How can I reuse or recycle ballet shoes and pointe shoes?
We’ve had an email from Flannery, saying:
i would like to suggest : pointe shoes.
i have ten trillion old ones and they’re just hanging around
Flannery’s “ten trillion” of them suggests they’ve been worn as much as they can/should be so giving them to, say, beginners or other dancers might not be an option. I suspect like with high-heels and other “pretty” shoes though, they might lend themselves to crafts, especially if they’re “shabby chic” slightly scruffy rather than completely trashed. A display like the one in the picture might be a wonderful decoration for a dancer, former dancer or ballet-fan’s house.
Any particular suggestions or other ideas?
(Photo by crisderaud)