Monday, August 22, 2016

DIY Idea - Decorate Your Spartan Sandals



The Bohemian Summer continues with an easy DIY idea.
Pom-pom and tassel embellished sandals were immensely fashionable this summer, so Eva bought these lovely Spartan sandals with the idea to add them a bit of color.

We decided to use only pom-poms and tassels although various types of pendants and charms can be added as well.

To make the pom-poms I used this method but instead of the whole hand I used only my index finger  and here's a tutorial for the Tassels.

This is our color selection and placement of the pom-poms.

We didn't glue the pom-poms on. Eva plans on wearing the sandals for years to come, so we reasoned if they come out of style and she doesn't feel like wearing them like this, she would be able to  take everything off.  So instead of gluing, we sewed them together as shown on the picture below.

How to sew them together: Thread a sewing needle with a doubled thread, start from the first/ red pom-pom and sew upwards to the last one, then change directions and sew downwards. When you come to the first pair, that is the orange in the picture, sew through the pink too, then back at the orange one. Repeat this for the second pair (the yellow and the green one) and finish where you started. After I finished sewing the pom-poms I secured the whole piece onto the sandals by tying it in several places underneath.
The tassels are an easy job- you just need adequate jump rings.
We hope you like how we made them!



Alhana said...

An easy and beautiful way to customize your sandals! Pompom and tassels on the shoes always remind me of some traditional costumes. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alhana! We love using pom-poms in our projects!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Those sandals look so colorful and pretty!
Thanks for sharing this @ Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Unknown said... cute!

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the cape on the corner said...

yessssss! love this.

Maya Kuzman said...

Glad you like it!

Rose said...

How could have miss it??? it is so beautiful!
thank you for the tuto and idea!
Rose, xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Really glams up those sandals.

Libby's Lifestyle said...

Wow! Love this look. I'm now in search of a suitable pair of sandals to transform. Love it.

Sum of their Stories said...

Ooo Maya, these are gorgeous, pom pom all the things!