DIY Ballet Flats Glam Upgrade Guest Post

I had a baby girl on January 16th and some awesome guest posters are filling in for me while I get some baby snuggle time!

Kate is from Nearly Crafty and our blog missions are very similar- creating should be fun and we do not stress over perfectionism!  Her mini fashion upgrades are awesome- I love how she made this ring and love the ballet flats she shares with us!  Thank you Kate!! 

Hi everyone! I am Kate from Nearly Crafty. I am so excited to be stopping by A Bubbly Life with this quick and easy craft. Laurel has a made heaps and bunches of projects I love (her paper bag vases are perfection) so I am honored to be included in the mix. 

One of my favorite stores for craft supply shopping is H&M. Yes, the clothing store. Their clearance section is chock full of amazing stuff for crazy low prices. I can always find jewelry for under $3 that can be taken apart and used in a multitude of ways. They also have great basics that can be embellished and tweaked to fit your own personal style.

 I found basic ballet flats in a sweet blue color in the H&M clearance section for $5. They are simple and lovely all by themselves, but I wanted to jazz them up a bit with some shimmer. I’m pretty sure I am part crow because I am attracted to anything shiny. Anyway, I put in less than 5 minutes work and couldn’t be more pleased with my upgraded ballet flats!

  • Ballet Flats
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Trim – Martha has about 1 million styles of trim. Just find a style you like!
  • Fabri-tac glue

How To

Starting at the back seam, run your trim along the top edge of the shoe to determine the length of your trim. 

The area around the bow is fairly forgiving so do not worry about having perfect precision.

Cut the trim to the length you need.

Apply glue to a 3 inch section of the trim and press it to the shoe, again starting at the back seam.

As you attach the trim, you might find you need to cut it so that you can follow the curved shape of the shoe. 

Just snip it where you need to and continue on your way. I needed to snip my trim in 3 sections so the trim could hug the top seam.

Once you get one side glued, repeat with the other side and then the other shoe.
Enjoy your one of a kind creation!

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