Pom Pom Sandals Hack

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I think this has to be my favourite and simplest craft project I’ve done in a while! Pom-poms make me very happy and after seeing that they are the hottest new trend for adult sandals this summer I decided to make a version for Harper so she is beach-chic! I spent a while looking for plain sandals for little girls that weren’t really leather (so they’re easier to sew through) and found this pair in Primark.

You will need:

  • Plain sandals
  • Scraps of trimmings, pom-poms and ribbon
  • Sewing thread to match trimmings
  • Sewing pins
  • Lighter or strong glue

pom pom sandal hack - little button diaries 11. Begin by deciding where to put your pom-poms and ribbons on your sandal. Cut each strip 1cm longer than each part of the sandal. Take a lighter and briefly scorch the end of the ribbon/ pom-pom to stop it fraying.

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2. Pin your pom-poms to the sandal one layer at a time and hand sew them on. You could use strong glue if you wanted a quicker finish. I found layering up different sized pom-poms was effective on the front part of the sandal. Just don’t use anything that’s too big, as you don’t want little feet tangled in them when putting them on.

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3. For the back part, pin a layer of pom-poms and stitch in place. On top of that pin a length of ric rac and sew. Repeat for a few more layers.

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There you have it! Not much of a ‘how-to’, but this certainly brightens up a pair of plain sandals and only costs about £5 in total, so a colourful bargain!

~ Laura xx ~