Customised Sneakers – A DIY

Do you have a Pinterest board full of these beautiful hand painted sneakers which is all over the internet now? Then you’ve come to the right place! 

Do you love doing DIYs as much as I do? Then you’ve come to the right place! 

Are you randomly going through my blog because it popped up on your RSS feed? Then you’ve come to the right place (just kidding…but stay anyway please β€οΈπŸ™πŸ») 

So last week I had a day off and I decided to do something fun! 😍 And that’s how this customised sneakers idea was born 😊let’s jump right into the DIY! 

Things you’ll need 





Step 1 : Draw half circles using the coin throughout the shoe. You might want to imitate the design on one shoe more or less equally and similarly on the other shoe. Also decide right at this stage which are area which will have the design and which parts of the shoe are going to remain blank! 


I decided to have the design throughout the sides of my shoe and the flap inside and leave the top portion plain

Step 2 : Since my theme was watermelons I painted the half circles red. Since a lot of layers and coats are going to come above this red don’t worry if the paints or the borders are not too precise. 



Step 3 : Paint the background with any neutral or contrasting shade. I went for black. I decided not to paint the flaps inside to give it some black and white effect. Unfortunately I forgot to click pictures at this stage. 😟 

Step 4 : Add the detailing required to complete the watermelon. Draw a first outline with a dark sap green and the next outline with a sort of light minty green. Add the seeds inside. I went for white seeds because that stood out better than the black seeds! 

Step 5 : Allow the shoe to dry for sometime and touch up all the areas which require some perfecting and touching up. A second coat does make a significant difference! 


Note the difference between the previous image and this one! Magic of an extra coat!

Step 6: Lace it up and flaunt it like it’s nobody’s business! HAHA! 





Hope you’ll enjoyed this DIY! Please try it soon and tell me what you painted and how it went! 😍  

18 thoughts on “Customised Sneakers – A DIY

  1. Ok so you are ridiculously talented … those sneakers look beyond words amazing and would you mind painting me the exact same pair so we can be watermelon sneaker twinsies!! =) LOVE this DYI … seems super simple and the overall results look impeccable. Too bad I am not the artsy fartsy sorta gal when it comes to utilizing art tools with my hand haha! Hmmm but this I may need to just give a go; thank you so much for sharing Shilpa – I am sure you have inspired all your fellow bloggers and new guests!


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    • I’m painting you the exact same pair just for this lovely making-my-day so much better sortaaa comment! Love you 😍😘 artsy-Fartsy hahahaha as artsy-fartsy as I am with make up? I don’t think so! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚
      I’m so so happy you got inspired seeing this ☺️ please try doing some other pattern probably easier because you know who you’re getting this exact piece from and I mean it ❀️❀️❀️! Have a lovely day

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      • AWWWWWWWW. Its funny you say that I make your day so much better with my comments and I feel exactly the same way when you leave me a comment. I was just reading this and smiling ridiculously like a fool and my daddy was like what the heck are you smiling at like that you wierdo HAHA. I had nothing to say besides this girl who paints perfect watermelons on sneakers is too cute hahaha. YAYY! We can be sneaker twinsies soon enough as well. ( I think we need to do some sort of collaboration together – PRONTO! What say?)

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      • Did you say collab? With meeeee??? Really ? 😍 I’m mailing you about this straight away! Yayyyyyy ❀️
        And hahahaha I’m now the girl who paints watermelons πŸ˜‚ so cute 😘

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      • Hahahaha! I got your email my love. Bare with me I’m catching up on ALL my Vancouver Fashion Week posts this upcoming week and will definitely be responding to your emails once I catch a breather. So excited! Xo.

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      • Haha, polka dots. Now, we’re talking! πŸ˜›
        And, of course, hiii!!! πŸ˜€ Yes, it’s been long, and I’m doing good.. What about you?? πŸ™‚


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