Morning DIY: Pom Pom Sandals
July 8, 2016 § Leave a comment
If I had six-hundred dollars to spend on a shoe, I would not choose one adorned with pom-poms….and yet here we are– it is the year 2016 and I can’t ignore my satisfaction with the trend: a simple pom-pom or tassle or charm that wraps around the ankle. I want these and these and these and these and these (even Zara’s are $90).
For the price of these now sold out Aquazzura pom-pom heels, I could buy a $3 coffee every single weekday for nearly eleven months. (!!!!!!!!!) I love shoes. I really, really love shoes. But I would choose a year of Stumptown over a pair of heels I’d probably only wear three times.
This is where the handy DIY comes in.
I bought these sandals from amazon, pom-poms and tassels from the craft store, and already had the other supplies on hand (scissors, thread, needle.) I spent $24 total.
D-I-Y POM-POM SANDALS:
Step 1. Get your sandals, pom-poms, tassels, thread, needle, and scissors ready.
Step 2. Decide ahead of time where you want to place your items. I kept putting the shoes on, marking where I wanted to place something, removing the shoe & then attaching the pom-pom. Because lace-up sandals can be adjusted depending on how tight I wanted them to fit, this was very important! You will have to put on and take off the shoe many times if you want the pom-poms to align correctly.
I kept mine in a symmetrical pattern, so the shoes mirror one another (aside from the middle pom pom on each shoe). I was intentional with which color pom-pom went where, and I highly recommend NOT randomly placing the pom-poms.
I also decided to cut the length of the sandal’s leather laces/ties/strings ? Because I did not want full-shin coverage.
Step 3. The tedious part! Once you’ve figured out where you’re going to attach each item- begin! I used a white-beige thread because that closest resembled my sandals. Thread directly through the pom-pom and loop around the leather until the pom-pom feels secure. Knot and cut! I also sewed on the smaller tassels. The bigger tassels that wrap around ankle, I simply slid them on to the sandals without having to sew.
That’s it! It took me roughly 2 hours because It took a while to get the hang of it, and of course you have to make two shoes. Lucky for me, The Bachelor was on.