Over the past few months, I’ve been seeing really pretty jeweled sandals in stores and online. Not willing to pay the hefty retail price tag, I decided to make a pair of DIY Jeweled Sandals to save some money! I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so it seemed like the perfect time to put on my comfiest pj’s and go for it.
DIY Jeweled Sandals
My original inspiration came from these cute JCrew sandals on the left. Unfortunately, not only were they a little more than I wanted to spend, but they were also sold out. (Which is probably a good thing so I didn’t cave and buy them anyway!)
Now that I found the perfect sandals, I just needed to head over to the Fashion District for some loose jewels and superglue!
Plan out your design on a flat surface before you start glueing to avoid any mistakes. I wanted something abstract but pretty, so I ended up with this leaf-like design.
After you settle on your own design, start gluing from the middle of your sandal strap and work out from there. This will keep everything centered and balanced.
As you transfer the design onto the sandal strap, you may need to make alterations and changes as you see fit. My original design ended up being too long, so I made small adjustments to make it work.
The other tricky part is making sure the second shoe is symmetrical to the first! I used a tape measure to see exactly where I started the middle stone of the first shoe to keep them looking as identical as possible. Don’t stress too much about it, as most people won’t be looking that closely at your feet 🙂
Once I started gluing, it only took around 20 minutes to complete both DIY Jeweled Sandals. So easy! Let the glue set overnight, and then they are ready to wear the next morning!