DIY Cap-Toe Flats

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DIY Cap-Toe Flats
Jessica Begum

It’s easy to turn an old pair of ballet flats into festive holiday shoes. These cap-toe flats are the perfect accessory to wear with your holiday dress, or pair them with jeans for a more casual occasion. Dressed up or down, they’re sure to add a little sparkle to your step this holiday season!

Materials
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Materials

You’ll need a pair of plain leather or canvas ballet flats. Patent leather not recommended. You'll also need painter's tape, scrap paper, gold spray paint, gold glitter, 1/2-inch wide flat paint brush and Mod Podge.

Creating the Cap-Toe
Jessica Begum

Creating the Cap-Toe

Use painter’s tape and scrap paper to cover the ballet flats, exposing only the tip of the shoes. You can use thin strips of painter’s tape to cover the edges of the soles underneath the tip. Make sure the tape is secure against the surface of the shoe and sole, so paint doesn’t leak under.

Spray Paint the Tips
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Spray Paint the Tips

Spray-paint the tips gold and remove the painter’s tape while the paint is slightly wet. This is to keep the paint from flaking off when removing tape. Allow to dry.

Apply Mod Podge
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Apply Mod Podge

Once the paint is dry, re-apply fresh painter's tape to shoes at the edge of the paint and re-cover the soles, just at the tips. No need to cover the shoe in scrap paper this time. Cover the entire tip with a coat of Mod Podge.

Sprinkle With Glitter
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Sprinkle With Glitter

Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter directly onto the wet Mod Podge and press down lightly with your finger. Make sure to cover the entire tip with glitter.

Seal in the Glitter
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Seal in the Glitter

Once covered, apply a coat of Mod Podge over the glitter. Use the side of the brush and carefully lay the Mod Podge on top. The glitter will move around and come up a bit. You can fill in the holes with more glitter.

Remove Tape and Allow to Dry
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Remove Tape and Allow to Dry

Remove painter’s tape while the Mod Podge is still wet. This will keep the edges of the glitter neat and crisp. Note: Mod Podge is milky colored when wet, but will dry crystal clear.

Festive Flats
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Festive Flats

Customize your cap-toe with embellishments to create festive flats that are flat-out fabulous.

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