Channel Your Inner 80s Teen with DIY Neon Converse
Child of the 80s or 90s? Us too! And we have some seriously fond memories of our old school sneaks with VELCRO® fasteners. That’s why when we got our latest shipment of colorful Velcro Industries goodness packed to the max with ONE-WRAP® straps, we immediately knew we had to make 80s-inspired sneakers without laces.
For this simple hack, we took a pair of pink Converse All Stars, took out the laces, and replaced them with ridiculously colorful Velcro® ONE-WRAP® Brights. Read on for the quick how-to!
– Converse All Stars (preferably pink!)
– VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP® Brights
Loving all of these springtime colors!
1. Pull your first strap through the top shoelace hole on the right.
2. Let the large end catch on the inside of the hole and pull the rest of the ONE-WRAP® Strap through.
3. Fold over the top and lace through the next hole.
4. Twist, fold, and attach!! Repeat down your shoe.
Loving all these bright colors!
What cool things have you made using VELCRO® Brand products? Any ideas for projects we should try here at Brit HQ? Talk to us in the comments below.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!