DIY Polka Dot Flats

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Polka dots are the latest trend this season and if you’ve stopped by my About page you know that I’m in love with them. I spotted some in a magazine about a week ago and knew it was love at first sight.

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DSCN1028Materials:  basic black flats, white acrylic paint, sponge brush, reinforcement labels,and clear matte spray paint

DSCN1018 Start laying out your pattern using the labels. If you notice they have a hole in the middle. This is the area you will paint  to make the polka dot design.

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Continue until the entire shoe is covered.

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Pour a little paint into a plastic cup or bowl.

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Dip brush into paint. You only need a small amount on your brush. Use a paper towel to  wipe off the excess before painting.

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Fill in the middle of your circles with paint.  I found it helpful to paint with just the corners of the brush. Continue painting until all the circles are filled in. Repeat on the other shoe.

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Let dry for 20min then pill off the labels.

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If you made any mistakes, like I did, use a Q-tip and finger nail polish remover to clean up any paint splatter.

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In a well ventilated area take your clear spray paint and give your shoes a good coat  on all sides. This will make sure your paint does not chip or scrape off. Let dry for 24hrs.

DSCN1049Enjoy your finished product!

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