How To Dip Dye Sneakers For a Stylish Twist On Plain White Shoes

Today, we are so excited to share a super easy and fun DIY project with you all. Dip dyed sneakers (I made mine in turquoise)! This project is super cute to make for your kids or even for yourself. There are definitely many variations to the look—a different color or maybe a more drastic ombré effect. I hope you’ll try this out at home, and I promise you will be the coolest mom around town. Hope you enjoy!




  • A pair of white sneakers
  • Vaseline or petroleum jelly
  • A toothbrush
  • Dye
  • Salt
  • Water


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Step 1: Rub Vaseline on the outer rims of the shoe. This stops the dye from coloring the rubber bottom of the shoe.


Step 2: Pour your dye into a plastic container and mix with both hot water and a pinch of salt.


Step 3: Dip one or both of the sneakers into the dye mixture, soaking the complete front of the shoes. Repeat, dipping a slightly smaller amount of the shoe into the dye to create that ombre effect.


Step 4: Take a toothbrush or cloth and brush the dye on the shoes to spread the color. This makes the look less drastic.

Step 5: Let the sneakers air dry until they are completely dry. Wear and enjoy!

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