It’s time for another DIY, and as I am going away on holiday soon, my attention has turned to holiday appropriate sandals.
Well, they aren’t quite holiday ready or I wouldn’t be doing a DIY, so let’s get started!
The Sandals: I have this pair of pretty basic sandals. For most things they would be fine, but for a month in spectacular Spain, I think they need a little more personality. And I need options as I am only taking the minimal pairs of shoes.
What You Need:
- Sandals (any pair should do, see my choice above)
- Assortment of beads
- string or leather strips
Cut two equal lengths of string/leather. Put a knot at one end, approximately 10cm (4 inches) from the very end.
Begin stringing beads in a random order. I used beads from the same line in two different colours to add depth to the selection.
Continue stringing beads until the beaded section is long enough to cover front half of strap &/or your ankle. Finish with a knot and trim string about 10cm (4 inches) from knot.
Repeat first three steps so you end up with two strands of beads.
I left the long length at each end so I could tie the beads to my sandals. I want to be able to wear the sandals with or without the beads so will need the string long enough to tie when I want to use them. Also having the length will give me the option of wearing the beads tied around my ankle or wrist should I want a little bling. This will reduce the amount of jewelry I need to bring with on the trip. So, I can jazz up my sandals, have an anklet or a couple of bracelets depending on my mood!
DIY Beaded Sandals – After: I have tied the beads so they drape across the front of the shoe at the level of the strap.
There you go, a little extra for just the cost of a few beads. I think it gives the sandals a little more personality and keeps them from being too basic.
DIY Beaded Sandals, perfect for a holiday in Spain!
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