While I was in Old Navy recently, looking at some shirts, I came across these rockin’ neon pointy-toed flats. I fell in love with the shape and the color (and the price!), and thought right away that they’d be perfect for a little golden project that I’ve been thinking of for a while now. So I snatched ’em up.
If you want golden toes, too, here’s what you’ll need:
- plain flats
- gold leaf
- two craft paintbrushes
- ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
Start by taping off the area that you’d like to gild (ScotchBlue tape has become my favorite for gold leaf projects — it makes nice, clean borders). Make sure you tape the area where the shoe meets the sole also.
Paint a liberal amount of ModPodge on the taped-off area.
Gently lay gold leaf over the ModPodge and carefully pat it down using a clean, dry paintbrush.
Let dry completely, and carefully peel off the tape. Use the dry paintbrush to brush away any excess gold leaf.
You’re ready to step out! I love how these look. It’s probably best to be a little careful with these guys (don’t wear them in the rain or to a monster truck rally or anything crazy like that). But other than that, have a ball making them and wearing them. xoxo