If you’re in love with pom pom sandals but don’t want to pay the price tag, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s all you need to know to make your own pair that looks just as good for a fraction of the cost.
What You’ll Need:
- Lace Up Gladiator Sandals (only one size left but similar here)
- Pom Pom Trim (about a yard)
- Tassels (about 6-10; similar here)
- Charms of your choice
- Hot Glue Gun
- ***Optional Jewelry Kit in a Bottle: This comes with charms, beads, string, and tassels! Comes in multiple colors!
In total, I spent about $30 on supplies including the sandals. What a steal compared to the $200+ designer ones!
Time: 2 hours
Step 1: Pom Pom Trim
I started by measuring and cutting about a 4-inch strip of the pom pom trim and hot glued it to the strap of the front of the sandal. Then I measured and cut 2 more 1-inch pieces of trim for the sides of the sandals and glued them. Refer to the pictures below for more detail!
|Pom Pom Trim (I used a multi-colored one)|
|Front of Sandal|
|Side of sandal|
Step 2: Tassels
I bought two different tassels: 6 pre-made and the Jewelry in a Bottle Kit that had charms, beads, tassels, and string.
I used 3 pre-made tassels on each shoes. I attached 2 to the front of the sandal across the toe strap and 1 to the back of the sandal. I attached them using string instead of hot glue.
Then I looped the charms, beads, and tassels together and tied them to the outer side of the sandal.
|Pre-made Tassels on Front|
|Pre-made Tassel on Back|
|Charms, Beads, & Tassels from Jewelry in a Bottle Kit|
Step 3: Pom Poms (cut from Pom Pom Trim)
Last but not least, I cut the pom poms off from the leftover pom pom trim I had. I used these pom poms instead of buying ones in a bag because they were better quality. Here’s where I used the needle and thread. I sewed about 4 pom poms on each lace and added a few to the top of the sandal. This is the part that took me the longest.
Be creative for this step! There’s no certain pattern to sew the pom poms. You can also use hot glue instead of a needle and thread if that’s easier for you!
|Pom Poms on Laces|
|Pom Poms on Top of Sandal|
You’re done! I hope you enjoyed this post. I’d love to see your results so feel free to comment a picture below.