Don’t you just love TOMS shoes?

TOMS shoes

I recently purchased a pair for Marisol and took to them with some Elmer’s Painters Markers.  You might remember I used these markers on the Invisible Nasties Felt Creations I made for the kids.

To say that she loves her new shoes is an understatement.

TOMS personalized shoes
She wears this outfit all the time, it’s by far her favorite, so to have a cool new pair of shoes to match, she was over the moon. 

To decorate them I simply sketched a rough draft of what I wanted to paint on the shoes, then I painted one section of the shoes plain black.  I know that sounds strange seeing as the shoes are black, but it gave the shoes a two-toned look.  Then I painted the image of the butterfly onto one shoe, and a motion swirl onto the other shoe so it appeared that the butterfly was flying across the shoes.  Then I added a little bling to the butterfly wings and put them out in the sun to dry.

painting shoes

TOMS personalized shoes

Today I had to go back to the same store and purchase my teen a pair of exactly the same shoes.  He thinks their cool.  I’ve put them aside for Easter.  Shhhh.   Thankfully he doesn’t read my blog.

Did you know that TOMS give a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased? 

Also on April 5 is TOMS One Day Without Shoes campaign.  Go barefoot for the day and support children in need.


Disclosure:  I was compensated for this TOMS and Elmer’s Painters Markers project for Collective Bias

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kristin April 1, 2011 - 8:38 pm

I LOVE Tom’s!!

Shelby Barone April 1, 2011 - 11:45 pm

They are so adorable!! You are just so talented and your little girls looks so happy!! 🙂


Tonya Staab April 2, 2011 - 11:09 am

Thanks Shelby, she absolutely loves them.

Tonya Staab April 2, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Thanks Cheryl :).

So happy to hear that you'll go shoe free.  Yay. 

Cheryl April 2, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Goddess of Creativity and Kindness….that’s you!
(looking forward to going shoe-free now on the 5th!)

Monica April 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm

How cool are those, and what a sweet little girl! Thanks for sharing! Also, I didn’t know about One Day Without Shoes… I am planning to participate now!

Tonya Staab April 3, 2011 - 8:44 pm

So happy to hear you are going to participate Monica.  I miss your smiling face 🙂

Tonya Staab May 12, 2011 - 12:15 pm

They seem to be all the rage with teenagers here too, my son asked for a pair for Easter (which he got) and his best friend (a girl) wanted some for her birthday too.

ciara May 12, 2011 - 10:48 am

my 14 yo daughter loves Toms. I just finally bought her a pair. it’s like all the rage here. i’m probably going to get her another pair before school starts.

Heelys July 30, 2011 - 8:33 am

Personalized different items, is one way of expressing your creativity. I know you enjoy making it just for your kid, but i think this will be more memorable if your also let your child explore on her own. I know you will be proud for her.

plumbing August 21, 2011 - 5:43 am

I much prefer personalized items rather than branded ones.
It expresses creativity of a person in an inexpensive but priceless way.

Party Bags August 31, 2011 - 1:31 am

Like TOMS’ shoes, which donates a pair of shoes for every pair purchased to children in developing countries, for every pair of TOMS sunglasses sold, the company will help provide medical treatment to someone with sight issues.

Playmobil September 18, 2011 - 3:32 am

Tom’s shoes is very in demand nowadays. It is very comfortable to wear that is why lots of people likes it.

Ecommerce October 2, 2011 - 5:16 am

Beautiful shoes. I’m looking forward of seeing more pictures.

childrens clothing October 10, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Parents are often faced with decisions for their baby or toddler. Buying the right shoes ensures the proper development of your child’s feet. All babies and toddlers progress at their own personal rate of speed.


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