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Happy Feet: Pom Pom DIY Sandals

July 18, 2016

Pom Poms have taken over social media. Literally, they are on bags, cover-ups, pool totes, & of course, those super fun sandals.

I have to say, each blogger that wears these fun beauties on their feet looks so so cute, but these shoes can be a bit pricey--if you can afford them {there are more reasonable ones starting to pop-up}that's awesome, but I decided to do a little Pinterest {@katelynachef}snooping and make some Pom Pom Sandals of my very own.

I took a few cues from what others pinned / created, but ultimately decided to go my own route with bright pom-poms and bold beads. The whole point is to buy in-expensive sandals that you can embellish yourself. I found a few below--places like Target, Charlotte Ruse, & Forever 21 are a few ideas.

You'll Need:

  • Basic Sandals-Mine were $12 same thing HERE
  • Pom Poms/Beads-fun bold colors-craft store 
  • Elastic string {I bought bright pink} found in the jewelry making aisle of the craft store: Here
  • A large sewing needle 
  • Hot glue/glue-gun   
  • 1/3 yard of fun trim  


The steps are pretty basic to follow...

Take your sandal {one at a time} & pick what embellishments you want to add. I used the needle to thread the elastic string through the pom-pom and tied it on to each part of the sandal I wanted to embellish.

I picked hot-pink string, because it goes with those whole BOHO look, but also it is easy to see/thread. 

The beads were easier to add--just thread the string through and secure the beads to the sandal. 

After all your decorations are attached to your shoes --it takes a while--I went back over everything and dabbed a dot of hot glue to the bottom of each embellishment --for extra hold.

The tops of the sandals was super easy to DIY. Go to the fabric/trim section of the craft store & buy not even a 1/2 yard of trim that you like. Secure your trim with hot glue & your feet are all set to have everyone ask you...

Pom Pom Sandal DIY 

"Were did you get those shoes?'' & You'll say, "I made them!"

I have also provide actual Pom-Pom shoes for inspiration & in case, crafting isn't your thing. They are all cute no matter which way you decide.

Follow me on Instagram @katelynchef more ways I styled these sandals & tag me if you make your own! I wanna see!!

Post Update: Since writing this, I added another layer of (pink tassels) trim to the shoe's top-I think it gives the shoe a more 'authentic,' fun, tribal look. 


  1. Wow, you are so talented!! How about I pay you, and you make me a pair? hehe! :) These are just so cute and look so designer!



    1. lol-Thank You, Shauna --They turned out pretty well.-Katelyn

  2. Wow, you are so talented!! How about I pay you, and you make me a pair? hehe! :) These are just so cute and look so designer!



  3. Ok, these are the cutest! I have loved the pom pom sandal trend but so many of them are so expensive. What a great idea to make them yourself -- you are so talented!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  4. These are so cute and you are so talented.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

  5. This is the best idea! Pom pom sandals could be so expensive (for some reason). But doing it yourself is a great idea. Thanks for sharing, you're so creative Katelyn!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  6. I just bought a pair myself but it would've been so fun to make a pair of pom pom sandals! You are so creative and talented!


    1. Thank you for reading Tina & for the kind words!-Katelyn

  7. I love love love this! They came out so well! So genius. :) This will be my next DIY project. Thanks for the inspo!


  8. Perfect!!!

    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  9. These are adorable, they look like the real thing! Such a great DIY, I'll have to put this on my to-do list!!


  10. Wow! These turned out great!!
    xo, Syd

  11. Ahhh they turned out so great!! Totally stealing this idea!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  12. What a great DIY idea! They are stinking cute. Great post!

    Xo, Emma | http://grandslamsandglitter.blogspot.com

  13. Omg, I've been wanting to do this for a while! I even went out and got some pom poms from the dollar store LOL. Now that I've seen your post, I want to get started on this project very soon! Thanks for the inspiration xo, sharon


    1. Well, Sharon-I am so very happy to hear this!-Katelyn

  14. These look so fun and colourful Katelyn, they remind me of some I've seen online!

    Hanh | hanhabelle


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