Turn a simple pair of flats into adorable DIY Cat Toe Shoes with this simple upcycle project!
I form sentimental attachments to inanimate objects. Especially clothing and accessories. I remember where I bought something or who gave it to me. Where I’ve worn the item. Vacations, date nights, fun times with friends and family. I’m also thrifty, and I love the chance to reuse or upcycle items.
These shoes are worn. Clearly. They’ve been to malls and camping. They have scuff marks and are dirty. And I was on the verge of throwing them away. But then I saw the cutest idea to turn them into cat toe shoes. And, since I am a crazy cat lady, I needed to make myself some DIY Cat Toe Shoes.
This was an easy craft that took less than an hour to make. Though I did let the shoes dry for 24 hours before wearing them.
Other than the worn out shoes I also used:
Black fabric paint
White fabric paint
Gray fabric paint
Paintbrushes in various sizes
Using some tape to create a straight line I painted the black cat face. Once it was dry I pulled up the tape and added the ears.
I used just a dash of white for the eyes with a dot of black. And then I used gray paint for the nose and whiskers.
Even with a fresh face lift these shoes won’t last too much longer. But I sure will have fun wearing them for as long as I can.
Looking for more upcycled crafts? Check out my Upcycled Bread Pan Planter or Mini Flower Bud Vases!
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SO SO cute! I love this. I’ve been looking for ways to upcycle some of my things as well just because I can’t bear to part with them.
Thanks! I hope you get a chance to try upcycling your own shoes 🙂
Great idea! Your ballet flats look brand new! I need to try this!!!
I love these – so cute!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Those are so cute! I want a pair.
These are incredibly cute and I love that you’ve given them new life. Pinned 🙂
Michelle F. says
Those are really cute shoes. I love how easy it is to do too.
I saw shoes similar to these for kids, and was really jealous. I had never even thought to make them for myself. Love it!
How cute are these?! My sister would love them!
Jaclyn Anne says
I am a crazy cat lady too and I would love these shoes! I need to check my closet for a pair of light color shoes that I can try this on!! Thanks for the idea 🙂
What a really cute idea and you get to keep wearing your favorite shoes for a while longer!!
Liz Mays says
That is one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen. I totally love how it turned out.
Mary-In the boondocks says
This is so adorable, I am sharing it with my daughter she would definitely make something like this. Thanks for the tutorial.
the cape on the corner says
absolutely YES! from one cat lady to another. 🙂
this is awesome! thank you for sharing!
I love your cat shoes. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Darlene
Suzanne Carillo says
These turned out adorable!
Visiting from Craft Frenzy Friday and love these “cat” shoes. Would love to have you link to What to do Weekends also… open now… http://www.craftsalamode.com/2015/09/what-to-do-weekends-140.html
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Audra @ Renewed Projects says
The cat toes are too cute! And easy enough to make. 🙂
Enzie Shahmiri says
What a fun idea! I wonder how long the fabric paint will stay on. I am visiting from the #HomeMattersParty and hope that you visit me as well.
Adorable idea! What a great way to give old shoes new life!
Super cute! I may try these on some of my daughter’s shoes, she would love it. Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!
While reading your post I thought of animals a person could paint on a pair of white sneakers for instance. What a cool idea. Your kid could go to school every day with different animals on shoes. Maybe paint two different animals on one pair of shoes. Course your kid would need several pairs of shoes but what the hay huh? I’m on roll now, watch out. Your ballet flats are super cute with kitties on them. Could buy shoes at thrift stores to save money or a $store? Enjoy your adorable shoes. Happy weekend
Those are adorable!! I love making something into something new!! Beautiful!! #HomeMattersParty
G’aww!! So nice.