ballet flats 3 ways

Nothing gives us greater craft-joy then upgrading simple basics. Today we tried out three simple techniques to give your girl (or your) flats a little extra something. We snagged these at H&M, but Joe Fresh has some perfect ones here, too. Here’s what you’ll do:

DIPPED //  For the asymmetrical gold dipped flats, all you need is painter’s tape and gold spray paint! Tape of your desired design and then cover the rest of the shoe with paper towel to avoid getting any over-spray. Let each coat dry, we only needed two, and then remove the tape! Easy, right?

ballet flats three ways

CONFETTIED // These were taken from our friend Kelly over at the flawless Studio DIY. We told her we had to make a mini-pair and she so sweet to let us snag her tutorial. Find the steps here.

TASSELED // We found this simple metallic gold cording at our local craft store. There are lots of techniques for making tassels, but we created an even easier way!tassle flat and miss j handmade headband Cut 5-6 strips of cording and then using a glue gun you’ll dot each one, one at a time, right in the middle. Then layer each piece of cord on top of one another, creating this sunburst shape. Then fold all the pieces down and wrap with the last piece of cording, glueing it in place. Then super glue the tassel in place on the shoe and you’re done!

how to make a tassel

So do you have a favorite? If you make these (or any of our other crafts) tag #SFprojects so we can check it out and share with everyone!

More Shoe Upgrades in case you missed them:

Canvas Sneakers // Patriotic Flag sneakers


✔H&M Flats with the bows removed

✔Glitter paper, gold cording, and gold spray paint found at Hobby Lobby.

✔Our model is sporting a Miss J Handmade headband, MJH launched their new site and fall line of blankets, leggings, headbands and more today, we’re loving the Big Dipper line.




  • Jesse
    October 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

    oh so cute! please do something like this for little boys shoes too:)

  • Kelly @ Studio DIY
    October 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Oh my goodness, these turned out SO cute!!!! I love the little tassel ones too!!

  • Autum
    October 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I second Jesse about the little boys shoes!!! This would be a cute Christmas gift idea though for my nieces.

  • Hannah
    October 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Oh my oh my oh my!!! Gotta make the gold dipped happen for my girlies! And maybe for me

  • Eden Garcia
    December 16, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Very creative. I think we all have that certain side in us that is just itching to get out. Those are really great. Would love to see some more designs.

  • Silvana
    October 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    This is really great! I will definitely give it a try!

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