Tuesday, April 9

R2D2 Toms Tutorial

While I was perusing pinterest the other day I came upon some hand-painted R2D2 Toms.  I knew my boys would flip over them and I already had some gray plain Toms for one of them.  They were destined to become R2D2 Toms and I set out to make some myself.

I pulled out the Toms and some pictures of R2D2 to look at while painting.

I taped off the front half of the shoe and used my Tulip soft fabric paint in metallic silver to paint the toes.

Then I painted the upper half white.

I used my Tulip fabric markers to draw in the shapes.

 I used the blue marker to color in the shapes.

The blue worked really well on the white, but it didn't show quite as well over the silver, so I got out my 3-D paint pens for the rest.

After the paint dried I went back and outlined all the black one more time and called them done.

Now I just have to wait for my son to wake up and see them all done in the morning.  I can't wait!


  1. That looks really cool and Tom's shoes fit the Star Wars theme well anyway, at least they do to me. Good job, I think I'd be too nervous to try this on a new pair of shoes!

  2. Krista... how do toms fit the 'star wars theme'?

    1. Because the top is round like R2D2

  3. Thanks so much for this project -- I was working on a pair for my 9 year old and your pictures took the guesswork out of planning the design :) I shared the finished project on my little blog, along with a link back to your awesome tute! Shared with your link on FB and Craftster as well :)


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