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2 Adorable Pairs Of DIY Sandals For Summer

Time to show off your toes!

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Whether you're in the mood for flip flops or heels, these DIY sandal ideas have got you covered.

Make a square knot. Put your left threads over the thong part of the shoe and the right threads. Then pull your right threads over the left threads, under the thong part of the flip flop and into the loop made by the left threads. Tighten by pulling both threads. Repeat the process until you get to the junction of the shoe or you run out of thread.


2. Tassel Wrapped Heels

Next up, Natalie from My Little Secrets makes tasseled high heels.

The materials: sandals that have an ankle strap and a single cross strap, flat leather/suede cording (a minimum of 6 meters total), embroidery cording in 2 colors (preferably with a sparkly sheen and texture), 4 jump rings, jewelry wire, scissors, pliers, 4 wooden beads (optional), and a glue gun (optional).


Create a braid. Working one shoe at a time, cut 3 equal length pieces of leather suede cording, approximately 1 meter each (this is going to depend on your preference on how many times you want to wrap around your ankles). Tie the 3 pieces together in a knot at one end and tape down on a flat surface. Braid the 3 strands.

Create the first tassel. Take a piece of cardboard cut to the desired length of the tassel you want. Wrap the embroidery cord repeatedly around the length of the cardboard until you have reached the end. Then take a piece of wire about 2" long, and tuck it under the embroidery cording.


Measure where you want the first tassel to reach on your braided strand. Then secure them with a second jump ring through the first, then affixed to the braided strand. Repeat this for your second tassel.

Repeat all the steps above for your second shoe. And you're done! If you want, add additional embellishments onto your strands with a glue gun. Since the straps are removable, you can reuse them for other shoes or accessories.