Pom Pom Sandal DIY Tutorial

By Kylee McGrane - 12:40 PM

Hi everyone!

I can't believe that June is already in full swing. The summer really is flying by and I wish it would slow down. This summer I've been absolutely obsessed with pom-poms. I know that sounds crazy, but honestly, I have! My instagram feed has been absolutely filled with a bunch of different bloggers sporting all kinds of accessories with colorful pom-poms on them.

My favorite accessory this far has been the pom-pom gladiators -- a step up from the regular gladiators we have seen all over summer look books since last year. After spotting them all over my instagram feed, I looked everywhere to find an affordable version for a college student. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any under $250, which just wasn't affordable for me. So I decided to do what every stubborn creative broke girl does -- I decided to make a pair of my own.

I started off by purchasing these sandals from eBay for $13. I purchased them because I liked the extra long length of the ties and the gold color. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the thick band across the top of the shoe.

I purchased all of my supplies from Michael's craft stores. Even better, everything but the pom-poms were on sale. To create the band I measure the length from one side of the band to the other and cut out 3 of the same size of the fabric. I picked this one because I liked all of the colors in it and I liked the material. I then hot glued the fabric pieces across the band.

The most fun part about making the sandals was picking the beads that went on the sandals. I found pom-pom beads in the kid's craft section in Michael's. Then I scoured the clearance section and found an entire bohemian charm collection on extreme clearance. I ended up purchasing turquoise beads,  tassels, and arrow charms for only $1.99 each.

I definitely suggest purchasing the pom-pom beads because they have the ability to slide right onto the lace up strings. It made it so easy and quick to create the sandals I am so obsessed with.

I'm planning on wearing these beauties with everything from shorts and a white tee to sun dresses. I think they really make an awesome statement that can take any outfit up a dozen notches.

Designer : Luiza Martinez

If you're looking to splurge on this look, this pair is my absolute favorite! You can see all the designers different looks here.

Here are some of my other favorite pom-pom accessories for the summer!

I hope you love these pom-pom pieces as much as I do!

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  1. I love how those pom poms really make a simple sandals look a lot of fun!

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  2. They are so cool! I love DIYS where you manage to avoid the very expensive item!

  3. I love how those pom poms really make a simple sandals look a lot of fun!
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