Minnie Mouse Shoes DIY

2 Materials
10 Minutes

I’m obsessed with all the Disney themed Vans that have been released the past few years. In true bargain style, I did not buy the super adorable Minnie Mouse bow Vans when they were still in stock. I looked for them on every re-sale site that I know of and I only found them for ridiculously high prices. Instead of getting all upset or talking myself into spending a fortune on them, I decided to make these Minnie Mouse Shoes myself. They may not look exactly like the Minnie Mouse Vans but they sure are pretty darn cute and I can’t wait to wear them to Disney World.

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Slip on Ladies Canvas Shoes // Minnie Mouse Bows // Hot Glue Gun // (Optional Supplies: Fabric Paint if you'd rather paint your own dots).

To make this DIY as simple as possible, I purchased shoes that already had polka dots printed on them. Of course, you can purchase canvas shoes in any color you want and add polka dots to them. I also went ahead and purchased a party pack of Minnie Mouse headbands for a few reasons.

  1. They had the puffy bows I was looking for.
  2. They were surprisingly cheaper than many other bow options.
  3. I wanted to use the Mickey ears for a future DIY.

If none of these things matter to you, by all means by whatever bow you like best. Now let’s get started!

Minnie Mouse Shoes Tutorial

Step One // Remove bows from headband. Do this gently as you may want to save those Mickey ears for a future DIY project.

Step Two // Test the placement of your bow on the shoe. Once desired location has been found, use the hot glue to secure your bow.

Step Three // Once glue is dry, test the strength of the bond. This can be done by taking them on a test stroll around the block.

Step Four // Pair with your favorite Disney outfit!

The total cost of this project is under $45. When you can only find the original Vans for $70 or more, this is a real deal for shoes that are just as cute. Toodles!

Suggested materials:
  • Canvas Shoes   (https://shopstyle.it/l/bseXD)
  • Headband Pack   (https://shopstyle.it/l/bseZV)

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  • Dee Dee on Mar 17, 2021

    Great idea! Nothing wrong with that. Thinking outside the box is a great thing and can save a lot of money. Not to mention it’s fun to do.

  • Sandra nicky Sandra nicky on Apr 18, 2022

    Where did the $45. cost go?