Projects are back in action! I'm so stoked to be sharing this DIY with you because it feels like months since I've been able to post any new tutorials! I love, love, love this DIY so much too - it's fairly simple, doesn't require a whole mess of materials, and fringe is EVERYWHERE right now. I was debating on whether or not to do these sandals or to create some sort of fringed across-the-body bag, but these felt more one-of-a-kind to me, and I'm really glad I went with them because they turned out even better than I hoped :)
A pair of sandals (these are from Target for $17.99) - this style was particularly easy to add fringe to, since there's a front strap near the ankle -something to keep in mind when you're considering a pair for this project)
A strip of leather (this piece was bought at Michaels and measures 3.5 in. x 9.5 in., which was plenty for both sandals)
Chain, beads, gems, etc. *optional, not shown
Start by cutting your leather piece, into two equal strips.
Then create small incisions of approximate equal distance to create your fringe - be careful not to cut all the way through! I left about an inch of width at the top - this is the part that you'll end up attaching to your sandal so make sure you leave a wide enough space.
Test your leather strip against your sandal to make sure you like the length of your fringe (it would be hard to trim evenly across once it's been attached)
Coat your sandal strap in a generous amount of E-6000, remembering to avoid the buckle holes that you plan on using, because otherwise you won't be able to wear these.
And then when your friends are out putting on their Coachella best, you'll be staring at these little fringed beauties longingly, wondering why you didn't follow the directions.
Press your leather fringe strip down onto the glue. I ended up unbuckling the sandal and turning it almost upside-down in order to get the main strap flat onto the table.
Let dry for a few hours (until the fringe strip no longer wiggles on the strap, the and the glue is set ;). Then, cut any excess off near the buckle holes - leaving just the space you need to buckle your sandal.
I added some gold chain to the top of my fringe just to give it a little something extra. You can skip this step entirely, or add something else like beads, gems, braided twine, cat stickers. Whatever tickles your pickle. Just throw some E-600 on there and go HAM with whatever you've got in your craft drawer/cabinet/closet/room. I wish I had a craft room....
And BOOM. You're done! Once everything is dry, you can strut the hell outta these babies! Nothing screams summer like some good ol' fringed sandals. Pair them with your ele-pants, this necklace, and hippie top of choice ;)
Hope you liked this one! It was easily one of my favorites. If you're into shoe DIYs, check out the Painted Cap Toe Flats from April too!
Have any great shoe DIYs or ideas? I'd love to hear/see them - comment below!