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A lovely pair of furfur flowered ballet flats.
Like I wrote in an earlier post, I've had flowers on the brain. (Thus all those fabric flower patterns in that post, and myThreadbanger roundup.) I was going to do these as a DIY tutorial for my Tuesday Threadbanger post, but then realized they weren't really worthy of a full-fledged tutorial. I got the idea from a lovely pair of furfur flowered ballet flats I spotted online recently. (I do love furfur!) To make them was almost embarrassingly easy, but here's the how-to if you guys are interested:

Posted by carlyjcais from Portland, Oregon, United States • Published See carlyjcais's 60 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Prep Your Parts
    Heat up the glue gun.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the front flowers from your ballet flats - they're secured by two lines of stitching, and some double-sided tape.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pretty easy to remove.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 4
    Step 4

    Separate your flowers from their stems. I chose small white flowers that were 3-layered, pulled 3 different-sized petals from the hydrangea to make a single peachy pink flower (I made 4 of these), and pulled the entire blue rose and bud off their stems, and separated them from the plastic centers and stamens.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lay the Lace

    Starting out the outer edge of the front of one shoe, lay a line of glue down and press the lace into it. Fold the lace back and forth across the front, laying glue as you go.

  • Step 6

    After you've done a couple of swirly loops, cut the ribbon and glue down the end.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add the Flowers

    Start at the outer edge with a white flower. Glue each layer separately down.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 8
    Step 8

    To make the flowers more "fluffy" I also added glue in the center and folded one side of the petals inward.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add more flowers, alternating colors.

    For extra-large petals (like from the rose), I folded the petals in half, quarters, and then eighths, gluing as I went. Then I cut the bottom half-inch off, and glued the top part onto the shoe. In a couple cases I didn't even need to cut the bottom off; I just folded it down and made a base for the flower thus. The next flower I placed close so you can't see the folded bottom.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flowered Ballet Flats - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull off any gluey spiderweb glue "strings" from your project - and wear your flowers on your feet!

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Mirriam Rachele
Mirriam Rachele · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
They're a bit OTT for me but I love the idea. I think I'll buy some plain flats when I get some money and wack a few flowers and some lace on them. Thanks for the idea!
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thanks Monet S.! Please post your version when you've made them - I'd love to see!Happy
xoxo
Carly
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Monet S.
Monet S. · Pembroke, Ontario, CA · 8 projects
those are so cute...i think i will be making a pair soon Happy thanks for the idea!
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carlyjcais
carlyjcais · Portland, Oregon, US · 61 projects
Thanks Luna's acesorios!
xoxo
Carly
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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
cool love this thanks for sharing!!!^-^
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