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Add Ribbon to Your Ballet Flats (Video)

DIY: Give Your Flats a Ballet-Inspired Look!

Christian Dior showcased balletic looks for Fall 2012, inspiring us to add a little dance inspiration to our everyday looks. For today's DIY, we're taking a cue from the runway and giving a pair of metallic flats a ballet-slipper feel with black ribbon. It's really simple, and all you need are some cute flats, black ribbon, scissors, and a hot glue gun and glue sticks. Watch on to see how you can make your very own pair. On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.

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I'm Allison McNamara and you're watching Fab Sugar TV. For todays, DYI, I'm going to show you how make a pair ballet inspired pair of shoes. Now, usually when you think of the ballet you think of lady like, prim and proper, but today we're going to give ours a little runway inspired edge thanks to Kristin [xx] Here's what you'll need- two flats of your choice, four yards of black ribbon, a hot glue gun and glue stick, fabric scissors, a ruler and clear nail polish. The first step is to take your ribbon and divide it into four equal pieces. So, I've already done that. You want to have enough room to play with it in the end and get the length you want, so it's always good to start out with more ribbon than less. The best way to find out where to put the ribbon is to try on your shoe first. It's usually going to be right around your arch. Once you have a visual marker of where you want the ribbon to go, it's time to start gluing. The thing to remember is to keep the shiny side facing outward. So, what you have to do is actually glue the shiny side to the inside of the shoe. Take your glue gun and put a generous amount on the inside of your shoe. Make sure not to pull on it while it sets. And now we're gonna glue the other side. So, what you're is take your ruler, measure out this side so you know where to put it on the other side. So I'm going to glue mine right here. So we got the first shoe in place. You repeat the same steps on the second shoe. We saw balletic looks on Christian Dior's runway. They were really pretty and ethereal, but they also had a little bit of edge to inspire this shoe. This is a playful, but edgy take on the ballet look trend. It's not too on the nose, but still gets the point across. Wait a few moments to let the glue setbefore you do anything else. Now that your glue's dry, it's time to try on the shoes and find out how long you want your ribbon. Personally, I want my ribbon to wrapped twice around my ankle with a cute bow. Now that we've cut our ribbon to the perfect length, it's time to add some clear nail polish to the ends so they don't unravel and to seal them. let your nail polish dry for about ten minutes and there you go. You're now ready to wear your own ballet inspired shoes DIY, and make sure to come back here for lots more. I'm Allison McNamara and I'll see you next time.

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pss pss 3 years
Love, love, love it!! Already have all I need, and I am so trying it this evening :))
Allison-McNamara Allison-McNamara 3 years
what do you guys think of this DIY? let me know! xo Allison
Sabrina2782617 Sabrina2782617 3 years
Those are fabulous! 
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