Rainbow Feet

What better way to walk then with rainbows on your feet? This is a project I have wanted to do for ages and ages and I am so pleased with the final look of them!! But now - NO SHOES ARE SAFE from iron-on vinyl.

I wonder how long it will be till every pair of my trainers has been attacked with some kind of Happy Fabric Heat Transfer Vinyl?

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This is quite a tricky project so you may need to make sure you are super prepared before starting out. Make sure you have everything you need to hand and then you should be fine.

What you will need…

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Step 1

Pre-heat your iron to 150 degrees.

Step 2

With the corner of your card, begin to draw your rainbow shape to fit into the space on the side of your trainer. When you are happy with the shape, draw in the lines to represent the different colours of vinyl.

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Step 3

Once you are happy with the proportions of the different stripes you can cut them out and use them as a stencil for cutting out your vinyl’s.

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Step 4

Trace around the template on the back of the vinyl colour, and make sure you draw it out twice, one to be flipped over. This is for the other shoe. The cut them out ready for placing onto the shoe.

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Step 5

Stuff your trainer with a tea towel so the surface area that you are about to vinyl is a good solid surface to apply the vinyl’s too. Give the area a pre-press with the iron.

Step 6

Layout your vinyl’s on the trainer just to check you are happy with the placement of them all before starting to press them into place.

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Step 7

Once you are happy with the placement, take the smallest part of the rainbow and carefully cover with the greaseproof paper. This is the tricky bit. You may need to hold the grease proof paper with your thumb from the hand which goes inside the trainer. Use your fingers inside the trainer with layers of the tea towel between to help protect against the heat. Push against the pressure of the iron to help fuse the HTV into place.

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Step 8

Continue this step with all your different colours of the rainbow.

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Step 9

Remove the tea towel and slip the rainbow’ed beauties onto your feet. They are like your very own ruby slippers except they are rainbow adored trainers. Hehehe!

Instead of walkin’ on sunshine, you will be walkin’ on a rainbow.

Try with HappyGlitter or any of our other iron-on vinyl's. Check out our Instagram story highlights to see the whole project unfold.

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