Today I am attacking my first real DIY project. I am not the craftiest person in the world, but when I saw the opportunity to save a significant amount of money on a hot fashion trend, I decided to give this little idea of mine a try.
I am sure you have seen some form of the pompom gladiator sandal whether it was online shopping or skimming Instagram. I remember first seeing them on WeWoreWhat’s Instagram over 4 months ago and thinking to myself, “Wow, girls are going to go crazy for these sandals”. When I looked the pompom gladiator sandals up and saw that they cost over $200, it was that moment that I took a screenshot of the photo (with 23,000+ likes) and told myself I should make these myself for a fraction of the cost. And a little over 4 months later, here we are…
What You’ll Need:
Pair of Laceup Gladiator Sandals
Needle and Thread (try to use same color as sandals)
Probably a beer or glass of wine
*Disclaimer: I am not a DIY expert nor do I really know what I’m doing
Step #1: Buy the supplies
Step #2: Plop yourself down with your supplies and ensure no babies/dogs/pets, etc. are around because they will steal your pompoms. Leo made me get up at least five different times to get pompoms out of his mouth that he ran off with (just to be clear I didn’t use any slobber covered pompoms on the sandals I made).
Step #3: Make the Shoes
If I can make these sandals, anyone can. Follow my notes under the photos below and you will have a new pair of pompom gladiator sandals in no time!
The reason I did not run the thread THROUGH the sandal itself is so I can cut the pom poms and tassels off anytime I want. I purchased some black tassels and pom poms that I think would be really cute on these sandals! The great part about making these pom pom sandals yourself is that you can customize them to exactly what YOU want. Whether that means doing one color, sticking to two colors, adding charms, or even doing just pom poms or just tassels. There is a lot of opportunity to get creative!
Feeling lazy? Shop these already made pom pom and tassel sandals below… I won’t judge you.
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Thank you for reading!