Sandals with gemstones are a fabulous way to celebrate spring and summer, and they didn’t seem too hard to make. So here is my tutorial on how to make easy DIY gemstone sandals to spice up the season!
Make Your Own Easy DIY Sandals
Tools and materials:
- Strap sandals
- E6000 or similar adhesive
- 1 package of gemstones
- Mask to protect against the glue fumes
Set up your workspace
The glue you need for this project is very strong, so make sure you are in a well-ventilated space, and that you have a mask to wear. It’s important to keep your mask on throughout the entire process so that you don’t get a headache from the smell of the glue!
Once you’ve put together all of your materials, spread the pack of gemstones out on a paper towel so that you can easily find the ones you need.
Apply the glue
Begin by spreading a thin layer of the E6000 glue onto the sandal strap. Squeeze gently and use the nozzle of the glue tube to spread the glue evenly. Make sure to work in sections and only do one part of the strap at a time. Don’t cover the whole strap at once because the glue will dry quickly.
Lay the gemstones
Use your fingers to place the stones onto the glue. To adjust the position of a stone, use the pointed end of the skewer so that your fingers don’t get covered in glue. You can plan out a pattern, or you can stick the gemstones on randomly like I did.
Once you’ve covered the glue already on the strap, add more to continue laying the gemstones on the sandal.
Repeat this process until the sandal strap is completely covered.
If you’d like, you can put a dab of glue on the end of the skewer and wait until it is almost dry. Use this as a tool to pick up the gemstones and place them into the glue on the sandal strap.
Wear with pride!
Once you’ve covered all of the straps, let the glue dry for 24 hours. After the 24 hours are up, the sandals are ready to wear! Slip them on and wait for the compliments to roll in!
I hope you liked this tutorial on how to make your very own gemstone sandals! Please let me know what you think in the comments.
- Strap sandals
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Lori Ward-Laatsch on Jun 29, 2021
How is the clue holding up on the stretchy fabric? I would be concerned that the stretchiness would dislodge them even with that super strength glue. I love it though I might have to try it myself it's so cute.