DIY | Studded Ballet Flats


I remember seeing this adorable photo quite a while ago... but recently it began floating around Pinterest again and I was inspired to create a little DIY tutorial for it.  I have never worn actual ballet shoes for everyday use, but several articles online say that it should be fine.  Has anyone ever tried?  At under $20... I may just try it out.

- 12 Pyramid Studs (here)
- Ballet Shoes (here or here)
- Felt (here)
- E6000 Glue

1) Take your pyramid stud and pierce through the shoe.  Continue to create a triangle design on each shoe.
2) Because the stud backings may scratch your skin, cut 2 pieces of felt the same size as our triangle design.  
3) Using E6000, glue the cut felt triangles to the inside of the shoes to cover the stud backings.

Note:  Trueblueyouandme, who features awesome DIY's on her tumblr, sent me a link to another DIY'er (Orange Juice Etc) who did a similar project... she has great tips as well (here).


truebluemeandyou said...

Orange Juice Etc... has a wonderful tutorial that looks exactly like your those studded slippers in your inspo photo, even using the Capezio Teknik Slipper here:

swellmayde said...

truebluemeandyou thanks for the heads up!! i checked it out... and it is a great tutorial. i'll link her and you in my post :)

Amanda {} said...

I could definitely do this to old ballet shoes that I have!! great DIY!


Noor said...

I LOVE this wow thanks <3

Marie-Eve said...

I've been a ballerina for most of my life, so I'm very excited to do this ! I'm a little nostalgic sometimes !

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The Key To Chic said...

What a cute idea, I love the contrast of studs against dainty ballet shoes!

Collections said...

Love this idea.


Lauren said...

Absolutely love this idea! Taking something so girly and making it badass, love it!


Prudence and Austere said...

I've been wanting to do this DIY for so long, I think this is just the inspiration I needed to finally get around to making them!

Camille said...

this is a fantastic DIY!

i am loving it.

i wish i had my old ballet slippers still.


Sylvia from Dare to DIY said...

Ballet demi pointes & metall studs, I love that contrast! It's a pity that it would be almost impossible to walk on the street with them, they are like leather socks, the sole is too thin. And the ballerinas we can find in stores don't usually look like ballet shoes!

nicola lynde. said...

Super cute addition. Ballet shoes are too thin for everyday but topshop has some pretty convincing flats for outdoor use. I ended buying them for the wedding after the broken foot debacle.

Fashion-isha said...

Fabulous and easy! I love this idea!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love this!! You did such a great job... so fun. Just discovered your blog and newly hooked.

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