One-of-a-Kind Converse Gift Ideas

One-of-a-Kind Converse Gift Ideas

Do you break out into a cold sweat every time you think about your shopping list? Do you spend hours stalking Pinterest for gift ideas? Do you want to pull a Scrooge and just give up on the whole season?

When it comes to finding the perfect gift, the struggle is real. But before you go all “Bah, Humbug” on us, take a deep breath. Because we have the answer to your gifting woes: customized Converse.

Converse are a classic—they look great on everyone. And adding a personal touch really takes your gift to the next level. Best of all, it’s simple. Here are a few of our favorite ideas.

Bedazzled Converse

A great gift for young girls (or anyone who loves to sparkle a little brighter).

What you’ll need:
–       Gems
–       Glue (we like E6000 for rubber sections and fabric glue for the canvas)

How to do it:
–       Clean the shoes
–       Add glue in small sections at a time and apply the gems in whatever pattern you choose

Spray Painted Converse

Perfect for the aspiring artist on your list.

What you’ll need:
–       Spray paint
–       Stencils
–       A lighter pair of Converse (so the design shows up)

How to do it:
–       Place the stencil over the section you want to decorate
–       Use the spray paint to create your design

Converse with Fabric Accents

For those who want to show off their personality without going over the top.

What you’ll need:
–       Fabric (you pick the pattern!)
–       Decoupage
–       A paintbrush

How to do it:
–       Remove the shoelaces
–       Cut your fabric a little bigger than the tongue of the shoe
–       Paint the tongue with decoupage and apply the fabric (work from the toe toward the top to get rid of wrinkles)
–       Use the decoupage on any overhanging fabric and fold it behind the tongue
–       Put laces back in when everything is dry

We hope these ideas take you out of holiday crisis mode and get you in the spirit. Get started by watching our step-by-step tutorial here:

They’re going to love their one-of-a-kind Converse! Especially because they came from you.