This trend is killing the ladies! Rainbow pom poms, tassels, sandals & just pure fun! These pom pom & tassel sandals cost a pretty penny. Anywhere from $50-$200+, for a trend piece that probably won’t be reused next year (unlike those perfect brown sandals you probably have).
I found myself a pair of flip flops for a very affordable $2 while thrifting at the Family Thrift Outlet & thought BINGO!
So I gathered my materials & got to work. You’ll need a pair of sandals or flip flops that you aren’t afraid to ruin. Thrifted, is what I’d recommend, but you do you. You’ll need your favorite heavy duty craft glue (mine is E6000), pre-made pom poms, tassels & suede cording.
The first thing I did was measure the cording to see how long it needed it to be. I wanted it to wrap a bit above my ankle so I put the flip flop on & just messed with it until it looked right. Then take the cording you cut to the right length and just tie it in a knot around the piece that goes between your toes…is that the “thong”?
Try them on and tie them up like you’d like. Ok, now you need to mark that point and tie it off so you don’t go past that point when gluing on your accessories, if you do….it’ll be a nightmare to tie up. So give yourself a bit of a gap from the part to be tied up. And then you just start to go to glue town. A pom pom here and pom pom here. Sung Old McDonald style, of course. And after lots of glue, you’ll be done!
So flaunt those awesome shoes & be proud that you DIYed yourself a super fab pair of on trend sandals!