zipper ruffle ballet flats

 I know, I know, here I go again with my zippers!! BUT at least it’s not a zipper flower. this time….. Anyways, I found these basic gray (haha, get it?) ballet flats on clearance for a few bucks at TJ Maxx. I added a double zipper ruffle to the front and they went from drab to fab in a matter of minutes! And let me tell ya, I LOVE ’em. L.O.V.E. them.
I was a little worried that the ruffle might not work, but the ruffles actually turned out so much better than I thought!! Can I say it one more time, I love how these turned out!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Oh those are so CUTE!

  2. 2

    These are the cutest things ever!!! You are a crafting genius!

  3. 3

    Your creativeness always amazes me! These are fabulous!

  4. 4

    That is beyond adorable! I have to know how you did that, flats are my favorite thing to wear these days!

  5. 5

    These are so cute!! I can't wait for the tutorial! You're so crafty :)

  6. 6
    Christine ~ JAZ Creations

    Oh! Those turned out super cute!!!

  7. 7
    Kim's Treasures

    SOOO CUTE!!!

  8. 8
    Kim @ seven thirty three

    I love these! And TJ Maxx has some great finds at times, huh?

  9. 9

    cute, of course! :)

  10. 10

    Can't wait for the tutorial! What a great idea!

  11. 11
    Party Box Design

    love! you are so creative, seriously!

  12. 12

    Those are so adorable! Can't wait for the tutorial. Great job!

  13. 13

    Absolutley stinkin' adorable! Can hardly wait for the tutorial.

  14. 14

    I want to steal these right off of your feet!!! I LOVE them! May just have to run to TJ maxx to see if they have some at mine.

  15. 15

    Freaking awesome! Look whose blog is growing like crazy! You will pass me up soon!

  16. 16

    Again…super adorable. I need to go buy some zippers so that I can recreate some of this fabulousness!!!!

  17. 17

    Oooh, I love em!!!! These are just too adorable! Your blog is lovely, too!

  18. 18
    Lanie Ree

    I am heading to TJ Maxx right after work. You are so cute and creative!

  19. 19
    Emily Call

    pure genius! Love them!

  20. 20
    Frugal Home Design

    Those are so cute. Good Job.

  21. 21
    Amanda @ Serenity Now


  22. 22

    SO clever and SUPER cute!! I just love your blog!

  23. 23

    I saw these in my email (subscribe) and had to comment! They turned out so cute! Love them!

  24. 24
    Mariesa M.

    Cute shoes!! I would've never thought to use zippers. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  25. 25

    Ok, am I the only one that doesn't get "basic-grey"?

  26. 26
    Devin & Ruthann

    So So cute! How did you make them ruffle?

  27. 27
    Devin & Ruthann

    So So cute! How did you make them ruffle?

  28. 28
    Charly Dan's Crafts

    I L.O.V.E them too! I can't wait to see how you did it! :)

  29. 29

    I found some flats that look almost just like yours this last weekend and I was trying to decide how to fabulize them. There's the answer to my question!

  30. 30

    Love the shoes!! Kaaaa-ute!!!

  31. 31

    You always come up with the best ideas! I love the shoes! I can't wait until your tutorial so I can make some!

  32. 32
    Kristen Andrews

    very cute!

  33. 33
    Michelle @ Sweet Something


  34. 34
    Charlotte: One Project at a Time

    Love these! I can not wait to see the tutorial I just bought some plain black ballet slippers on clearance at Target.

  35. 35

    i love these. you're so smart. Can't wait for your tutorial.

  36. 36

    I absolutely love the way these look!

  37. 37

    Oh My Goodness-these are darling! Your have a wonderful blog! Way to go Girlie!

  38. 38

    I am now coveting these shoes. Great job!!

  39. 39
    Morning T

    I absolutely LOVE those shoes! How did you attach the zipper and does it hurt the tops of your feet when you wear them? You seriously need to be selling these…I'd buy a pair in a heartbeat!
    Happy V-Day weekend to you.

  40. 40

    Those are absolutely adorable! I love them and can't wait for the tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing.

  41. 41
    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    This is so neat! I love the way they look on these flats!

  42. 42
    Diane {}

    so cute and very creative!

  43. 43

    Oh, I'm LOVIN' that!! I love cute, flat shoes…and I love ruffles, so this is definitely my style. Can't wait for your tut!!

  44. 44

    You are so cute! I love those shoes so much!!! Thank you so much for linking it up — I really appreciate it!


  45. 45
    Mama Thompson

    Love them…such a cute idea!

  46. 46

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  47. 47
    Beth@The Stories of A to Z

    So adorable and I missed these the first time around so I am thrilled that you linked up! Love them (and the creativity behind them even more).

  48. 48

    That is so cute I can't hardly stand it. Did you attach the zipper with E6000 or something similar? I can't believe how well the color of the zipper matches the color of the shoes. It looks really nice.

  49. 49

    Those shoes are beautiful!!!


  50. 50
    Crystal Escobar

    OMG, that is soooo cute!!! I love it!!! I'm new to your blog, and definitely a new follower now.