Got a pair of shoes you don”t wear anymore? Turn them into one-of-a-kind fashion statements with the help of crafter and shoe artist extraordinaire Allison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger. Allison creates unique and trendy shoes with simple supplies. She even recreated a pair of $325 designer shoes for less than $10. By harnessing the power of paint, glue, and fabric, you can update your footwear wardrobe just like Allison. Check out the tutorials below and you”ll be sprinting to the craft store before you know it.
1. These lace overlay shoes were inspired by a pricey pair of Jimmy Choo”s, but the DIY version costs less than $10 to make.
See the details here.
2. A fresh coat of paint and some colorful beads turn a pair of plain slip-ons into an ice cream treat for your feet.
Read the full tutorial here.
3. A pair of white lace-ups become vintage saddle shoes with a black permanent marker.
4. Add some gold studs to your sneakers for a simple but sleek restyle.
Check out the step-by-step directions here.
5. These far out galaxy sneakers are made by applying paint with sponges.
See the whole tutorial here.
6. A pair of flats becomes a glittery rainbow statement piece with this easy how-to.
Check it out here.
7. A piece of elastic turns a regular pair of sneakers into laceless slip-ons.
See how to do it yourself here.
8. A layer of gold liquid gilding turns boring tennis shoes into eye-catching glitzy footwear.
Get more info here.
9. Preppy boat shoes can be expensive, but these colorful leopard print DIY”s cost about $16 to make.
See how they”re made here.
10. Get patriotic with a pair of DIY stars and stripes slip-ons.
See the step-by-step here.
11. A pair of custom ombre shoes can be yours with a little bit of textile medium and paint.
See how Allison made these here.
Love Allison”s crafty creations? You can follow Dream a Little Bigger on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Everyone has a few pairs of shoes they don”t wear anymore. Recreate Allison”s shoes or use them as inspiration for your own DIY designs.