How to Make a Galaxy Design on White Canvas Shoes

About two years ago, I retired a pair of white converse tennis shoes. I really liked wearing them, but they had become so dirty, that it was a bit embarrassing to wear them. I had washed them over and over in bleach water, to only get a few more weeks of wear out of them before they looked awful again. For that reason, I went with a comfortable pair of walking shoes in black.

Being the frugal person that I am, I kept the white shoes in case I needed them for something. Well, that thing finally arrived. I saw this really awesome idea somewhere about creating a galaxy design on your clothing and shoes. I got really excited when I found DIY galaxy instructions of how to decorate my shoes with a few simple items.

Items You Need to Make Galaxy Shoes


white canvas or cloth shoes

blue sharpie

black sharpie

purple nail polish

white nail polish

light blue nail polish

glitter nail polish

rubbing alcohol

cotton balls


How to Make the Design


The first thing you will need to do is to use your blue and black sharpies to color the entire surface of the shoes that is cloth. Just be sure that you color all of the areas. It is ok if you overlap the colors and make some areas more blue or more black. Once you have the shoe covered in color, you will need to take a cotton ball and the rubbing alcohol to blend the colors. Wet down a cotton ball and rub over the shoe. You will immediately notice that the color lines start to bleed into one another. Once you have blended the colors together, you need to let the shoes dry.


Once the shoe has dried, you can use your different colored nail polishes to decorate the shoe. Use the dark colored purple to create darker circular areas. A light blue or white color can easily brighten up areas of the galaxy design. Finish off the design with the glitter to make sparkly stars on the canvas. This DIY galaxy design can be made in whatever colors and way that you most prefer.


Check out my video tutorial here to see some extra tips that you can do to make this design.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a message in the comments and I’ll be glad to answer you.

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