Two big trends right now are sugar skulls and TOMS style shoes. When you're a busy mom, there is not alot of time to go shopping around for the trendiest fashion accessories at the best price for your fabulous kidlets…I found these shoes at the Payless Shoe Source for $15.99 and they screamed “Latina!!” to me. I knew they would be perfect for Halloween Sugar Skull shoes.


But how to get the skulls onto the shoes? And where would I find the artwork?

Well, Craft Attitude was the perfect medium for tranferring an image onto these shoes AND I did a quick google search and found a FREE vector file with a cool looking sugar skull — see the supply list for the link.

I printed out the skull twice onto Craft Attitude – I used the 5×7 photo size on my computer to print the images this size.


And just for the heck of it, why not customize with a little “secret bling” on the back of the shoes? These are Preciosa and Crystyler Crystals I added with the Crystyler by Norma Rapko for Walnut Hollow. I topped off the skulls with glitter and more crystals to highlight specific areas of the design.


Check out this video on how to create these from start to finish!


I hope you enjoyed today's post!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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7 thoughts on “Sweet Sugar Skull Knock-off Toms

  1. What a unique way to use the product. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Posted on October 13, 2013 at 11:20 am
  2. I love everything about these shoes…the sugar skulls, the bling and of course the shoes themselves!

    Posted on October 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm
  3. Dang! I LOVE those Sugar Skull shoes!!!

    ~Robin Redd

    Posted on October 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    1. Awww thanks so much Robin! Super easy to make :)

      Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:15 am