Dying to give ballet flats a makeover? There are many DIY ways to go about it. No matter your style, there is a way to give ballet flats a makeover that is sure to make you smile. Apart from the cuteness factor, these DIY projects are also easy to do. Using one or two materials, you will be on your way to having a “new” pair of insanely adorable ballet flat shoes.
1 Cap Toe
Painting the toe section is one of the ways to give ballet flats a makeover. This method is incredibly easy. You simply tape off the toes of your plain flat shoes, spray paint in metallic color, and you're done. Don't you just love easy fashion DIY projects?
Have you ever met Beads in a Bottle? This is a Tulip product that will surely make shoe DIY projects a whole lot easier for you. They're great for giving boring black ballet flats a designer-inspired studded style.
So cute! This project can be a bit messy but if you love to play with Mod Podge and glitter, you will not want to give this a pass. If hearts are a bit too twee for you, you can also choose to glitter stencil other shapes. Skulls will work, actually.
These DIY ballet flats are goshdarn cute as well. This project is similar to the cap toe idea but instead of a solid color section, you will also be adding dainty polka dots to your shoes. The dots are unpainted sections; before you spray paint the cap toe, you place foam dots on your shoes so that you'll have lovely dots in the end. Clever!
These are insanely gorgeous. Not only will dyeing fabric ballet flats give you a trendy pair of shoes, this could also be a perfect DIY for bridesmaids. To give your shoes an ombre treatment, you prepare your dye bath, dip your shoes, and let dry. Easy!
These darling shoes are inspired by a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs ballet flats. The designer pair costs more than $200. But if you're feeling crafty, you can easily give a pair of glitter ballet flats a lovely mousy makeover, and spend only a fraction of the designer price!
I love ballet flats with ankle straps even though said straps are not exactly kind on the shape of my calves. If your legs are much daintier, I suggest that you try this 3-in-1 ballet flat DIY tutorial. I love the studded tiny belt idea.
A combination of studs and animal prints? This is a DIY project for the fiercely fashionable. You take a pair of ballet flats in chic animal print, glue studs, let dry, and that's it. Where you glue the studs is entirely up to you. You can choose to cover only the back side or do only the toe sections.
Not contented with painting just a section of your ballet flats? You can go the "PS-I Made This" way by painting dots all over your shoes! This project will call for puffy paint. You can choose a single color but using several and dotting them in patterns will be all sorts of stylish and fun.