DIY Cat Toe Flats by Cat & Bot

Greetings JAA readers! My name is Cathy and I blog over at Cat & Bot. I’m also a jewelry designer and content creator. Cap toe shoes are a big trend this year and the Internet loves cats. What do you get when you combine the two? Cat toe shoes– or in this case, cat toe flats :)
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Here’s what you’ll need:
  1. A pair of flats (preferably with a round-toe)
  2. Black and white fabric paint
  3. Artist tape
  4. Large and small paint brushes
  5. Bobby pin

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Tape off the top of the flats and remember to press down firmly. We don’t want the paint to seep through.  photo 2_zpsa1135b79.png
Continue taping along the rim to make sure the paint doesn’t touch the non-fabric part of the flats.  photo 3_zpse6a61903.png
Grab your paint brush and start painting! I did one coat of black fabric paint. Depending on how deep you want the color to be, one coat should work just fine.  photo 10_zps7f12a3b1.png
Carefully remove the tape and paint small triangles for the ears.  photo 6_zps8b5daf6e.png
Grab your trusty bobby pin!  photo 7_zps14118b23.png
Dip the bobby pin into the white fabric paint and gently poke a dot for the eyes :)  photo 8_zps4b090341.png
With a small angled paint brush, lightly make short strokes for the whiskers. Don’t worry if you mess up, you can always paint over and try again. You can also use white paint marker for finer strokes.
And ta-da! A pair of purrfect cat-toe flats for a playful and casual day out.
Thank you so much for reading, and to Julie for letting me guest post for you all today! Let me know what you guys think in the comments below, or feel free to pop by my blog/channel for more DIYs.

  1. Erika 2 years ago

    aw this is sooo cute. :)

  2. Sarah De Baer 2 years ago


  3. Cara Howard 2 years ago

    I LOVE THESE so much – and honestly, these look like the BEST flats ever. What brand are they?

  4. So cute!!

  5. Purple Ivy 2 years ago

    I’ve seen a few of these cat face pumps and what a great idea making your own. Thank you so much for sharing.


  6. PinkStripeySocks 2 years ago

    So cute!!!!

  7. Janine Maral 2 years ago

    genius! i will be doing this soon.

    – Janine

  8. laurenbonez 2 years ago

    What a cute and simple DIY. Definitely going to give this a try! :)

  9. lolly 2 years ago

    Oh my gosh! I am definitely not a huge flats fan (at least on me because I have size 10 feet and I feel they make my feet look even longer) BUT these are SO SO CUTE!! I just might have to slap myself and get on this.

  10. NatashaMay 2 years ago

    That is so adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  11. Michelle Houde 2 years ago

    Hahaha! I am not a cat person but this is adorable!! 😀

  12. Aubrey 2 years ago

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  13. Aubrey 2 years ago

    Adorable? Do the flats need to be canvas for the paint to work?

  14. Vanessa 2 years ago
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  16. Beverly Catherine 2 years ago

    Love it , this is really cute . I really like how its quick and easy and in the end you get a cute cat , everyone wins .x

    Beverly |

  17. Anonymous 2 years ago

    What brand of shoes are they?

  18. itsjpei 1 year ago

    Ahhh these are so cute! Also saw them on Pinterest.

  19. emily 4 months ago

    can anyone please tell me the brand of flats used ? or at least what flats would work well .

  20. Gmama 3 months ago

    Very nice!! Did you seal them after? How long did the paint last? I’m thinking that spraying them with waterproof shoe spray might…seal the deal.

    I’m thinking of doing these for Christmas. Customized colours for friends who have cats! Green eyes, white whiscars, pink nose on a grey shoe for “Seba”. Right!

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