24 Crazy Cool Ways to Customize Your Own Sneakers this Weekend

If your budget won’t stretch to designer footwear don’t worry because we’ve got a whole stack of ways to customize your own sneakers!

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These sneaker makeovers are genius - and cheaper than buying a new pair!

24 Ways to Customize Your Own Sneakers

If you’re on the hunt for clever ways to customize your sneakers you are going to be blown away by all the fabulous ideas and video tutorials we have for you here! These projects are perfect for back to school!

24. DIY Fabric Accent Sneakers

DIY Fabric Accent Sneakers
Found it here >> A Little Craft in Your Day
Well we had no idea you could decoupage sneakers!

23. DIY Floral Sneakers

DIY Floral Sneakers
Found it here >> I Love to Create
We love the combination of stripes and flowers in this customizable sneaker project!

22. Forget the Hoop! Embroider White Canvas Sneakers for Spring

Forget the Hoop! Embroider White Canvas Sneakers for Spring
Found it here >> Brit + Co
If you are handy with embroidery thread this is the sneaker makeover for you!

21. Dip Dyed Sneakers

Dip Dyed Sneakers
Found it here >> Design for Mankind
We love the pastel effect of these dip dyed sneakers!

20. DIY Sneakers for Spring

DIY Sneakers for Spring
Found it here >> A Beautiful Mess
Here’s some great inspiration for customizing your plain white sneakers with fabric paint and markers. And they’re still washable too!

19. Easy as D-I-Y: Polka Dot Sneakers

Easy as D-I-Y: Polka Dot Sneakers
Found it here >> Dream Green DIY
When your budget won’t stretch to a pair of Kate Spade Keds don’t be sad… just make your own!

18. DIY Shoe Upgrade

DIY Shoe Upgrade
Found it here >> Small Fry Blog
Kids outgrow their shoes so quickly it seems silly to buy them expensive shoes. We love how a simple paint effect can turn some inexpensive sneakers into something super cute!

17. DIY Cat Shoes

DIY Cat Shoes
Found it here >> Persia Lou
How cute are these? Totally perfect if you’re a cat lover! Click through to see how to add heat transfer vinyl to your sneakers.

16. Decorating Shoes with Fabric Pens

Decorating Shoes with Fabric Pens
Found it here >> Mum in the Madhouse
Loving these fluorescent sneakers! And it’s the perfect way to spend some quality time with your kids!

15. DIY Floral Vans Restyle

DIY Floral Vans Restyle
Found it here >> Always Rooney
We are totally head over heels in love with these floral sneakers!

14. How to Make Glitter Shoes

How to Make Glitter Shoes
Found it here >> The Crafted Life
If you LOVE glitter then this is the customized sneakers tutorial for you!

13. DIY Sharpie Tie Dye Shoes – Video Tutorial


Click play to find out how to make your own tie die rainbow sneakers with Sharpie pens.

12. How to Fringe Up Your Sneaks in Under 5 Minutes

How to Fringe Up Your Sneaks in Under 5 Minutes
Found it here >> Brit + Co
How about making your sneakers stand out by adding some fabulous ombre fringe?

11. DIY Painted Ice Cream Sprinkles Shoes

DIY Painted Ice Cream Sprinkles Shoes
Found it here >> Dream Green DIY
Let the work know how much you love ice cream sprinkles by making yourself a pair of sprinkle themed sneakers!

10. DIY Galaxy Shoes – Video Tutorial


If you want to know how to make your own galaxy sneakers without an airbrush hit play on the video!

9. DIY Jeweled Sneakers

DIY Jeweled Sneakers
Found it here >> Novel Style
Love the way she turned a couple of old broken bracelets into jeweled sneakers!

8. Retro Canvas Shoe Makeover

Retro Canvas Shoe Makeover
Found it here >> The Thinking Closet
Don’t forget to add a touch of decoration to the inside of your sneakers too!

7. DIY Jeweled Slip Ons

DIY Jeweled Slip Ons
Found it here >> Trinkets in Bloom
Who says heels should have all the fun? Why not decorate your vans with some huge gemstones to make them turn heads in a crowd?

6. Transform Your Keds with These 6 Unbelievably Easy DIYs

Transform Your Keds with These 6 Unbelievably Easy DIYs
Found it here >> Modcloth Blog
So many cute ways to transform your keds here, we think the daisies are our favourites!

5. DIY Diamond Sneakers Tutorial

DIY Diamond Sneakers Tutorial
Found it here >> Conill Panxut
Follow this tutorial to make your own pair of diamond sneakers, or any other pattern that your heart desires!

4. Hand Painted Converse

Hand Painted Converse
Found it here >> Poshmark
You don’t have to decorate the outside of your sneakers, if you want something a little more subtle try painting the tongue with fabric paint.

3. Customized Sneakers with Sharpie Markers

Customized Sneakers with Sharpie Markers
Found it here >> Pinterest
If you are a Sharpie fan then grab a pair of cheap white sneakers and go to town showing off your creative skills!

2. DIY Patch Patterned Sneakers

DIY Patch Patterned Sneakers
Found it here >> Aww Sam
How cute are these sneakers? Totally easy to make your own pair with some applique patches and a pair of funky laces!

1. DIY Stenciled Sneakers

DIY Stenciled Sneakers
Found it here >> Trinkets in Bloom
Use a super cute stencil, Mod Podge and glitter and you can create a totally unique pair of slip on sneakers.


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