Old Tennis Shoe Transformation

So here are the tennis shoes after I got done with them. I have actually lost the original picture of what they looked like. So I can tell you that they were just plain white and not really that white actually.

So the makeover they got really was a great improvement. I actually never wore them before I did this to them. Now I wear them all the time. And that is saying something because I can never find a comfortable shoe to wear.

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After I got done with the makeover

Because of all the nerve damage that happened to me as a result of being paralyzed, I have a really hard time with shoes. I can wear them for a little while and then I have to get out of them and back to running around with no shoes.

After Picture
After Pictures
After Pictures

So like I said, for me to be able to wear a pair of shoes for any amount of time and say they are comfortable, is definitely saying something.

So for this shoe makeover all that I did was take an old pair of guess tennis shoes that I had back in my closet, and put glue and glitter on them.

What you will need.

  1. Elmers Glue
  2. Small Paint Brush
  3. Black Glitter
  4. White Marker
  5. Old Pair Of Tennis Shoes

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So once you get all of your supplies together then you will want to get a regular sized bowl. Then pour your elmers glue into it. Just start with about a quarter of a bowl full. You can always add to it later if you need to. Then add your glitter. It will take a lot of glitter to really start to notice a big difference in your glue. Once you get it as dark as you want it, all you do is start putting it on your tennis shoes with your paint brush.

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Now you can use masking tape to tape off the bottom part of your tennis shoe to keep them white as you apply your glitter glue. I didn’t do it because it was very easy to just wipe off the little bit that I ended up getting on them. And I was just fairly careful not to get my mixture on the place that I did not want it. But it is just a matter of personal preference on how you want to do it.Sign Up

So once you get your glitter mixture on every part that you want it on, you will then take your white marker and start to color in the sole part of your shoes. The part at the bottom side of your shoe. Not the very bottom. This will really make them stand out once they are all the way done.

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Almost All The Way Done

Now you will just want to let them dry. I put mine in front of a fan for about 4 hours and then still didn’t touch them until another couple hours. I am a very impatient person and so usually I am jumping the gun on my projects. And usually it does not end well when I try to rush them!

I also went ahead and did another makeover on my van’s that I had done earlier this week. I had thought I had posted a how to on those shoes, but I guess I did not. Cause when I went to try and find it I could not. They were my new shoes that I slung fingernail polish all over! So I had originally made them over with silver glitter and glue. So I decided to try a multi color of glitter on them. So I did just the top front part of them with the black glitter I had made up. And I think they turned out pretty cool. I think that they look good with a two-toned look.

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DIY Altered Sweater

Well this will be One of my first postings in regards to do it yourself projects that I have actually done. I am posting a Sweater this time that I have altered. I took some of the before and after pictures so I could show everyone in case it turned out decent.

So what’s a little bit original with this sweater is how I kept the long sleeves on it. Though it appears to be more of a tank top when first looking at it, it actually has its sleeves still on it.


I decided that I had liked the long sleeves with the shoulders out. But on the other hand I really liked the cool look of spring/summer.

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So I left the sleeves inside of the sweater while I tried it on for alterations and I decided to try and keep them in the sweater so as that I could wear it either way.

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I have been a self taught learner with my sewing so far. So while I love it and am eager to learn more and get better at it, I will not be starting my own clothing line anytime soon lol! But I love to sew the things I can and love to give things a new life you could say. Doesn’t matter if it’s a person, a dresser, or an old t shirt. I love to take something that is a hot mess and make it look better!

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Well I will quit rambling on and explain the rest of my sweater. I then took the long sleeves and pulled them to the outside of shirt and sewed them up into pockets.

I love the idea of pockets on everything! I am constantly filling my pockets full of screws and different things as I go around my place doing different projects. If I wear something that has no pockets I feel lost! So it actually worked out well on this one. Except for the fact I can not find the before pictures I took.

So anyway the sweater was altered in me cutting the neck out and pulling the long sleeves inside the shirt and then pulling the ends of the sleeves to the outside and sewing them onto the outside into pockets.