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    30 DIY Ways To Jazz Up Your Converse Sneakers

    It doesn't matter how old, dirty or hole-y your Chuck Taylors are. You can fix them right up like new designer shoes in no time.

    1. Stud Them

    Insert studs through the sides of your sneakers and firmly press the prongs down on the inside. More details on the process found here.

    2. Make Waves

    To paint a Japanese wave-inspired design, draw an outline with black Sharpie, and fill it in with watered-down acrylic or fabric paint. Check out this tutorial.

    3. Cover Them in Glitter

    Coat your sneakers with a layer of glue and glitter. To create a faux steel toe, add iron-on pyramid studs. All the details are here.

    4. Turn Them Into Dancing Shoes

    Create a paper template, draw the outline of a ballet shoe onto the side of your sneaker, then paint it in with black paint and marker. Check out this full tutorial and template.

    5. Make Them Spikey

    Stick spokes through the backs of sneakers for a quick and easy upgrade. Check out this post for inspiration.

    6. Add a Fur Lining

    Sew faux or real fur to the inside tongue of your Converse. The sneakers shown used an old mink fur collar. Click here for more tips.

    7. Slide Them On

    Ditch laces and sew a piece of elastic over the top instead. Check out these step-by-step directions.

    8. Walk Them Down the Aisle

    Embroider your new initials-- or your anniversary date, as done by this crafty gal.

    9. Give Them a Mustache

    Give your shoes real personality with this downloadable design.

    10. Tie Dye Them

    Just like the tie dye you did at summer camp. Check out this tutorial.

    11. Get Spacey

    Tape up the bottoms to protect your soles, then paint with brushes and a sponge for a star-filled galaxy look, as done in this blog post.

    12. Crystalize Them

    Bedazzle your toes with adhesive and Swarovski crystals (yes, you really can add these to anything). All the details are here.

    13. Make Them Holey

    These are by Italiain designer Gienchi, but with some careful cutting and grommet insertion, you could definitely make your own.

    14. Knit a New Pair

    Cut off the canvas and replace it with knitting. Don't forget to reattach the original Converse patches, as done here.

    15. Add Buttons

    Sew a random collection buttons through the fabric, like this blogger.

    16. Get Inspired by Fruit

    Decorate them to look like watermelons inside and out-- all you need is permanent markers according to this crafter.

    17. Make Them Fly

    You can cut your own wings by following this video tutorial.

    18. Paint Them With Plugs

    Or dragons, or puzzle pieces, or any other funky motif, as done by these bloggers.

    19. Customize Your Colors

    Not feeling crafty? Make someone else do the work by customizing your kicks on

    20. Get Patriotic

    Make American-flag-inspired shoes with some paint and patience-- see how it's done here.

    21. Bleach Them

    Want a blank canvas? Follow this tutorial for bleaching your shoes.

    22. Make Strappy Sandals

    Cut up the canvas while keeping the laces in place to make Gladiator-inspired sandals, like these.

    23. Go Crazy With Color

    Take plane white Converse and paint them all over with bold, bright hues, like this inspired blogger.

    24. Lace Them With Ribbons

    Use big, funky, and colorful ribbons to lace up black sneakers, and you've got a whole new shoe.

    25. Add Platforms

    Channel your inner Spice Girl and turn your sneakers into platforms by adding foam board. A step-by-step tutorial can be found here.

    26. Make Them Musical

    Decorate with the logo and lyrics of your favorite band, like this Etsy seller did.

    27. Embroider Them

    Stitch your shoes with any patterns or motifs that you like. According to this blogger you'll need a chenille needle, pearl cotton thread, and a pair of needlenoise pliers so you don't destroy your fingertips!

    28. Tell a Story

    Decorate your shoes with images inspired by a favorite fairy tale, like these Little Red Riding Hood sneaks by designer Camilla Engman.

    29. Splatter Them With Paint

    Decorate white or black shoes with neon hues that will really pop, as done by this blogger.

    30. Bedazzle With Beads

    Sew clutters of colorful beads along the seams, like this clever crafter.

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