Lately I’ve been seeing lots of cute embellished sandals (like these, these, or these), and I’ve been wanting to do a version of DIY pompom sandals. But I have trouble committing. I didn’t know whether I’d want to be stuck with the trend, so I had to make my version totally reversible, but still sturdy. Plus, I like to keep things simple, so I just added a few pompoms. But you could go nuts, and totally cover your shoes with them! (And then take them off at the end of the summer, when you’re ready for a new look.)
Embroidery thread – I used a color that matches the sandals.
Sandals – The ones I used are from last year, and no longer available, but here are some other good options I found.
Large sewing needle
1. Thread about 15 inches of embroidery thread onto the needle. Don’t tie any knots in the thread, just loop it through the eye of the needle. Push the needle through the center of three of the pompoms.
2. Loop the pompoms into a circle, and tie a knot, leaving equal ends of thread. Remove the needle.
3. Place the circle of pompoms on the shoe where you want them, and loop the embroidery thread around the shoe strap. Repeat several times, going around the strap and different sections of the pompom loop to secure them. Continue until you’ve almost run out of thread.
4. Tie a knot in the embroidery thread, then trim the thread so that the ends are hidden between the pompoms.
5. Repeat for the other sandal.