Super Easy Tie-Dye Shoes DIY

Quiana Unique
by Quiana Unique
4 Materials
10 Minutes

Everybody’s doing it! Tie-dye is the latest trend, and today I’m going to show you how I created a pair of tie-dyed canvas sneakers. This DIY is such a simple project, so much fun to do, and the final result is super cool. So grab a pair of sneakers, and let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • A pair of white canvas sneakers
  • Colored Sharpie markers
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Empty spray bottle
Basic tie-dye shoes

Color the shoes

Before starting this project, I removed the laces from the shoes. Then, I colored the shoes with Sharpie markers. I used pink and turquoise, but you can use any colors you want, and as many as you want. I made sure to leave a little bit of space between the colors, so they would blend together nicely when I spray them with alcohol.

How to tie-dye shoes

Spray with alcohol

When I finished coloring the shoes, I filled the empty spray bottle with alcohol and sprayed it all over the shoes. 

Simple tie-dye shoes

Rub it in

I used my fingers to rub the alcohol into the colored parts of the shoes.

Easy tie-dye shoes

Let it dry

I continued spraying and rubbing the colors until I was happy with the final result. Then, I set aside the shoes to let them dry. Once they’re dry, they’re done!

Add some bling


Of course, I had to add some bling to my shoes, but you can leave them as is, or decorate them any way you like. 

Trendy tie-dye sneakers

Wasn’t that fun? Enjoy your new shoes! What colors did you choose to make your DIY tie-dye shoes? Let me know in the comments.

Suggested materials:
  • White canvas sneakers
  • Colored Sharpie markers
  • Isopropyl alcohol
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  • Vera Vera on May 26, 2021

    Thanks.I was looking for a way to add something,anything to my new white sneakers.!!

  • J.m28419154 J.m28419154 on Jul 21, 2021

    Good project for the kiddos, need to do this with my granddaughters.