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December 19, 2011

DIY: Glitter cap toe flats

Exactly two weeks ago, I included these as one of my Tuesday Temptations. I mean, glitter cap toe flats? Perfection! But the price tag...not so much.

Not being super crafty (though I have good intentions), a DIY project wasn't the first thing that came to mind. But when a "you can totally do that" moment hit me like a ton of bricks, I knew I had to try it out! And let me give you fair warning. This is so easy you're going to think that I've insulted your intelligence by making a step-by-step guide!

As soon as I made up my mind, I immediately began my search for the perfect pair of inexpensive flats (ones that I wouldn't be too upset about ruining) and found these online at Target for $20. They're a bit different than the Giuseppe Zanottis, but I'm totally loving how the smoking flat look makes it even more unique.

So! On to what you'll need:


Step 1: Tape off the area you'll be covering with glitter to create the cap toe.

Step 2: Brush on the glue. I suggest a clear tacky glue.

Step 3: Sprinkle on the glitter.

Step 3a: These flats happened to have an adorable little strip down the back that I thought would be fun to put glitter on as well. Because can you really have too much? The answer is no. You can't.

Step 4: Allow to dry.

Step 5: Peel off the tape and wear!

See, I told you it was simple! The whole project took me all of 15 minutes to complete and the results are a fun and unique pair of flats! And you can be as creative as you want with the color combos (the flats I used also come in teal) and designs. One thing I would suggest, however, is that the shoes be suede, as I think the added texture helps the glue adhere better.

And that's it! And all for less than $30! I can definitely see myself doing this again to other pairs of shoes in the future. A pair of pointy pumps would be awesome with a glitter toe! Or even ombre glitter. Oooh...the possibilities are endless!

What do you think? Will you be DIY-ing your shoes anytime soon?

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  1. Very cool...I need to do more DIY!!

    XOXO - Krystin

  2. These are great- I don't think I would ever think of DIY'ing a pair of shoes but what an easy & fun way to get a pair of glittery shoes!

  3. OMG they look amazing!! I tried to do this to a pair of heels a while ago & lets just say our poor carpet has never been the same lol. They're so cuuuute can't wait to see you do an outfit post with them :)

  4. Nice! Never tried DIY-ing a shoe before. Can't believe it only took you about 15mins.

  5. Great idea! I'm definitely going to try it! And can I come to the DIY party :-)

  6. What a fantastic idea! And everyone would think that you bought them that way...it looks like they were meant to have the glitter. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Lovely! I just bought those same loafers in a leopard color! Super adorable! I also a month ago I just did a DIY glitter cap toe to my black ballet flat shoes! Ill be posting my DIY this week! Come check it out! Would love if you could follow my blog via GFC


  8. Grat idea i'll try it for sure thanks alot


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