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10 Spunky DIY Sneakers for Spring

Now that spring is finally here, I’ve been gleefully working my spring shoes into my daily rotation and kicking heavy winter boots to the curb. I’ve been loving lightweight canvas sneakers the past couple of years and I love how people are wielding their creative chops to take this basic wardrobe piece and transform them into something spunky and cool. Here are 10 DIY ideas for giving your sneakers a little kick this spring!


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    10 Canvas Sneakers
    Click through for 10 spunky spring sneakers!
  • Abstract Painted Sneakers 2 of 11
    Abstract Painted Sneakers
    This fun idea transforms basic canvas sneakers into a funky wardrobe statement with a simple abstract painted pattern created with fabric paint.
    Get the how-to from A Beautiful Mess.
  • Dip Dyed Sneakers 3 of 11
    Dip Dyed Sneakers
    Ombre is still so trendy (probably because it's so pretty) and I love the look of these dip dyed sneakers created by using basic Rit dye.
    Get the how-to from Design for Mankind.
  • Missoni Inspired Sneakers 4 of 11
    Missoni Inspired Sneakers
    Inspired by the bold designer patterns of Missoni, these multi-colored chevron sneakers were created with paint!
    Get the how-to from Refinery29.
  • Herringbone Sneakers 5 of 11
    Herringbone Sneakers
    Fabric paint is again the champion here, using a fabric paint pen to create an awesome herringbone pattern.
    Get the how-to from A Beautiful Mess.
  • Polka Dot Sneakers 6 of 11
    Polka Dot Sneakers
    This DIY upgrade is as simple as it gets! You just need black sneakers (or the color of your choice) and a white fabric paint pen.
    Get the how-to from Golden & Lovely.
  • Studded Sneakers 7 of 11
    Studded Sneakers
    I love the look of these brass studs on baby blue canvas sneakers. All you need to get started are studs and sneakers!
    Get the how-to from Honestly WTF.
  • Neon Trimmed Sneakers 8 of 11
    Neon Trimmed Sneakers
    Another really easy and simple upgrade, this neon trimmed sneaker look was created with basic painters tape and neon nail polish!
    Get the how-to from Refinery29.
  • Platform Sneakers 9 of 11
    Platform Sneakers
    Designed in the likeness of much more expensive designer sneakers by Prada, these canvas sneakers get an upgrade with the addition of a platform and basic straw rafia from a craft store.
    Get the how-to from a pair & a spare.
  • Saddle Shoe Sneakers 10 of 11
    Saddle Shoe Sneakers
    An ode to old school saddle shoes, these sneakers get a facelift with black Sharpie marker and black paint.
    Get the how-to from Bleubird.
  • Glitter Sneakers 11 of 11
    Glitter Sneakers
    Get your glitter on with these shimmery sneakers made with ModPodge and craft glitter!
    Get the how-to from Teen Vogue.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion. For more ideas and inspiration, find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

More from Cyd on Babble:
Put A Ring On It: 10 DIY Keychains
10 Craft Ideas Made with Feathers
Put A Crown On It: 10 DIY Party Crowns
Design Crush: White Bedding
10 Pretty DIY Easter Centerpieces

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