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Dress up Plain, Cheap Ballet Flats with This Peacock Feather DIY

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The first time I ever saw personalized shoes was in high school when people started drawing with sharpies on their black and white Converse sneakers. I can’t pretend that I didn’t dabble in that trend a bit, but I’ve come a long way since then and I’m excited to show you a super easy and fun way to personalize a cheap pair of flats that isn’t as, um, ugly as those Converse embellishments.

I picked up this blue pair from Old Navy a few weeks ago, and although I intended to just embellish them with a simple polka dot pattern, the color kept bringing me back to peacocks and I just couldn’t resist. So with a gold paint pen and about 30 minutes, I embellished them with gold peacock feathers. I love how they turned out and think you probably need a pair of peacock shoes, too.

DIY Peacock Ballet Flats

Materials:

  • basic suede or fabric flats (I used these ones from Old Navy, which were on sale for $9 in my local store.)
  • gold leafing pen (I used this one from Krylon because I already had it lying around, but you could use gold puff paint or any other gold paint pen.)

Instructions:

Step 1.

Grab your shoes and your paint pen.

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Step 2.

Start at the back of one shoe and draw a line with an oval at the end, as shown. Then draw a circle inside of it.

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Step 3.

Next draw a little upside down heart (or Pacman) inside of the inner circle. This is the base of all your peacock feathers.

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Step 4.

Now draw soft curved lines coming out of the outer circle, all the way down onto the feather stem until it resembles a peacock feather.

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Step 5.

Repeat steps 2-4 on other parts of your shoes until you have as many feathers as you desire.

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Step 6.

Let paint dry completely before wearing.

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