DIY: Tassel Sandals
I’m a little late to the tassel shoe game (ok, very late), but better late than never…? I have been eyeing a few tassel fringe sandals for some time now, but wasn’t compelled enough to splurge on such a trendy style. The next best alternative was to DIY them, of course! I found some old sandals in my closet that I hardly wear and decided it’s time to refurbish and put them to good use! This DIY was so fun and really quite easy to customize. I forgot how therapeutic it was to DIY little things like this. :)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- A pair of sandals with removable ankle straps.
- 3 1/2 or 4 yards of 3/8″ twisted silk cord: The ones I purchased were from Joann’s Fabric and is about $2.99 per yard. The length per cord for each sandal was 58″ but you can customized it depending on how many times you’d like to wrap the cords around your ankles.
- 4 trim tassels: The ones I purchased were from Joann’s and is $2.99 for a set of 2.
- Metal beads or any kind of beads of your choice that can fit through the top loop of the tassels.
- Needle and matching thread.
- A pair of scissors (not shown).
Step 1: Loop a few of the gold beads onto the top of each tassel and tie the end loop in a knot to secure the beads.
Step 2: After cutting the cords into two (mine was 58″ for each cord), loop the end of the cord into the tassel’s loop.
Step 3 and 4: Secure the end of the cord with a thread and needle by sewing it together. rap the thread around the cord tightly until the thread covers all of the loose cord.
Step 5: Finally, secure the thread by sewing the ends. Repeat this step for all four ends of the 2 cords.
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