DIY Spotlight: Dip Dye Ombre Ballerina Flats❤

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I recently saw these bad boys on Polyvore’s Facebook page and thought I should share it on my blog because it looked like some fun DIY crafts you can do during the summer. So I found some instruction online on this website called Unique USA, which I will include below so check out the awesomeness below 🙂

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tutorial

Materials:
– ballet flats (mine are poly satin and faux suede from H&M, but works best with natural fabrics like suede and cotton)
– RIT liquid dye ( purple, fuschia, and teal)
– measuring spoons
– gloves
Steps:
1. Create your dye baths. First, boil water. You will need about 4 liters.  For the fuschia dye bath, pour about 1 1/4 liters of water, along with 3 tablespoons of salt into a container. Then, add about 3 tablespoons of fuschia RIT dye. For the purple dye bath, pour about 1 1/4 liters of water, along with 3 tablespoons of salt into a container.  Then, add about 2 tablespoons of fuschia RIT dye and 3 tablespoons  purple RIT dye.  After, for the teal dye bath, pour about 1 1/4 liters of water, along with 3 tablespoons of salt into a container.  Then, add about 3 tablespoons of teal.
2.  If your ballet flat has a bow, you can tape it to the inside to prevent it from dying. Then for the fuschia/pink ballet flat version, quickly dip the front end of the flat into the fuschia dye bath. Then dip only about 1″ into the dye bath for a couple minutes, so the tip of the flat is richer in color. Let this dry. For the purple/teal ballet flat version, quickly dip the front end of the flat into the purple dye. Then dip only about 1″ into the dye bath for a couple minutes, so the tip of the flat is richer in color.
3.  To finish up the purple/teal version, paint on the teal dye with the sponge brush.  Leave a gap of about 1 1/2″ unpainted.
4. Afterwards, run the sponge brush under water until fully clean. Then, paint on water at the edge to smoothen the ombre. Let fully dry.

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  • fon

    Wow. That’s cool!

    • I know right i found it on Polyvore’s facebook page and i would love to try it once summer vacation starts

  • Iva

    I am also gathering courage to try it, it is unmatched feeling to wear something you have customized with your own hands 🙂

    • you should try it. do it first on an old pair of flats to just test it out and once you feel like you have perfected it buy a really nice pair of flats and do it on the one you will wear to go places. xx 🙂

  • Nerissa

    When are you making me my pair? These are so cool!!