Plasti Dip Soles for Crochet Slippers

Crochet Slipper Sole Stencil - Pops de Milk
Slipper Soles Plasti Dip Stencil - Pops de Milk
Bear paw slipper soles stencil

For a while I had been wanting to experiment on slipper soles with the non-slip rubber coating called Plasti Dip – I was inspired by a post on All About Ami where Stephanie covered the soles on a pair of toddler booties (so cute!). Years later during a trip to my local hardware store I came across a container of Plasti Dip. It wasn’t the spray kind but that didn’t stop me from grabbing one in black. Didn’t know what I would do with it but figured black would be a versatile colour. My chance to play with the rubber goop finally came when I made a pair of slippers for Jason (check out the post here). Originally I was going to make felted soles to make the slippers more durable but seeing as I had black Plasti Dip already on hand I made Plasti Dip Soles for crochet slippers

I scoured the internet for instructions on how to use the stuff but couldn’t find what I specifically wanted to know – could I simply brush the liquid directly over crochet fabric? In the end I decided to just go for it and hope for the best. I cut out a template to look like bear paws and with a cheap paint brush I started to apply even coats over the soles. I let each layer dry 30 minutes before adding another layer – in total I put on 3 coats. It was a very messy and super smelly experience with a few blemishes but overall I’m so delighted with the outcome! I want to use Plasti Dip again, just need some ideas.

Some tips:

  1. Work in a well-ventilated area because this stuff STINKS.
  2. Wear rubber gloves and cover your work surface.
  3. The rubber dries very quickly so work fast but carefully.
  4. If you’re using a stencil make sure it doesn’t move around, which I should have done (sigh).
1. Position stencil
2. Apply coat of Plasti Dip
3. Let dry and repeat!

Have you used Plasti Dip for crochet slippers before and if you have what did you use it for? Leave a comment below, I’d love to know!

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