DIY – Spice up your canvas shoes

This is not a painting lesson! All you need to do is emphasize on the importance of customizing your “Canvas Shoes”. These are the only customized men shoe that can be easily personalized. If you want to make this shoe interesting, then read on:


  • White Canvas Shoes
  • Scotch tape
  • Stampers
  • Salt
  • Tub
  • Water
  • Dye Powder


Step 1: Boil 2 gallons of water in a tub and remove 2 cups for the dye. Afterwards, add one cup of salt to the rest of the boiling water and leave it on the stove. Make sure, you turn off your gas once the salt mixes in.

Step 2: Add your dye powder in the 2 cups which you kept separately as mentioned in the above step and mix it well. Add this to your tub and stir well.

Step 3: Tape the parts of your canvas shoes which you don't want to dye. Furthermore, you can use a paper cutter if you are looking to create specific shapes.

Step 4: Wet your shoes in hot water just to make sure the dye spreads evenly and then place them in the tub of boiling liquid. Keep it for around 30-40 minutes depending on the color chosen by you.

Step 5: Let them dry under the sun and then you are ready to go.

Step 6: If you want to add some more details to your shoes, tape them again in areas where you do not want the paint. Use any stamper and liquid of your own choice and add more bling to your canvas shoes.

Say goodbye to your boring shoes and try this DIY shoe therapy!