  How about some DIY tie-dyed shoes that look like American flags?  Easier than you might think you can dye canvas shoes and then add some patriotic accents with the help of a bleach pen.


Easy 4th of July Tie-Dye Shoe DIY

This 4th of July give this easy DIY shoe design a spin.  They are just as easy to make as they are cute.  Grab some dye and any pair of cloth shoes and your ready for patriotic crafty action!

Before we jump into these tie-dye shoes be sure to check out this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins with 4th of July Fireworks Sharpie Shoes.

How to dye a pair of shoes for 4th of July by Jennifer Perkins


  • Canvas Shoes
  • Fabric Dye
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Bleach
  • Container for Dying
Dying cloth shoes - Jennifer Perkins

Step 1

Mix the red dye according to package instructions.  Coat the front half of the shoes only in dye.  Allow to sit overnight.

Dying shoes red, white and blue by Jennifer Perkins

Step 2

Allow the red side to dry and do the same thing to the heels of the shoe with navy blue dye.  Allow to sit in dye bath for 6-8 hours.  Rinse shoes in cold water and then wash in the washing machine.


Step 3

Using bleach and a small paint brush add stripes to the toes of the shoes and dots to the heals to reflect the United States flag.  Allow to sit until stars and stripes begin to appear and then rinse, wash and wear.

Easy dyed 4th of July Shoes by Jennifer Perkins

Not just for kids, the shoes are equally awesome for adults.  Perhaps you don’t live in the USA.  Same concept, different flag!  Can’t wait to see if you give these kicks a swirl.

***Please note this post was sponsored by I Love to Create.  I was compensated and given free supplies***

Need more ideas for 4th of July projects?  Read on…

Patriotic Puppet Theatre – What did the Abe Lincoln spoon say to the George Washington spoon?  Check out this easy DIY to find out.

Decorated Tree for 4th of July by Jennifer Perkins

4th of July Tree – I’ve decorated a Christmas tree for almost every season, including 4th of July!  There is a spiffy red, white and blue garland in the post too!

How to make a glittered bomb pop shirt by Jennifer Perkins

Bomb Pop Shirt – Paint it, glitter it, iron it on – whatever your DIY medium of choice a bomb pop is an easy and fun thing to add to an old shirt for 4th of july!


3 Responses to “Easy 4th of July Tie-Dyed Shoes DIY”

  1. Jann Olson

    These shoes are the cutest! Thanks for sharing the how to’s with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

  2. Cindy

    LOVE this idea! I might have to do this with my daughter with other designs as well. 🙂
    Thanks for posting on Wonderful Wednesday blog hop!!!


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