DIY: How to Make Pineapple-Printed Shoes

DIY: How to Make Pineapple-Printed Shoes

We love a good pineapple print! This trend is fresh, fun and totally perfect for the summertime. Pineapple-printed shoes are everywhere right now…and we know a super simple way that you can make your own!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Solid-colored canvas sneakers (slip-on sneakers from Keds work great!)
  • Yellow paint for the pineapples
  • A small sponge to use as a shape for the pineapples
  • Green and brown fine-tipped permanent markers to create detail

To get started, cut your sponge into a small oval shape, roughly the size of a penny. This will create a shape for your pineapples.

Next, lightly dip the sponge in the yellow paint. (Be sure not to get too much paint on your sponge here!) Press the sponge on the canvas to create pineapples, adding more paint when necessary. How far apart and where you place them is totally up to you!

Now here’s where it gets really fun! Once your pineapples have dried, use the markers to add some detail. Use the green marker to draw on leaves and the brown marker to give your pineapple some texture. A few lines on each should do the trick. Don’t worry about making things perfect…after all, no two pineapples are completely alike!

That’s all there is to it (seriously). This is one of the cutest, easiest DIY projects around. Check out our video below for a step-by-step tutorial. And don’t forget to visit for canvas shoes and more!