I’m totally loving the Pom trend this summer so for this week’s fashion DIY, let’s give your basic shoes a festive, pom refashion. I spent today’s nap-time updating some of my old basics and I’m so excited about how they turned out!
Honestly, to make these shoes is so simple I almost feel silly posting a full tutorial. All you need are some basic supplies and a few little tips that make the process easier.
I swear by E6000 Glue. It has a great flexible hold that seems to bond to nearly anything. I like to buy the smaller tubes so the cap never bonds too tightly between projects. You can snag your own here:
The pom pom embellishments can be picked up at any fabric or craft store and come in any color you can think of. I got enough to cover both shoes in 3 different colors for less than ten bucks. But now, on to the tutorial:
DIY Gladiator Sandals:
First, start by deciding where you want your fabric embellishments to be. Place them over your shoes to get an idea on the length you’ll need and cut. I always cut my embellishments about a centimeter too big… because you can always trim the excess but it sucks if your just a bit too short.
In a well ventilated room, carefully apply a thin layer of E6000 glue where you want your pom pom detail to lay. Secure your embellishments in place and let dry for a few hours before trying them on.
Once they are dry, slip them on and enjoy!
DIY Ballet Flats:
To create the more casual, ballet flats I used to same steps but went for a different overall look.
I used small binder clips to secure the pom poms in place while the glue dried since it began slipping when I left it to dry. Depending on the shoes you choose to refashion, you may want to do the same.
Within about 30 minutes, you should have some new, summer shoes in less time than it would have taken you to go shoe shopping. 🙂
Well guys, I hope you really liked this week’s refashion DIY. I’m excited to wear my gladiator sandals to a family picnic tomorrow. Follow my on Instagram so I can bring you along!