Any Ideas For Pointe Shoes?
Posted 20 August 2005 - 04:20 PM
Posted 20 August 2005 - 09:19 PM
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Posted 21 August 2005 - 09:48 AM
Sorry Theresa, (and any others who may not know). I've had a daughter in ballet for 23 years now, so I sometimes lapse and forget that everyone may not know.
OK, I'm 39, have kids from 22 to 5...What are dead pointe shoes??
Pointe shoes are the pretty pink satin instruments of torture that girls wear to dance en pointe (on their toes). They really are beautiful, even when they are "dead" which means they no longer give any support -- turn mushy -- or develop soft spots.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 05:23 AM
Posted 22 August 2005 - 09:27 AM
How about filling them with pot pourri and then covering with a pretty netting so it doesn't fall out but you still get the release of scent? You could then give them as pretty scented gifts or just use them yourself!??
thats a really cool idea diane!!! i'm sure i have some ballet slippers at home somewhere...hmm!
Posted 22 August 2005 - 07:04 PM
My daughter has just started ballet, so let me know what you end up doing. I imagine we'll have our own dead pointes in the years to come.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:13 PM
(aka, I have no suggestions, but I know what you're talking about!)
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Posted 29 August 2005 - 03:34 PM
These are all good ideas for long term.
Before you put a project together - how about photographing them all different ways. In a pile different angles, etc.... They could then be used for your scrapbooking using cookie cutters or different artsy looks.
You could use your designs for your pages and also - for making cards!!!
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I too have a daughter that danced and the cards could come in handy...
also embelishing ballet pictures with accent shoes.
A really cool one would be the brand new shoes on top of the pile of old ones.
I think this would be a very cool page - especially if you had your daughter in it.
Or if you want to stick to the shoes.....them alone....a picture says a thousand words.
You can put a cool caption across or around them
Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:15 PM
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Posted 27 September 2005 - 07:33 PM
I'm still thinking about trying the transfer medium too....
Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 03:46 PM
Then I thought it would be fun to deconstruct them and piece the tops together to use as 'fabric' for stuffed animals, etc. Any scruffiness would just add to the charm. The soles I'd also piece together over a backing fabric and use to cover journals, etc.
The ones in better aesthetic shape could just be sealed and used as decorations, perhaps for beginning ballerinas.
Hmmm... what about using a few set into each other (to form a column) and then fitting it with lamp workings?
rambles from an 'altered' mind lol
Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:23 PM
For Christmas this year, I also took a pair, and took sharpies to them, and made them look all Christmasy and hung the pair as my Christmas stocking, instead of my usual one. I don't know if you're a Christmas person, But it's what I did.
Also, one of my friends took her shoes apart, and used the Satin and ribbons and shank from the shoe in her scrap book, I don't know how she took it apart exactly, so I can't help you there, but she arranged them really cool like.
Another Idea might be, If your Daughter has kids in the future, to keep some just plain like, and maybe if they get into dance, give them as a gift to her kids.
These are just some random ones I thought of, there are also great ideas, just google it.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:10 PM
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:30 PM
Yes, I would love to know as well! with pics!
Soooo what do you end up doing with the Pointe shoes??????
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