Monday, November 18, 2013


Hey there,
Today I will show you how to make these cat vans. My sister wanted to throw these shoes away, so I thought you know what I will just customize them and post it on my blog. I just randomly paint on the shoes and this is the end result. I made a video about the tutorial and I also wrote it down here. You can whether choose to watch the video or just read it as usual. Enjoy!

What you'll need:
- A pair of white shoes
- Fabric paint (I used black and silver/hologram)
- Tape
- Paint brush
- Cardboard or old newspapers

Watch the tutorial here (or continue reading here below)


Let's start!
1. Cover the ground/floor with cardboard or some old newspapers. I used both of them, but it's totally up to you. Btw, I don't have a picture of this step.

2. Now take some tape and cover up the bottom part of the shoes. Or just any part that you want to cover up.

3. Now it's time to paint on the shoes! I decided to paint the front and back part black. But again, it's totally up to you what you prefer.

4. Let's paint the ears now! (if it's messy you can take the black paint and fix it) Wait till it's dry and then add another layer.

5. I also added a heart to the back. Just make a ''V'' shape and work it out to a heart.

6. Add a heart on the front, this is going to be the nose. If the heart is to big you can fix it later with black paint.

7. Add some more details to the face.

 You can also add something into the shoes to make the front sturdier.
The paint will get on much easier.
Make sure to wait before it's completely dry to continue painting on the same place.
(These pictures are from the day after)

8. Fix the things you don't like and let it dry again.

9. Add some more details if you want. I added some dots above the eyes. You can use the back of your brush to do this.

10. Let it dry, add some shoe laces and then you're done!

I hope you like it. Thanks for reading/watching.
Stay tuned for a new roomspiration post soon!

Have a nice day,


  1. ♥♥♥♥Love this tutorial!!!
    lol truthfully if I used my vans to do this, I think my mummy would kill me!!
    xx Charmaineee

    1. Thank you!! Hihi, then I don't recommend it if your mom would kill you ^^

  2. These are adorable! I have old terrible Vans and I am going to paint them just like you did. Love this idea so much!
    xo, Kate

    1. Thank you! And good luck :D you should post it on your blog, can't wait to see it ^^

  3. These are so ridiculously cute. I love them. Great tutorial. :3

  4. You are too adorable, I love the way you say 'Cat' haha <3 Great DIY darling, what a great way to transform something old to new! :)

    Have a lovely day,

    Boonya -

    1. Hahah so funny XD thank you <3 Have a lovely day too!!

  5. Hello Elli ~! Finally, a new post ^u^ These shoes look so lovely and I really don't know why the friend of your sister would threw them away haha :3 They look awesome !! :33

    1. Hihi thank you!! There are some holes in the shoes, that's why I guess haha <3

  6. Awww those shoes look soo cute! Its a complete transformation.


  7. I love it your are an artist!!!!!
    i want to try it and have the same one!

    Hope see you in my blog!

    1. Aw thank you haha! You should try it, it's so much fun :)
      Yes I will, I am following now :D

  8. Thank you so much! You always come out with cute and brilliant ideas ^_^ that's a real cute shoes there!

    1. Aw, thank you so much!! I'm glad you like it:D<3

  9. nice tutorial :D

  10. THAT IS SO ADORABLE! LOVE IT <3 totally gonna try this sooner ;D

    x, Panda /

  11. oh! I totally love it <3 I'll try this cute stuff later :)


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