Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ballet Shoes

Ava outgrew her first pair of ballet shoes this week. Of course I wanted to save them, and I thought they would be perfect to showcase in her ballet room.

I found this shadow box for 50 cents at a garage sale. You can see below how dirty and dusty it was. But I cleaned the glass really well and gave the frame a couple of coats of white spray paint.
I bought one of Martha Stewart's 18 x 18 scrapbooking sheets at Michaels for 1.99 and the "girly-girl" sticker for 2.99 (with my 40% off it was only 1.80) So the total price was under $5.

I'll probably end up hanging it somewhere but for now it's sitting on her bookshelf. Very cute and very easy!!

Another project for my little twinkle-toes:)
Go to Rhoda's for more cheap thrills!

11 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

That is absolutely precious! I wish I had saved my daughters first pair now... Lori

Polka Dot Moon said...

Just precious! I think I might have a ballerina in the making as she is on her toes all day long :)
Denise

Cristi said...

It's adorable!

Adrienne said...

looove this one Chrissie! from one dancer to another...

Rambling Girl said...

simply beautiful! I can't wait till lexi starts this fall...she is always dancing around thinking she is a ballerina...Thanks for this idea after my little grows out of her shoes...Have a Great 4th!

Jill said...

That is precious!!! I did something similar with both girlies first pair!! Too sweet!

sara's art house said...

Love the ballet shoes shadow box! Adorable!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a sweet little project, and a great keepsake for your "twinkletoes"! I'm sure she will want to keep it forever!

Helen Joy said...

I literally just cried reading this! How sweet! To be able to save something so special in SUCH a beautiful way! I think I'll frame my son's first shoes now:-)

Kammy said...

Very creative and cute !
Hugs ~ Kammy

~Caro~ said...

very very cute!!! simple, effective!