How To Paint GALAXY SHOES | EASY DIY step by step


How To Paint Galaxy Shoes

Here is how to make your very own galaxy shoes.

Galaxy shoes have become extremely popular over the years. People love to paint their vans, converse and white shoes to look like a beautiful galaxy.

And if you are really looking to express yourself through some DIY fashion, we highly recommend trying your hand at these hand-painted galaxy shoes.

You can add your own flair and style and feel so good about creating your own galaxy shoe design! It is really quite easy.

You can paint your own galaxy shoes that are out of this world with this easy step by step tutorial with bonus video at the end. In the galaxy shoe tutorial below, you will learn how to use watercolor paints to paint shoes and create a gorgeous galaxy effect.

These DIY galaxy shoes are absolutely stunning and are easy to recreate no matter what your artistic skill level is. Let us show you how you can make your own pair of custom galaxy painted shoes below.

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

DIY Galaxy Shoes Painting Tip

Starting with black, you can venture into shades of blues and violets as well as magentas, greens, and oranges. And you can use as little or as much color as you would like to. These are your own custom shoes that look just like a gorgeous galaxy! Layering the colors is the best way to make a realistic galaxy on your shoes.


All of the supplies are in our Amazon shop. 


galaxy shoes diy tutorial

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

How to paint galaxy shoes

Step 1: Remove the shoelaces from your shoes and set them aside.

Step 2: Fill shoes with paper towels. This will soak up any excess water or paint. This will also provide you with a more solid surface to work on.

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

Step 3: Dilute the masking fluid with a few drops of water. You don't want to water the masking fluid down too much, just enough so it becomes a paintable consistency. You can watch our video tutorial below to get an idea of how much to dilute it by.

Step 4: Paint the rubber sides of the sole of your shoes as well as the eyes where your laces will string through with the Peel-tek masking fluid. You don't want to get paint on these parts, and the masking fluid will protect them from that. Be sure not to get any on the fabric part of the shoes though. If you do get masking fluid on your shoe fabric, carefully take it off with a wet paper towel as soon as you can.

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

Step 5: Let the masking fluid dry for about 15 minutes. It will turn darker in color as it dries.

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

Step 6: Saturate your shoe fabric with water. Using a heavy brush, paint water on to your fabric. You can be quite generous here. This water will carry and blend your galaxy colors together and will dry afterward, so no need to be shy with the water.

Step 7: Dip your brush into your watercolor paint to pick up some color. Choose an area of your shoe and start painting! You will notice as soon as you touch your paint to the damp shoe fabric, the water will carry your color beautifully across the show fabric. This is the beautiful effect that watercolor paint gives you and why it is a great medium for creating a galaxy effect on shoes.

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

Step 8: Continue painting galaxy colors on to your shoe until it is covered.

Step 9: While the galaxy shoes are still wet, dip your clean, wet paintbrush into the white watercolor paint and create some soft, white dots for the stars. Allow the water to carry the paint creating a halo effect. This will allow the stars of your galaxy to appear as if they are glowing.

Step 10: Dip your toothbrush in the white paint and gently pull your fingers back to allow it to spray gently onto your shoes. This will create the illusion of distant galaxies and stars.

Step 11: Once your galaxy shoes are completely dry, use white and gold paint to dot more accents onto the starry sky. 

Step 12: Let dry and then remove the Peel-Tek masking fluid. Find an area and start by grabbing and gently peeling away. If there are any bits of masking fluid left on your shoe, you can use a wooden skewer to easily remove. 

Repeat all of the above steps now on your second galaxy shoe.

galaxy shoes diy tutorial

We hope you found this DIY galaxy painted shoe tutorial easy and inspiring!  

We would also like to thank Peel-Tek for sponsoring this DIY galaxy shoe post. 

Happy creating!



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3 Responses

Jan Harris
Jan Harris

August 14, 2023

Hi, really love these galaxy shoes. My grandaughters will be eager to try this. My question is- what can I put on the canvas

shoes to seal the paint and make them waterproof, and to stop them marking socks, please?

Regards, Jan [scrufftyuk@yahoo.co.uk]
DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

September 04, 2020

Thanks for your question. We used watercolor paints. Here’s a great brand on Amazon – https://amzn.to/3brkQTj


September 04, 2020

What paints do you use?

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