For professional dancers, pointe shoes last between 12-15 hours! The Royal Ballet gets through 11000 pairs of pointe shoes per year. What to do with dead pointe shoes? Throw them? Don’t do that! To decorate them! Make them one of a kind, forever keepsake. These are three simple ideas I found that I hope you guys can pull inspiration from.
1. Colorful Pointe Shoes
The simplest way is to dye your pointe shoes red, blue or other colors.
2. Crystal Pointe Shoes
Just stick crystals on using a small amount of glue. If you are interested in dancing in your shoes, please make sure the platform crystal free.
3. Glitter Pointe Shoes
Put the glue wherever you want the glitter to be. Then sprinkle the glitter all over that glued part.
4. Works of Art
Altering dead pointe shoes is an enjoy for high level of crafter. The materials you need are affordable and have a huge range. The common materials are decoration snowflakes, gemstones, pearls, sequins, lace, rhinestones. beads, plume, acrylic paint glue or strong superglue etc.
Coming soon: Detailing tutorials.
Hurry up to save your dead pointe shoes!You’ll be amazed at your handwork.