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?!

Supplies Needed:

ballet flats (I bought these for the color , but these are cheaper!)

2 acrylic paint colors (I was really feeling the fun greens!)

paint brushes (I really like the options in this pack!)


drop cloth

stencils (Only if you want them! But I just drew free handed using this as inspiration.)

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!

Hoping this gets your creative ideas flowing (here’s all of my inspiration), and if it does, I’d LOVE to see what you come up with. Make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can re-share!

Happy painting and crafting, friends! xx


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  1. Those are so sweet! I am going to plan on decorating some with our junior bridesmaids for my daughter’s wedding. This will be a great little bonding craft for them.

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