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!

Nutcracker Ballet Inspiration

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For some, a sure sign of the season is the Nutcracker ballet. Graceful dancers glide across the stage portraying a Christmas story full of sweet treats and brave toys. This magical event is inspiring for the season, and for its fashions. We love the light and airy styles of ballerinas. There’s something so simple and elegant about the delicate attire worn by these professional dancers.

Black and White Ballerina Photos Ballerina with Full Pink Skirt

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Ballerina in White Dress

tumblr_mxllk0awhd1sgtp9ho1_500Christmas Ballet Scene

Billowy ballet skirts add ethereal charm to any outfit. Switch out your a-line for a day, and try a more voluminous option!

Clara and the Nutcracker Ballet

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Ballet Class from Vogue

Anna Selezneva By Patrick Demarchelier For Vogue Russia

Louboutin Ballet Shoes

Of course ballet wouldn’t by quite the same without a beautiful pointe shoe. Ballet flats have transitioned from a dancer-exclusive shoe to a modern staple. From basic to bedazzled, these shoes are the perfect solution for the woman who wants to be stylish without wearing heels. If you love flats, but want to infuse them with more ballerina style, check back on Tuesday for ballet-inspired DIY.