Make Your Own Studded Converse

Studded Converse (easiest DIY ever!!)I grew up wearing converse, and this past year I got a major craving for a white pair. I found these gold pyramid studs with a flat base on Etsy,and I knew they would be so cute on a pair of chucks!

I usually avoid studs, because they really tear up your fingers trying to put them on with the traditional method. So with some heavy-duty glue, these flat back studs were my perfect solution.111The DIY is simple. You'll need around 40 studs per shoe (unless your shoe size is drastically different- I wear a 7.5) and some E6000 glue. This glue is the toughest we've ever found. In a well-ventilated area (outdoors if it's nice!) glue your studs onto the outer edges of your shoe, working your way from the bottom to the top. Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours before wearing them. Save a few extra studs in case you lose one at some point. If any are going to fall off they'll probably go in the first day or two! I've worn mine for four days so far and I only lost one stud. And luckily, it was a pretty easy repair job. 🙂

This technique can absolutely be used on leather boots, purses or backpacks too. I highly recommend it, as it is much easier on your hands and much less time-consuming than using traditional studs.Studded Converse (easiest DIY ever!!) TGIF! Elsie 

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Photography Assistant: Emma Chapman

  • I am also having this type of shoes but i didn’t use that i hate this type of shoes,after reading your article,i have to change shoe into pasting some stones and it looks good.

  • I plan on making these for my 3 granddaughters. Are the studs you used antique brass or gold? They are perfect just like this. So I would like to do mine exactly as you have done.

  • So coooooooooooool! You’re great. I will show it to my little brother.
    DIY his shoes by himself! Thanks for sharing.

  • I’ve got done super old converse baseball boots, being dying to do donethibg with them. Great idea.

  • oooh what a cool way to jazz up plain old sneakers
    will definitely be trying this out!

  • Adorbs!!!!! Gonna make some for my friends baby. That glue is holding together a dresser drawer in my house as we speak.

  • I love the idea. 🙂
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  • I have been eyeing of some glittery converse and as yet had not committed to them, I think I was unconsciously waiting for this post. This is awesome and on my MUST DO list. Thanks

  • Love little DIYs like this. Plus I’ve come to have a new obsession with converse 🙂

  • Converse are so fun! I think I need to use this as an excuse to get another pair so I can try this DIY!

  • Converse shoes are my favorite! I love the timeless style 🙂

  • I love anything studded and my pink converse need a make over! I’m def going to do this hehe! 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • I love this look!

  • Adorable! So cute and easy! And a great way to cover up shoe stains! 🙂

  • I grew up wearing Converse too. And this is so cute. What a great idea!


  • I like it. Is simple, nice and like a perfect DIY. xa

  • Cute! I love Converse. I have a grey pair and a pair of Thundercats Cheetara ones… Thundercats HO!


  • LOVE!!! These look great!! Thank you so much for sharing. I think I know what I’ll be doing soon 🙂


  • I LOVE this idea! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing!
    xx Chloe

  • I use E6000 in alot of my framing (I frame insects) I like it because its a very sturdy glue, but gentel enough to use on clothing and thick stock paper. I do reccomend though to have a plate handy and pliers on the ready when you open up the tube after use, because that stuff, no matter how hard I try to keep my lid clean, there’s always run off! Problem is, I love the stuff so much! I can sit here and sing praises over E6000 and you can find it at walmart Michales and HobbyLobby!

    Ok, I clearly need to find a life away from E6000!


  • OMG- I was just about to post this EXACT same comment! 😉 Yay! Black converse with silver!

  • My daughter has those exact shoes in a kid’s size. What a cute way to embellish them!

  • They look great, but I don’t think I would ever add something to my converse. I love them just the way they are.

  • Yes, so cute! And I have a pair of beige and a pair of green Converse about I just talked with a fried because I haven´t worn then only twice in my life 🙂 So I know what to do now, thanks a lot 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Oh so cute! I have a pair of black Converse I don’t wear very often. Adding silver grommets to it would be so cute. Thanks for the idea!

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