DIY: Nutcracker-Inspired Ballet Slipper

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Every winter we become completely inspired by the festive sights of the City. The Nutcracker Ballet is one of those seasonal treasures that continues to dazzle and amaze us with each passing year. We wanted to take some of the magic from the show, and infuse it into our DIY, and what better to make than a pair of bedazzled ballet flats?

Nutcracker Ballet Flats Materials

1.5” Bugle & Seed Beaded Leaf Trim (Silver) #14758

7/8” Single Face Stain Ribbon (Silver)  #00298

Embroidered Beaded Rhinestone Trim (Silver) #36631

Light Rose Flat Back SS20

Light Rose Flat Back SS30

Light Peach Flat Back SS34

Light Colorado Topaz SS34

Crystal SS20

Scissors

Glue

Ballet Flat Shoe

Cutting Rhinestone Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

1. Cut two ovals off of your rhinestone trim.

Gluing Rhinestone Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

2. Glue them going down the center of the tip of the shoe.

Cutting Beaded Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

3. Cut two leaves off of your Bugle & Seed Beaded Leaf Trim.

Gluing Beaded Trim for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat
4. Glue your leaf pieces onto the back of the shoe in a mirrored pattern. 

Gluing Rhinestones for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

5. Take your assorted rhinestone flat backs, and glue them sporadically in the front and back.

Cutting Ribbon for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

6. Cut  the satin ribbon evenly in half. You will probably need a yard for each side.

Gluing Ribbon for Nutcracker-Inspired Flat

7. Glue onto the inside of the shoe towards the heel.

Finished Nutcracker-Inspired Ballet Flat

Your flats are complete, and you look like the prima ballerina! These are a perfect holiday gift for little girls too! Will you be making this DIY? Let us know!

16 comments on “DIY: Nutcracker-Inspired Ballet Slipper

  1. Superb idea! Love them so much. These ballerinas do not look DIYed, they look like they are professionally made! I am definitely going to try this DIY tip :) Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : http://littlebookoffashion.wordpress.com/

  2. Jess says:

    They are so pretty! Great idea!

  3. nutie says:

    so cute, I love it!

  4. ursularosien says:

    I love this! What a beautiful craft ;) pinning

  5. I would have loved these as a little girl (and let’s face it, I’d totally rock them now!) SO pretty!

  6. susan says:

    This is so so Pretty!
    I need some for Christmas……..

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