Create your own sneaks | It’s that easy to pimp your (white) sneakers
I can’t even remember life before the triumph of white sneakers. They have become an integral part of our fashion life. They can be used universally, go with pretty much any style, and can be used with the right care accompany for a long time. Since they are so simple, a DIY for pimping the white sneakers is also a great option. With self-made patches, you show that you are not only way ahead in terms of fashion, but that you also have your very own style. Sure, we can also easily buy patches, kilties and co., But designed by ourselves – with your very own motifs – they are much more individual. And once you get going, make several: When your friends see your new sneaker decorations, they’ll definitely want to pimp their own sneakers soon.
Step-by-step to easy pimping of sneakers
DIY for sparkling sneaker patches made of foam rubber
Patches made of glittering foam rubber are super easy and, above all, quick to make. With the shapes you can let your imagination run wild. I chose the shamrock and kissable mouth. How about a cactus, a smiley or an ice cream or a unicorn, for example?
What you need for your glittering sneaker patches:
Glittering foam rubber sheets in the colors of your choice
Templates of your choice, printed out in a width of approx. 7 cm
Scissors, pencil, ruler
Step 1: Draw the shape of your patches on the back of the foam rubber sheet using a template.
Step 2: cut out the shape.
Step 3: Put the cut out sneaker patch on your shoe and see where you have to put the holes for threading the laces.
Step 4: Now draw the distance on the back of the patch. You can poke the holes well with a hole punch.
Step 5: Your first self-made sneaker patches are ready.
Step 6: Now all you have to do is thread the shoelaces through at the desired height. Finished!
Step-by-step instructions for stylish kilties
You don’t even know what kilties are? Never mind. We enlighten you. We call kilties cool fringed elements that practically rest on the laces. The word is derived from the English word kilt, which means tartan skirt. We kind of pull a skirt over our sneakers. How you do it yourself, I’ll show you here.
What you need for your kilties:
Synthetic leather in the color of your choice
Scissors, ruler, pen
Step 1: Draw the width and length of your kiltie. I chose a width of 7 cm and a length of 14 cm.
Step 2: Mark the width of the fringes. The fringes of this kiltie are 1 cm wide.
Step 3: Now sketch the length of the fringes of approx. 6-7 cm.
Step 4: This is the basic shape of your kilty, which you can best draw on the back of your leather.
Step 5: When you have cut out the shape, cut off the corners of the fringes so that they taper off at the ends.
Step 6: Fold over the top end and poke holes with fine scissors at the points where the laces will be threaded through. The distance is approx. 4.5 cm.
Step 7: Now all you have to do is pull the laces that are threaded up to the top of the shoe through the back of the kiltie. Finished.