How to Color Converse Sneakers. Converse sneakers are always trendy, but you can add your own personal touch. Sneaker crafts using an old or new pair of plain Converse sneakers are easy, fun and give you a stylish end result. To personalize your sneakers, use permanent markers and fabric paint to color the blank spaces and then add any decorative accessories or laces that strike your fancy.
Clean your shoes thoroughly before beginning your craft project.
Stuff the shoes with newspaper and use fabric paint to color in the canvas areas of the shoe. Paint the canvas with a solid color or a pattern like stripes, polka dots or even plaid.
Allow the paint to dry and go back over with permanent markers, paint pens or puffy paint to add accents to the canvas.
Use permanent markers to color in any of the rubber areas of the shoe that you want to change. You can find permanent markers in plenty of colors besides black, even metallic colors like silver and gold.
Add studs, iron-on patches or any other decorative accents you like. Get creative and use what you have.
Finish off your shoes with some funky shoelaces. You can get multicolor shoelaces or even shoelaces with patterned designs.