DIY Painted Monogramed Ballet Flats
So simple and fun…
I’ve been really getting back into crafting lately (see my latest here!) and truly nothing makes me feel like myself more than crafting. Baking also fills that void for me, but man, nothing beats a good old-fashioned craft!
I’ve had my eye on a pair of monogramed flats for a while now, and while at Target a few weeks ago I was browsing the craft section it occurred to me that I could totally make them if I wanted! Like, who’s stopping me?! So that’s just what I did. I picked up a few shades of acrylic paint, brushes, and ordered a pair of ballet flats online.
Honestly, I used to do this all the time in high school. I’d go to Payless and pick up a pair of wedges and paint the wedge, if you can believe it. So really this craft isn’t all that new… just a good throwback!
But seriously, it really is the easiest craft of all time and the options are ENDLESS. These would be so fun to do with kids too, don’t you think?!
2 acrylic paint colors (I was really feeling the fun greens!)
Painted Monogram Ballet Flats
Step : 1
Use the pencil to mark out your letter on each shoe. The pencil didn’t really show up, but it was helpful for me to visualize spacing, etc.
Step : 2
Take you main paint color and just GO FOR IT… you got this! I used this letter chart that I pinned as inspiration. Having this as visualization in front of me really helped. Also, each color will take at least two coats!
Step : 3
Add the drop shadow color next again. Again, this was really helpful to use as a visual.
Step : 4
Clean up the lines. I just went back over the main color (“sea glass”) after the drop shadow was painted. Just to make sure everything looked neat and tidy!
Step : 5
Let dry… and be patient!
Step : 6
Take out for a spin and show off what you made!
Like I said, it couldn’t be easier or more fun! I hope you enjoy this craft!
Happy painting and crafting, friends! xx