When I brought out my summer shoes from my unfinished basement abyss, I remembered I had these:
I thought for sure I could create a similar look for way way less. First I searched the web for a good pom-pom tutorial. This was the very best one. So I did my best to follow it religiously. I wanted to use material that was going to look really close to the Lanvin flats that I drooled over. I ended up using an old black cotton t-shirt of mine. I cut long narrow strips from the t-shirt and tied them together until I had enough length to follow the tutorial. I cut my cardboard discs a bit larger than the ones pictured since I wanted my pom-pom to cover the front portion of my sandal. The only trouble I had following the pom-pom tutorial, was the part where it tells you to tie a slip knot. I failed once, and did better the second time by laying the cardboard discs down on the table while tying a regular knot.
Here's what it looked like after I cut around the edges and began to tie the knot.
Here's the finished pom-pom made from t-shirt strips. I skipped the step for making the pom-pom even, because I wanted mine to have more texture and didn't mind different lengths. I just trimmed it to my liking by "eye balling" it.
After I had repeated the steps from the tutorial to create 2 pom-poms, I cut 2 circles from felt and glued them to the bottom of the pom-poms as a base to be attached to my sandal.
I'm loving the finished product!
I will be linking up here.
Lanvin Photo Credit belongs to NET-A-PORTER.com