I fell in love with the lace up ballet flats after reading @madeleine's card. However, I browse through several sites and the flats are all $50 and above. As much as I love the style it's too pricey for a pair of flats. Fortunately, I came across a DIY option that lowers the cost of owning a pair of trending shoe. In fact, you could pretty much turn any basic flat into a lace-up ballet flat. Refer to the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to make them.
A pair of ballet flats
14 D rings
1. Cut leather into strips 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide.
2. Cut those pieces in half, and then insert the leather through the D rings.
3. Fold the leather over and glue down. Repeat for all the 14 and let dry.
4. Put more glue onto one leather piece.
5. Press down there you want them to sit on the shoes, starting at the back.
6. Attach them down the front, measuring a thumb sized gap between.