June 28th, 2013 | By | 1,330 Comments

DIY: Ombre Vans

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It doesn’t get any better than a fresh pair of white Vans. A blank canvas for your kit and for hours of math class doodling. This week’s DIY takes a classic, and makes it custom with a 20 minute dip dye. And because the 4th is almost here, I made mine firework-ready. Ready to upgrade your classic customization from the Sharpie years? Read on for the step-by-step
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MATERIALS
- White Canvas Shoes (Pictured: Vans Authentic Lo Pro)
- Fabric Dye
- Bucket
- Gloves
- Hot Water

HOW-TO
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STEP 1: Add about a cup of salt to your bucket

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STEP 2: Add dye packet. I’d suggest you put the gloves on at this step. And keep them on until you’re 100% done.

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STEP 3: Add hot water.

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STEP 4: Stir it up. Now you also have an ombre spoon.

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STEP 5: Take a dip. Soak the part of the shoe you want to keep light in water, then submerge the shoes all of the way into the water/dye/salt bucket. Slowly pull them out, allowing the ends to stay in the dye until you get the color you want.

STEP 6: Rinse off any extra dye. Let ‘em dry.
TIP: If you mess up, there’s always bleach.

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Nicki
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