DIY Miu Miu Sneakers

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!

You’ll need:

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)

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746 Comments

  1. Katie wrote:

    These are so fantastic!! xo

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  2. Aleksandra wrote:

    they turned out pretty cool

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  3. Camaryn wrote:

    holy crap! im inlove with these! they turned out super awesome!

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  4. sharon lei wrote:

    Dare I say that your version is waaaaay HOTTER than the Miu Miu pair? They turned out ultra fab and SUPER RAD. I’d love to make one of my very own. Crossing my fingers and toes! Yipeeeeeeee.

    xx Love & Aloha
    Sharon
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  5. Peppi wrote:

    o my god! They look so awesome and ten times better than the original!

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  6. emerja wrote:

    perfect! i’ll try it:)

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  7. Fabiana wrote:

    Come on! This is not fair. Those Miu Miu sneakers make my eyes shine and you have the solution to my lust.
    this is going to be my next try, because I’m not so good on DIY.
    but you guys rock!

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  8. Chloe wrote:

    OMG !! LUVLY !! im thinking maybe silver with blue with gems !! x

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  9. MAri wrote:

    Super cute!

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  10. Serena wrote:

    Holy Crappers!! AMAZINGGG!!!

    Love from Seoul,
    Serena

    http://nostalgicsenses.blogspot.com

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  11. Laly wrote:

    This is amazing! You are too creative!

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  12. Deborah wrote:

    Wow! how awesome is this!
    these are really cute! you’re so creative!

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  13. Kyle Ann wrote:

    omigod so cool!!

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  14. Amanda wrote:

    Love these!

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  15. Ashley wrote:

    I am LOVING the Miu Miu-inspired glitter trend! Another great DIY – thanks!

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  16. Christy wrote:

    These are just too adorable! The hardest part will be picking out which shade of glitter to use!

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  17. evija wrote:

    Looks pretty cool!

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  18. JK wrote:

    WOW!That ‘s amazing!!!!!I want them!!!
    xx

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  19. Edyta wrote:

    omg so cool

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  20. Jewell wrote:

    Omg I love it! Can’t wait to Try it with different colors of glitter!

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  21. Jen wrote:

    Ahhhh!!! Better than the original 😀

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  22. Camille wrote:

    Amazing! I would love to make/wear these!

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  23. Very creative! I definitely would like to try this so count me in the giveaway

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  24. Taylor wrote:

    I fell in love with the original miu mius the moment I saw them. Yours are incredible!

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  25. Liz wrote:

    So creative!! Love this.

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  26. Camille wrote:

    Ha! wonderful!

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  27. Noemi wrote:

    This is cool! Fantastic DIY! 🙂

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  28. jessica wrote:

    miu miu’s gold sparkle trend has me lusting over all of their pieces!! i am always wearing sneakers that are torn up and discolored. i am in desperate need of doing this diy this wkend.

    xo
    http://thenovelboudoir.blogspot.com

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  29. Lisa v. wrote:

    I’m totally trying this out with old shoes!

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  30. Such a good idea, I’m really into glitters at the moment anyway!
    I already have hundreds of ideas about how I would DIY my own VANS, so count me in on the giveaway!
    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
    XO
    Lovely By Lucy

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  31. Love your DIY more than the original, actually. Would love to win the shoes to do my first DIY project ever.

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  32. summer wrote:

    Ha ha ha those are so ridiculous I can’t help but love them XD

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  33. R. wrote:

    oh my, they are gorgeous!

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  34. Lydia wrote:

    Wow! That’s so cool!

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  35. PvdH wrote:

    This is so amazing. I think I will actually try this one out! Black glitter!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. elena wrote:

    wow, i love your diys and this could be my chance to try this one on real vans 😀
    count me in!:)
    greets from germany

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  37. FUCKING HELL! I am soooo making these!

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  38. zoë wrote:

    I wanna glitter up some sneaks so bad now!

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  39. geisslein wrote:

    What a FANTASTIC idea ! I really really LOVE your blog! So much inspiration for me…great!
    🙂 greetings from sunny germany, geisslein

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  40. Dana wrote:

    These are so much cooler than my last pair of DIY Chucks.

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  41. Paula wrote:

    OOH! they are really cute! I wanna try to do it because i think they are very original and i love Vans 🙂
    I’m from Spain, could I participe in the giveaway too?
    xxx

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  42. Ks. wrote:

    Awesome! I will try it 😀

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  43. Kimberley wrote:

    Definitely want to make some of these if I can’t win some myself!

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  44. Vinaya wrote:

    I love anything glittery, sparkly, covered in rhinestones, etc. I also love crafts & this has all those things combined!

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  45. Katherine wrote:

    This is beyond cool! Love this DIY so much!
    -Katherine
    http://fashionablyawkwardr.blogspot.com/

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  46. Alexandra wrote:

    Awesome! I am practically obsessed with anything gold 🙂

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  47. Mallory wrote:

    LOVE glitter, LOVE Vans, LOVE rhinestones…I will absolutely try this! SO cute!

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  48. Amy wrote:

    LOVE all your DYI, especially this one!!! Thanks for always being so inspiring!
    Amy

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  49. Margareta wrote:

    those miu miu sneakers are absolutely fabulous! but yours are even better! i wouldn’t mind having a pair 😉

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  50. Mel wrote:

    These look great – much better than the original!

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  51. Jenny wrote:

    oh em gee. these are SO fun!

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  52. Matea wrote:

    Amazing! I absolutely love all of you DIYs, can’t wait to try out this one!

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  53. I love how you’ve been! wonderful! I make one like me! jejeejeej ….. I let my DIY this week inspired by the Gucci collection this winter. I hope you like!
    http://www.desdetenerifeconamor.com/2011/09/diy-gucci-flowers.html

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  54. Katie wrote:

    I sharpied part of an ee cummings poem (“as small as the world, and as large as alone”) on an old pair of Converse a few weeks ago. I love them.
    xx

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  55. Rachael wrote:

    These are stunning! And much better than the original (more defined) Modge Podge works wonders!

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  56. Those are INCREDIBLE. I definitely have to do this diy.

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  57. Stylelinx wrote:

    How wonderfully outrageous!

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  58. Marii wrote:

    glitterlove, hmm <3

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  59. Maribel wrote:

    These look fun!

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  60. Meve wrote:

    Always love a great DIY, This one is amazing!
    LOOOVE it 🙂

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  61. Hayley wrote:

    This is exactly what I’ve been thinking about doing with a pair of old keds. I would love to get to keep them though and do it to a new pair of vans instead though 🙂

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  62. allison wrote:

    AWESOME!!! love Vans and need some new ones badly

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  63. Danielle V wrote:

    Wow! Those are so amazing! I’d be happy to win those and sport them up here at school 🙂

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  64. Fantastic. Such a super fun pair of sneakers.

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  65. Rumi wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous shoes! I would wear these all week with any casual outfit 🙂

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  66. Samantha M. wrote:

    these are amazing. trying this ASAP

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  67. It so beautiful! I loved! I also want, hehehe!
    Have an awesome day!
    Xoxo
    Susie
    http://www.myfashionview.com

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  68. Moon wrote:

    YAY! I have a pair of white sneakers I can try this on :3

    also, my kitten is named Miu Miu 😀

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  69. This is why this is one of my favoriet blogs!!! I am so doing this!
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  70. Sonja wrote:

    these are even prettier :)) love them! sonjatomic@live.co.uk

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  71. liv wrote:

    Amazing!! I love your DIYs, and this one tops them all!! I hope I can make my own pair.

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  72. Chelsea wrote:

    I Love these! Vans are awesome anyways, so customized ones are even better!

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  73. lydia wrote:

    so cute!!!
    and I need those vans because mine will be destroyed by longboarding soon… 🙂

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  74. I used to work for Vans and we would host DIY parties all the time. This is a great idea for bday parties and i even made DIY shoes for Brides-To-Be for their wedding day… you know how their Brides feet get tired. I would dress them up with pearls and lace for shoe laces 🙂 If anyone does any soon, i’d love to see!

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  75. Michelle wrote:

    Holy cow, I am in love! I love your rendition much more!

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  77. Goddy wrote:

    GLITTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD! 😀 Everybody love glitters..

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  78. Kristina wrote:

    Ahhhh!!! These are FABULOUS!!! =)

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  79. Quincy wrote:

    Gotta get on thiss!!

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  80. Alexis wrote:

    These are fan-frickin-tastic! You guys have the best D.I.Y.’s!

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  81. LauraM wrote:

    Love your DIY’s!!! They’re all amazing & so inspirational!

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  82. Adeline wrote:

    Love it!

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  83. samantha wrote:

    what’s not to love about glittery and comfortable shoes! the gems on the toes are soo cute! thinking some electric blue glitter ones would look amazing!! love your blog!! xxxx

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  84. I would die for a pair of these sparkling gems! Great DIY!

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  85. misty wrote:

    These are fabulous! I may have to do these with my girls 😀
    So happy I found your site.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  86. Sami wrote:

    So gorgeous! You guys come up with some of the best DIYs ever!

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  87. Maria wrote:

    I LOVE them and i LOVE your site! Thanks thanks thanks for the tip!

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  88. Jelena wrote:

    Awesome! :)))))) i am in love :)))

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  89. Skye wrote:

    I love your DIY’s but this is just fantastic! I can already see myself making multiple pairs of shoes for my daughter and myself. Pink, blue, purple, so much fun!!! I bet you could even mix two (or more) colors of glitter to make it even more fun!

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  90. Kierra wrote:

    Honestly WFT, I MUST HAVE THESE!

    <3

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  91. Tessa wrote:

    The shoes turned out great! SO sparkly 🙂 Easy upgrade for the jeans-and-tshirt-style

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  92. Tiffany wrote:

    I’d love to win a pair!

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  93. saniel wrote:

    totally cool

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  94. Abigail wrote:

    Well, I’ve found my next craft project! I’m thinking red or even copper glitter. LOVE THESE!

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  95. Ambyr wrote:

    Those are awesome. I love that color of gold, so fun!

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  96. Jenny wrote:

    Oh man, HOW much fun is this??? You’re not only left with a fun craft/art project but a super comfy one you can wear! I’d love to give this a shot with some girlfriends over wine & snacks.

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  97. SuzyMcQ wrote:

    I’ve got the glue and the glitter and would love to win the sneaks!

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  98. mel wrote:

    oh my god, they are amazing! I want them…!

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  99. Mille wrote:

    SO COOL! 🙂

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  100. Elizabeth wrote:

    Been looking into shoe DIYs lately. This is such a great idea!

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  101. oh my – stop being so clever!!! 😉

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  102. stephanie wrote:

    love the glitter! so cute.

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  103. So hot!! You are brilliant. I wanna try a glittery gold pair w hot pink laces and some rock star Sharpie action on the toes… WTF rules!

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  104. Franzi wrote:

    Oh I love this DIY and I will definitely be copying it in the future!!!
    I love all your DIYs and your blog!

    Franzi
    xx

    http://franzistylenomad.wordpress.com/

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  105. Ljiljana wrote:

    Brilliant DIY post!

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  106. Denae wrote:

    Everyone needs glitter in their life, this looks like such a fun DIY!

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  107. Nomadic D wrote:

    Just when I think you can’t get any more diy-tastic, you go and outdo yourselves. WTF? These are awesome. I think I may have to do a pair in just silver glitter, you know, a little more understated. hahaha…. Modge Podge sounds like my new best friend.

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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  108. kathyS wrote:

    Insane crazy, maybe all glittery black

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  109. Summer wrote:

    Some girls just have glitter in their veins! Or on their shoes.

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  110. kristin wrote:

    love your diys so cute and easy to replicate!

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  111. tyasaa wrote:

    this is great idea! i will definitly try something like that 🙂

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  112. Christa M. wrote:

    Love this! I can’t wait for the excuse to cover my dining room in glitter!

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  113. Wow! Supernice! 😀 Really cool idea

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  114. Chloe wrote:

    You guys always have the best DIYs and they always turn out better than the originals.
    Mad love!

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  115. Maddie wrote:

    I love your DIY’s, so I totally want to try this! These shoes are awesome!

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  116. Jessie wrote:

    they came out fantastic. i want a pair. the miu miu ones are great but these come pretty close 🙂
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  117. Joyce.x.j wrote:

    This.Is.Hot.Stuff!

    Great tutorial as always, keep up with the awesome ideas!!!

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  118. Marie l wrote:

    Wow cool shoes, I would love to make some with black and silver glitter. I was actually looking for some shoes to make a similar diy, at a fleemarked on sunday. But unfortunatly I didn’t find any. So this is my second chance. I’m sure I would be a queen on the dancefloor if they were on my feet. Everybody needs a little sparkle in their life 🙂

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  119. FranF wrote:

    Ohhh – I need these.

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  120. Megan wrote:

    These are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! So many great things you can do!!!!!!!

    I love love love your blog!!!

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  121. Karilyn wrote:

    i think id do the same thing with a pair of flats in red glitter and make some wizard of ox ruby slippersss

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  122. sthefannia wrote:

    Totally in love with those Vans <33
    need it :O

    http://blahjustsayin.tumblr.com/

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  123. Absolutely love this post. It’s probably one of my faves. This seriously makes me want to creative with a pair of sneakers and a Sharpie I also can’t resist the charm of glitter. Too fun. =)
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  124. Chriskr wrote:

    I like the toes of yours even better than the Miu Miu originals – nice job!
    http://www.quiffanairy.com

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  125. Em wrote:

    Wow these look so good!

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  126. Alyssa wrote:

    Love these sneakers!! Such a great idea!! Can’t wait to try it out myself!

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  127. Cuicui wrote:

    ohhh, they look amazing! Love your DIY

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  128. Aga wrote:

    Super cute!

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  129. Junelynn wrote:

    I love DIY sneaks. I spray painted my Vans a few years back.

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  130. Allison wrote:

    Ah! I have been looking for shoes to glitter. I love glitter shoes! 🙂

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  131. Sharon wrote:

    Too cool, sooooo cute!!

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  132. KT wrote:

    Love at first sight….le siiiigh

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  133. Magna Rún wrote:

    This would be so much fun to make!

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  134. Sara wrote:

    These are definitely head turners!

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  135. Jess wrote:

    Wish I looked good in sneakers so I could wear these

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  136. ah-mazing! i’m not a sneaker person but those I would wear all the time!

    xx
    Z

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  137. Abby Lanier wrote:

    These shoes are gorgeous! I definately want to try these out!!!

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  138. Michelle wrote:

    This makes me want to make my own SO BADLY. Doing it. Need to.

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  139. Amber wrote:

    These are fantastic. fabulous. fantabulous. Would love to post our own DIY on http://parenthesized.tumblr.com/ =)

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  140. Grace wrote:

    Honestly, THEY LOOK FANTASTIC!
    I must have a pair!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

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  141. Kimberlee wrote:

    Oh, what!? Such a perfect idea!

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  142. Blair wrote:

    These are so fantastic I would love to see them in all glitter with spikes and rhinestones on the toe

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  143. Rachel wrote:

    These are awesome and amazing!

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  144. Rachelle wrote:

    Yet another one to add to my looooong list of DIYs to try

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  145. Jessica wrote:

    Umm.. this is the most fantastic thing I’ve seen in my whole life. 😀

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  146. Cristina wrote:

    I <3 Vans. I <3 Miu Miu. I <3 d.i.y. Sign me up!

    http://mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

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  147. Shayna Proctor wrote:

    I love this DIY. And everyone loves shoes.

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  148. Kassie Pae wrote:

    I LOVE Vans shoes! Plus, this DIY is one of the coolest I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a TON).

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  149. duline wrote:

    How creatively chic—– ultimate budget babe DIY ! love it

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  150. Sara Semkiw wrote:

    That moment when DIY’s turn out way better than your inspiration; simply cannot wait to try this out!

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  151. Mila wrote:

    This looks easy enough for me to handle! It would be so fun to feature my first DIY on my blog http://www.thestylegloss.com! Plus Vans are soooo comfy.

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  152. Monica wrote:

    How fun! Love the gold and glitter.

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  153. Funkytime wrote:

    awesome!!!!!!!! mod podge rocks, i did a shoe makeover with graham fabric: http://bit.ly/lX8C1U
    too bad its almost fall and too cold for those:-(

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  154. Rachel wrote:

    These are amazing! Shiny things!!!

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  155. Edie wrote:

    Awesome- great job!

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  156. Eloize wrote:

    It’s lovely!!

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  157. Chelsei wrote:

    Ohmuhgah I haaave to do this!

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  158. brittney wrote:

    I’m dying to DIY some Vans!!! Love all the glitter!

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  159. Serena wrote:

    Please select me, I WILL create a great drawing!

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  160. Marcella wrote:

    Hi, Erika,

    I have a site called semanier.com, I loved this post, do you mind if I use it in my site, giving you all the credits?

    Marcella

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  161. Ser bella wrote:

    I will picasso this VAN up for you!

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