Do you remember the last time you Sharpie-d or embellished a pair of sneakers? For us, it had been far too long so when we saw Miu Miu‘s latest glittery sneakers for fall, we were anxious to bling out our own pair using a pair of classic Vans as our canvas. But honestly, what fun is it unless you can DIY a pair too? Leave a comment and we’ll select a reader, at random, to choose their own pair of DIYable Vans. More details after the jump!
Start by taping the edges of the shoes, covering the rubber soles. Cover both toes with tape as this is where the rhinestones will be glued on later. (Click images to enlarge)
Add one part course glitter to two parts Mod Podge into a small plastic cup or tray.
Stir the mixture thoroughly with a paintbrush. The consistency should be rather thick but not pasty. Apply a layer of the glitter mixture to the shoe. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes and add a second and third layer until hardly any white space is showing. Use an exacto knife or the edge of your fingernail to scrape off any glitter that might have dried onto the grommets or soles.
Remove the tape. Using adhesive, glue the rhinestones on the toe in any pattern.
Sport your new Miu Miu inspired glittery sneakers with or without laces!
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to DIY your own pair of Canvas Authentic or Slip-On Vans! (Sorry, limited to US & Canada residents only. Winner will be announced and contacted by email on Friday, September 9th. Good luck! xx) **Contest is now closed. Vans was kind enough to giveaway two pairs of Vans, so congrats to Rebekkah & Camille!
(top image by Bruce Weber via Tumblr, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)