Guest post: DIY Cat Toe Shoes

DIY cat toe shoes

Hi! I’m Kate and I blog at Scathingly Brilliant. For my guest post I’m doing a little DIY for all the cat ladies (myself included!) I love the cap-toe trend but I think cat-toes are even better, right? This project is super simple and only took me about 15 minutes tops!

cat toe shoes materials

Materials needed: Shoes (preferably plain with a round-toe and enough room at the front for a cap-toe effect), black paint, brushes, masking tape, white paint and a white marker pen if you don’t have a very steady hand with a brush.

how to make cat toe shoes

First, tape off the tops of the shoes. Really press hard on the tape so that none of your paint will seep through.
diy cat toe shoes
Paint the tops of the shoes black. I did three coats to get a really opaque color but I also wasn’t using the best acrylic paint lol. If you’re using a quality brand name paint one coat should do the trick!
diy cat shoes
When the paint is dry, peel off the tape and add little triangles for ears. You can use painters tape for this too if you aren’t good with freehand.
cat flats
For the eyes, I put a straight-pin in the eraser of a pencil to make a little dotting tool! Dip this lightly in the white paint, and add your eyes. If you mess up, you can always paint over it with black and try again :) To make my cats have some more character, I went back and added a second little black dot in the corner of the white to give the illusion that the cats are looking off to the side.
paint cat shoes
Using an opaque white paint marker — or a fine brush and white paint — add whiskers and a nose!
DIY cat toe shoes
And voila! Pretty little cat toe shoes. If you want a more subtle cat look, you can always skip the face and just have the ears, which would be cute too! You can also play around with the colors and maybe even paint a tail on the back of the shoe!

76 thoughts on “Guest post: DIY Cat Toe Shoes

    • I’ve painted the toes of my shoes before, and found that the paint just cracked when I wore them around, where the top (ball?) of the foot bends while walking! Have you worn them around yet and found any problems with this? or is the paint they far enough forward on the shoe to be okay?

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  5. Doing this, but with my black flats! I used white paint as the head and ears, and black for the facial features, and I’m using pink for the inside ears to add a personal touch! :-) Thanks for the AMAZING tutorial!

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