• DIY: Gold Toe Flats

    Two toned gold toe flats have been on my mind lately since I spotted this Jimmy Choo pair, and I thought it would be a really easy DIY to turn any pair of flats into a gold two toned pair for your holiday parties. Or just a trip down the street to the grocery store. Plus, it would nicely hide scuff marks around the toe on an old pair (thanks for that tip, reader Andrea!)

    I started with this purple $15 pair from Target. I went the patent leather route because I worried about the texture of spray painted cotton. 
     I tore off a large piece of scrap paper and added a piece of tape at the top
    Then I wrapped that tape and paper around the toe, leaving exposed the area I want to be gold. I also added tape around the bottom to protect the sole. I carefully pressed that tape down firmly on the edge to be sure there weren’t any holes where paint could leak through.
    Then I sprayed metallic gold spray paint (after opening a few windows). I made sure to be at a decent distance for an even exposure.
    After letting it dry for a couple hours, rip off the tape/paper and you’re holiday party ready!
    Also, here are a couple other DIY holiday fashion ideas from the archives: 

      
  • 38 comments

    1. sexdate said… January 16, 2012 4:38 pm

      You have a great weblog and I like your style of writing about this sexdate4all stuff. Keep up the good work!

    2. Sara said… December 1, 2011 4:30 pm

      I love these! So much so that I had to do it for myself! I'm posting a blog post about them on my blog tomorrow morning (and, of course, linking back to your tutorial)! Thanks so much for the fantastic idea!!!

    3. Ladders said… November 30, 2011 4:17 am

      Those look really good. And if I dare say it quite simple to do.

    4. Mara Kofoed said… November 29, 2011 12:42 pm

      SO brilliant. How on earth do you do it woman? Your creativity is some of the best ever. I love it. And I adore your blog.

    5. AmberLee said… November 29, 2011 12:54 am

      Liz! How do you do it? they are so fabulous, and you are giving me hope that I might still be chic for the holidays.remember and love the sequins too.

    6. Deanna said… November 27, 2011 9:11 am

      Awesome! I love this idea!

    7. Jessica said… November 26, 2011 2:04 pm

      I totally just did this with the taupe color from target and a gold paint marker instead of spray paint (the spray paint i got ended up being more bronze than gold). SO cute!

    8. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said… November 21, 2011 11:46 am

      BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

    9. Paula said… November 18, 2011 11:53 am

      so easy and it looks great, thanks for sharing :)

    10. Melissa said… November 17, 2011 5:53 am

      What a brilliant and fun idea! I may have to go get a cheap pair of shoes and try this!

    11. Gloria said… November 16, 2011 12:24 pm

      Umm you are a GENIUS! I must rifle through my shoe closet for some flats now :-)

    12. kasey @ girl in the gray house said… November 15, 2011 7:03 am

      how cute! i'll have to give this a try!

    13. Debsie_K said… November 15, 2011 6:04 am

      These are awesome!

    14. Heidi said… November 15, 2011 4:49 am

      I featured your blog today in a post about my Top Ten New (to me) blogs, if you're interested in checking it out: http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/2011/11/toptentuesday-best-new-to-me-blogs.html.

    15. la la Lovely said… November 14, 2011 11:09 pm

      What a great idea and EASY idea. Love it! I'll def be linking to this post in my fans this week!xo Trina

    16. michelle kimball said… November 14, 2011 9:56 pm

      LOVE and those other ideas are brilliant too!

    17. likeschocolate said… November 14, 2011 6:20 pm

      Good job!

    18. Lauren at TwIn Style said… November 14, 2011 2:46 pm

      I love this idea, but do you think it will be durable? I guess if the paint started to chip off, you could always re-paint them…

    19. Liz Stanley said… November 14, 2011 2:11 pm

      Emily, sequin elbow patches? Yes, please! Can't wait to see the results

    20. Liz Stanley said… November 14, 2011 2:11 pm

      andrea, LOVE that idea of hiding scuff marks on an old pair. Just added that into the post with a shoutout :)

    21. Andrea @ Strawberry Chic said… November 14, 2011 1:57 pm

      What a fun idea! I wonder if it would cover up some of the scuff marks on my old leather flats?! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    22. Emily @ Little Bits of Delight said… November 14, 2011 1:56 pm

      All your tutorials are so inspiring! You've got me thinking about some sequin elbow patches now. ♥

    23. patricia mast said… November 14, 2011 1:51 pm

      Super cute, love it

    24. makeupandpearls said… November 14, 2011 1:22 pm

      omg. LOVE THIS!!!

    25. Kirsteen said… November 14, 2011 12:32 pm

      Gorgeous! Perfect for the season.

    26. Katie said… November 14, 2011 11:47 am

      Love this! I must do it.

    27. michelle said… November 14, 2011 10:25 am

      radical. I already have the gold spraypaint too!

    28. Sara said… November 14, 2011 9:43 am

      This is fantastic! I'm always afraid to DIY with clothing items, but with $15 Target flats, I think it just might be worth it! Thanks for the idea!

    29. Eliza Jane said… November 14, 2011 9:42 am

      Thanks for this DIY! I LOVE the look!http://elizaoverthemoon.blogspot.com

    30. marissa needle said… November 14, 2011 9:36 am

      awesome, i've been loving the jcrew ones too!

    31. gina f said… November 14, 2011 9:35 am

      oooh LOVE! so chic

    32. Christa aka The BabbyMama said… November 14, 2011 7:38 am

      Wow, they turned out absolutely fab!!

    33. teresita said… November 14, 2011 7:26 am

      great idea!! I'm going for it!! Creative!

    34. Sara said… November 14, 2011 7:04 am

      I love this!

    35. Zoë {Conversation Pieces} said… November 14, 2011 7:01 am

      Brilliant! I am so going to try this… thank you! :)

    36. debbiecutieface said… November 14, 2011 6:39 am

      I am SO doing this.

    37. Heidi said… November 14, 2011 6:03 am

      LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I linked to it on my blog: http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/2011/11/mondaymust-diy-t-shirt-yarn.html

    38. jillian :: cornflake dreams. said… November 14, 2011 5:44 am

      love those gold tipped ballet flats! xoxo jillian:: StyleMint Giveaway!

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