Thursday, August 12, 2010

Quick and Easy Wardrobe Refresher

In honor of craft night tonight I thought I would post this fun how to I found on the Martha Stewart website. I am a sucker for the cheap canvas grandma sneakers. My sister and her friend dyed their canvas shoes and they turned out really great. You can often find canvas shoes at thrift stores for mere pennies. Super cute, super easy.

Tools and Materials
Large basin or bucket
Liquid fabric dye
Salt (if needed; check dye directions)
White canvas sneakers, laces removed
Dyed Sneakers How-To
1. Fill basin with hot water. Add dye, and salt if specified, to water, following manufacturer's instructions for sink or bucket dyeing.
2. Wet sneakers with hot water, and place in dye bath.
3. Stir for amount of time stated on dye bottle. Rinse as directed.
4. Air-dry shoes, or place in dryer.
5. Clean basin immediately to avoid staining.

P.S. I have this terrible love/hate relationship with Martha (Don't get me started! Lol). I normally am pretty opposed to promoting big corporations and the like; I would much rather promote the amazing DIY , indie community... Please forgive me!


  1. I love this idea!! Definitely need to try it :)

    Sorry I didn't make it to craft night last week but I'll try my best to come to the next one!


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