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DIY: Chic color-blocked flats for St. Patrick's Day

March 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM ET

Brit Morin
Brit Morin

No one wants to get pinched on Sunday! The key to fashionably rocking St. Patty's Day is to wear green without totally overdoing it.

Color-blocking is a fashion trend that's still on fire and now, the trend has come to shoes. To bring in the Irish spirit, we've taken a pair of green ballet flats and painted the toes gold to make for an extra chic look that can be worn any time of the year.

This project from Brit + Co. is simple, stylish, and easy to do in under 10 minutes — perfect for budding DIY'ers and master crafters alike.

Brit Morin
Brit Morin

Materials:

  • Ballet flats
  • Painter's tape
  • Gold spray paint
  • Plastic bags
Brit Morin
Brit Morin

If your flats have a bow or anything else decorative at the top, snip it off.

Brit Morin
Brit Morin

Tape off your shoe 2-3 inches from the top. Use a plastic bag to cover up the rest of your shoe and tape along the same line. Now, spray paint!

Brit Morin
Brit Morin

You may need to do a couple coats depending on what type of material your shoes are. Ours were a material similar to microsuede, making them slightly absorbent so we did two coats. Let dry for at least 15 minutes, and then peel off the tape.

Repeat with as many shoes as you like, and feel free to experiment with different designs.

Brit Morin
Brit Morin
Brit Morin
Brit Morin

Look at all those darling gold-tipped shoes in a row! Love it.

Want to see more DIY tutorials from this morning's St. Patrick's Day segment? Check out Brit's wrap up on Brit + Co.

Video: If you haven’t prepared for St. Patrick’s Day this coming weekend, don’t panic. Lifestyle expert Brit Morin shares her DIY tips for everything from St. Patty’s-inspired shoes to shamrock cupcakes.

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