DIY: Merlot and Coppertone in Caps

22.10.12

DIY fashion Bloggers Shoes

Copper and metallic tones have been on my mind throughout the seasons, yet I have not had a chance to finish this project until recently. A month or so ago, I started a makeover on my patent leather flats, then had other lovable distractions to fill my time.

The present timing to showcase the result is better anyway given that fact that I added a few bells and whistles. These burgundy flats were simply a pair that I had purchased on my way to a meeting one daystilettos were on, a downpour of rain was definitely happening, and my feet were seeking immediate comfort! But, I have plenty of plain flats now!

Here is my custom version of (copper) cap toe embellished soles. I am pleased with the turnout. The copper colour is extremely unique and goes well with my mixed metal tone obsession.
*Note: This project can be quite messy, so please be careful. Reminder: Ultra chic apparel is not recommended for this crafting session!

Materials:
Grosgrain ribbon
Heavy duty glue (for fabric and metal)
Pliers Scissors
Spray paint-copper (metal finish)
Spray sealant/
Studs
Tape
Trim: beads (2)
1 Pair of flats
Optional:
Needle and thread
Awl
   
To begin, I taped the area where I wanted the cap toe effect on my shoes to be, then used copper spray paint (with metal finish) carefully spraying around the top and sole area. Next, let paint dry for a few minutes then spray your sealant fixative so that the paint won't chip.

Next, I added prong studs around the edges of the shoe and atop the band (optional), then spray painted once more, but over the studs this time. I wanted a mixed metal tone for these so I left the top portion of the studs silver.


Trim Options:
To embellish my flats I created a bow by cutting grosgrain ribbon approx.12-14cm length, folding the ribbon in a loop to desired bow shape. After twisting the ribbon in the back use needle and thread to tighten the bow, you may also attach any other trim that you want on the bow. I used a bead and hand tacked each piece to the ribbon. lastly, glue the bow to the top part of the flats to finish! Repeat this step for the other shoe. *For a no sew bow application you may use fabric glue or other adhesive to attach the bows as well.
 
 



59 comments

  1. lovely! the end result looks really good! well done! :)

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  2. Aw these are so pretty...could you make me a pair too :) Its a brilliant diy with very professional results.

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  3. Beautiful ... looks like a new pair of shoes! 

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  4. Hi sweetie, Hope you had a lovely weekend.

    Aw I love these flats my dear!!! Amazing DIY as always, love the metallic tones, the studs and pretty little touches are beautiful :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  5. francesca romana capizzi22 October

    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaah, you ARE A GENIUS!!!!
    I love them!
    Don't Call
    Me Fashion Blogger


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  6. WOW!  what an amazing DIY!  Your creativity is always impressive.  And I love that you really made the cap toed trend your own.

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  7. These are so pretty--great work . . 

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  8. wow amazing!
    they look so cute and professionally made. love! :)

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  9. You never fail to amaze me, you're brilliant! x

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  10. I could not love this any more than I do!!! Love burgundy, patent flats and copper.  I've been reluctant to buy the metal cap toe because most of the ones I've seen look too stark of a contrast.  The metal is too shiny for my taste.  These are perfection.  If I saw them in the store I'd buy them in a second and wouldn't even look at the price :) xoxo

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  11. Oh my, what a fabulous DIY project! Your shoes turned out just perfectly! I'm obsessed!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  12. Cheryl van den Berg22 October

    Wow, that is a shiny copper. The flats look like they came this way! I love the bow and stud details that you added too, and that you kept the burgundy and just put the copper on the caps!

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  13. such a great DIY! love the bow, so cute! have a fabulous monday dear! :-)

    Babi

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  14. Natalie_BFR22 October

    wow!! Amazin DIY!!! I like it!

    xoxo

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  15. Amazing DIY, darling!
    I am impressed!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle22 October

    You are so incredibly creative with your diys Madison, if only I wasn't the world's laziest diy-er! I have been wanting a pair of cap toe heels or flats this fall...wishing some of your diy handiness would rub off on me!

    xo Mary Jo

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  17. SACRAMENTO Amate22 October

    Fantastic DIy, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. such a great idea! and it looks easy enough :)


    xoxo,


     



    Fashion Fractions



     

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  19. Thanks Mary Jo! I'm certain you can tackle this one, It's quite easy. xo Happy Monday!

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  20. Thanks Vix, really appreciate the compliment. These were my favourite so far!

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  21. :) Thanks so much Alexis! 

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  22. So glad you liked it too Dawn! I cannot wait to wear them out! xx 

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  23. Bravoeruneay22 October

    I am aleays impressed with your DIY projects and these flats look amazing!

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  24. Rowena Rolala Loves22 October

    I love this DIY! Those flats look super chic! Thanks for sharing!

    Rowena @ rolala lovesEnter my Blogiversary Giveaway!

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  25. I love the contrast of colors and you made it look so easy!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  26. They look so good Madison!!! I love the accents you added to them. You're good! Is a designer shoe career and shop in your future? You have the talent!
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  27. Seriously.  You're brilliant at fashion. 

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  28. Fifth n Sixth23 October

    Wow! Totally awesome. That's brilliant, hope to try it out someday - we're so lazy!

    xx
    5th&6th

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  29. Oh wow, these came out looking fabulous, you did an amazing job. I am loving the combination of the burgundy and the copper, then those cute bows with the rhinestones just make these perfect, they're quite different from any of the other diy cap toes I've seen. They look beautiful.

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  30. tia_cherie23 October

    Wow this is amazing; you are so creative and talented. I love this style of shoe but I am yet to own any (have to borrow them from my sister) so this is definitely something I'd like to try. I never would have thought about this for a DIY.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com 

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  31. Chris ed23 October

    Wow these are so cute! I love the result, really great DIY! kisses chris

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  32. Stylish ByNature23 October

    WOW !! Great DIY .... Must try :) Kisses

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  33. Your flats look adorable!  I love how they turned out!

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  34. OMG..this is unbelievable!!!! the final look is so pretty!!..awesome:)









    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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  35. Limodawimp23 October

    wow! great diy, love it.
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  36. Marcela23 October

    Wow great idea!!! very creative!!!
    Want us to follow by Bloglovin and facebook too? let me know...
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  37. Those came out awesome - so cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  38. I love the idea of making your own cap toe shoes - you are so creative :)


    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  39. I seriously cannot even begin to tell you how exquisite this DIY came out. When I first spotted the photographs on Instagram they looked incredible; but they are even more stunning here. The colors are so divine for fall!!  :)

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  40. Fantastic. You have made an ordinary pair of shoes extraordinary. Xxxx

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  41. Lifeandbows23 October

    Madison you are so talented!! The shoes came out beautiful. I wish I had a DIY gene somewhere.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  42. Thank you Daniella! I'm loving copper hues so much lately.

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  43. :) Thanks for the sweet comment. 

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  44. haha, hhmm, perhaps! You just never know, but I'm open to  the idea Kim. :-) Enjoy your day dear.

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  45. Thank you Kate for the lovely comment! It's quite easy just takes a bit of patience. personalisation is always best!  :)

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  46.  I'm really happy with the result. Thanks Dvora! xx

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  47. cool DIY!

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  48. Novelstyle24 October

    OMG! U r sooo talented! They look amazing :D
    xoxo

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    OH! Don' forget to check my Anna Dello Russo at H&M GIVEAWAY :).

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  49.  Thank you! I had been wanting to share and finish this for a while. So glad that the result was great. xo

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  50. Oh wow... great job! I still haven't done any DIY projects on my shoes as I'm afraid I'd mess up and the not be able to wear them :/ Loving the sequin look on boots or the neon cap toe

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  51. Thank you Zhanna! This was one of my favourites to do so far. I'm so happy with the result. Have a great w/e. xx

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  52. Thanks so much for your sweet comment. :)

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  53. The Dainty Dolls House29 October

    Those are marvellous, you clever doll you ;) xx

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  54. Lorena Lorena30 October

    Nicely done... 
    It looks very very Ferragamo!

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