Christmas Lights Inspired Sneakers

November 20, 2012Allison Murray


Do you know what I’ll be doing Thanksgiving night? I’ll tell you. I’m gonna be rolling through the park’s Christmas lights display with my sister and nephews and I’m gonna get a free little candy cane for myself and passengers with my $5 donation. Yeah.

And we won’t be listening to some kids singing “Silent Night” all offkey, either.

To say I’m stoked is an understatement. I LOVE Christmas lights. Last year we even got these crazy glasses that made the lights look like Santa faces and snowflakes and stuff. I never got to wear them because I always drove but whatever. But that’s the way we are come Christmas light season. Hardcore.

So when I was trying to figure out what to do about my shoes this weekend, I found that my mind kept wandering to the lights display. When I remembered the brand new set of 80s Sharpies I got as an early Christmas present, I knew what I had to do…

For this DIY you need:


First pick out your colors. I chose 6 but only wound up using 5. Draw a little line on a piece of white paper to make sure they complement each other well. Don’t just trust the colored caps.


With your first choice of color, draw and fill in circles all around. The ink should start to bleed on its own. If it fails to, hold the tip down on the canvas in the center for a moment until you watch the bleed starting to happen.


Start in with your second color.


And so on and so forth. When you run out of colors or space, you’re ready to wrap this baby up. Either sew in some elastic to make laceless tennies or run the laces back through and get to steppin!


Happy Shoesday :)

Comments (2)

  • Stephanie

    November 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    My husband loves blackalicious! I couldn't help but listen to it like 3 times while I read your blog lol. Thanks for sharing! Oh, and the shoes are sweet!! :)

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