2 Easy Ways to Make DIY Pom Pom Sandals

Lisa Miller-Mecham
by Lisa Miller-Mecham

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Don’t you just love the pom pom trend this summer? There’s something about the bright pops of color that just brightens my day too. For today’s DIY, we’ll be giving our summer shoes a fun little face lift into some DIY pom pom sandals.

Honestly, to make these shoes is so simple I almost feel silly posting a full tutorial. All you need are some basic supplies and a few little tips that make the process easier.


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DIY Gladiator Sandals:

First, start by deciding where you want your fabric embellishments to be. Place them over your shoes to get an idea on the length you’ll need and cut. I always cut my embellishments about a centimeter too big… because you can always trim the excess but it sucks if your just a bit too short.

In a well ventilated room, carefully apply a thin layer of E6000 glue where you want your pom pom detail to lay. Secure your embellishments in place and let dry for a few hours before trying them on.

Once they are dry, slip them on and enjoy!

DIY Ballet Flats:

To create the more casual, ballet flats I used to same steps but went for a different overall look.

I used small binder clips to secure the pom poms in place while the glue dried since it began slipping when I left it to dry. Depending on the shoes you choose to refashion, you may want to do the same.

Within about 30 minutes, you should have some new, pom pom sandals in less time than it would have taken you to go shoe shopping. 🙂

Well guys, I hope you really liked this week’s refashion DIY. I’m excited to wear my pom pom sandals to a family picnic tomorrow… and everyday for the rest of summer. 🙂

Check out My Other Refashion Ideas HERE

It’s awesome to be able to customize your new pom pom sandals into exactly what you wanted. By picking your own color combinations, you can help them coordinate with your closet better than store-bought shoes. Plus, you can feel great knowing you just saved yourself a ton of money since you made them yourself!

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  • Lalee Lalee on Sep 08, 2022

    I’ve got red little Poms and new plain canvas sandals..I’m gonna do this to brighten them up..✅