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: 


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!!!

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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