Got cool kicks? Most of us love our sneakers and have a favorite pair. But if you are a crafter or DIY-er, now it is easier than ever to get that special, customized look you’ve always wanted – without the high price tag.
We’ve found you 40 fun DIY decorative sneaker projects to try. There is something here for everyone. Whether you are a brand-new beginner or a more experienced DIY-er. Making decorative sneakers is also a great DIY project to do with your tween or teenager, as they will be thrilled to see how great their kicks now look.
Brides today also like to customize their sneakers, wearing them at the wedding reception. Especially for a beach or BBQ style wedding reception, these are a perfect choice. You can make very pretty and feminine sneakers that will easily compliment your wedding dress, while letting your feet stay totally comfy.
If you have more advanced DIY or crafting skills, then consider putting them to good use on your kicks. Take a look at the project where someone embroidered their sneakers! Or the delicate hand-painting, to show the child’s storybook The Little Prince. This is a fantastic way to share your passions and what you love, often you simply won’t find sneakers like this in a store to buy for any price.
Our best tip? Always remember to start by choosing a pair of shoes that is comfortable, so you’ll want to wear them all the time. That way you will share your beautiful decorative sneaks with everyone! Happy DIY-ing!
How To Make Glitter Shoes
Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz is not the only one with sparkly shoes. Make your own kicks that have lots of glitter!
Galaxy Shoes Handpainted sneakers
DIY Fabric Accent Sneakers
Want kicks with a pop of color? Try adding a fabric accent!
Doodle Your Style
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DIY Miu Miu Sneakers
Love the designer Miu Miu’s sparkly sneakers? Make your own DIY style!
Vans with London Underground Map
Holly Day Painted Leaf and Berries Slip On Canvas
Christmas is coming. Here is a festive design for your sneakers.
Funny Cat Shoes Summer Fun
Love cats? Why not decorate your kicks with adorable felines?
Painted Flash Shoes
Love comic books? Take a look at these Flash kicks!
Oodles of Doodles
DIY Tribal Shoes
Here is a stunning way you can decorate your sneakers. A pattern can make your shoes look very stylish.
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DIY Sparkle Sneakers
Want sneakers with just a bit of sparkle? Try this DIY tutorial.
Disney Shoes Sneakers Crystal Rhinestones Mickey Mouse
Love all things Disney? Check out these Mickey Mouse style sneaks!
Marimekko Inspired Sneakers
Love the bright, vivid styles of Marimekko? DIY your own sneaks in that inspiration!
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DIY Flamingo Shoes
Aren’t these fun and adorable? Perfect for summer or thinking about warm weather months.
Custom Wedding Shoes
These shoes commemorate your wedding date. Perfect for a beach wedding or casual outdoor wedding too!
Rhinestone Sneakers Tutorial
Wow! These sneaks have tons of sparkle! This is also a pair your teen or tween will want to make.
The Grateful Dead Hand Painted Sneakers
If you are a Dead fan then you’ll certainly admire these sneakers. Why not add some dancing bears to your favorite kicks?
Super Easy Rainbow Shoes
Admire those rainbow sneaks you see others wearing? Save money and DIY your own pair!
Zentangle is a popular way to doodle now. This is a fun method of designing your sneakers, just add color to the doodles too!
Custom Solar Flare Galaxy Nike Air
Here is a fun way to paint your sneakers – like a solar flare! Its a real attraction getter.
Love Toms Shoes? Make yours look even more unique with a little spraypainting DIY.
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Tie Dye Converse Hi Top Sneakers
Tie Dye is a classic way to bring bright colors to your clothes. Why not try it on your sneakers?
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Floral Vans Restyle DIY
Aren’t these lovely? They were done with iron-on transfers, so simple.
Indigo Dyed Ombre Shoelaces
Crystallaisations Vans Off the Wall Checker
These kicks are super snazzy! With crystals they have tons of sparkly shine!
American Flag Sneakers
Show your U.S.A. patriotism with these cool sneakers! Perfect for 4th of July or other holiday events too.
Embroidered Converse All Star Sneakers
Handy with a needle and thread? Why not embroider your sneakers for a stunning look?
Custom Keith Haring Inspired Canvas Sneakers Tutorial
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Womens Converse Swarovski Crystals Personalized
DIY Ombre Sneakers
Ombre is one of the fun color trends today. Make your sneakers ready for the season, use a favorite color!
Rhinestone Converse All Star High Tops with Ribbon Laces
Wear these and you’ll get lots of compliments. Adding rhinestones to your favorite pair of sneakers is a great way to DIY them up.
DIY Saddle Shoes
Christmas Lights Inspired Sneakers
Aren’t Christmas lights pretty? Enjoy them year round on your DIY sneaks!
Polka Dot Sneakers
Dots are fun, modern, trendy and a bit sweet too. This is a simple way to dress up any pair of sneaks that you have.
Unique sneakers “The Little Prince”
The Little Prince is a charming tale. Wear sneakers that will remind you of this everyday.
DIY wedding Personalized Glitter Trainers
This is for for His n’ Hers sneakers for a wedding. Make personalized glitter trainers!