5.17.2010

Pom-Pom Sandal Flats

When I saw these Pom-Pom flats I fell in love with their eccentric meets cute and classy style. These babies have a price tag of $540. What!? Who pays that much for shoes, unless your name is Paris Hilton? 

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.

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I didn't want the finished shoe to be permanent, so I attached a strip of felt like so to the sandal so I could glue the pom-pom to the felt instead of the shoe. 

I'm loving the finished product!

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post signatureI will be linking up here. 
Lanvin Photo Credit belongs to NET-A-PORTER.com

53 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

So HOLY CLEVER CUTE! lOVE IT! Love the GAP TOO!

Denise said...

I absolutely love this! The pom-poms make your shoes so whimsical and fun!

The Girl Creative said...

Thanks so much for linking up today. Your sandals are so cute! Love your blog - sooo pretty. :) I'm going to go follow now. :)

Matt and Brooke said...

those are so cute sar! you are so creative!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

You go girl!!! Loving the sandels!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

this is brilliant. what a fun DIY. Will have to share this!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

you rock!! what a creative solution. i love it!!

krista said...

Love the shoes! your legs are lovely by the way.... not to be awkward !! haha! Your skin is so pretty!!!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

How cute! Yours are just as adorable, and you didn't have to spend a whopping $500! Nice work!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

LOVE it!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I've been meaning to ask you if you'd like to join in on this service project or just help me spread the word...it is for a very good cause and I am sure you could put your own crafty magic on the project:

http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2010/05/service-boot-camp-giveaway-write-it-out.html

Kaysi said...

Those are adorable!

Lindzena said...

So cute!! I do not think I could live with myself if I spent that much money on a pair of shoes. Perfect solution!

Megan said...

Super cute!

Anne said...

Cute! I love your style!

Kara said...

Totally adorable! I keep thinking I need to start dressing up my shoes. :)

MommyJ said...

Generally, I don't like this style of sandal... but with the pom poms, and on your feet, they absolutely look cute.

Heidi Jo said...

sick. it's just sick that someone can see something and then actually copy it THEMSELVES. i so wish i had your sickness :o)

Claire said...

LOVE them!!

Kate said...

These are adorable! I want a pair! I definitely need to find a pair of old sandals to try this with!

Meggan said...

Very cute!

~Alison~ said...

Cute! Great eye seeing that you had similar sandals!

morgan said...

Mmmmk you are amazing!! Love the pom pom shoes so so cute!!

~Morgan

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Christy said...

Adorable. I can't imagine spending that kinda $$ on shoes - sandles no less. I love that you didn't make them permanent!

Heather said...

You did such a good job! They look great.

iamwoman said...

wowzers!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

wow. that how you DIY style!

come join my link party: Make my style Mondays

~L~
DIY fashion @ AvidAccents.blogspot

whitney said...

um ok basically those are so stinking cute.
love your blog!

Marie said...

You blog is darling and I love the sandals! :)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Of course you are the absolute cutest eva :) great work. I expected nothing less of you though, gorgeous! xo

purseblogger said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT?? You are amazing!

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Jackie said...

OK! I LOVE your version way more than the original. These are darling!

{All Thingz Related} said...

CUTE! Thanks for sharing with Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Dave and Lindsey said...

LOVE THiS!!! you are so clever!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How amazing. Now I a have to go look at my sandals, bet I have a pair I can doll up. How fun.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Those are super cute!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Pam said...

This are super cute! I'm going to send the link to my daughter. How clever you are! Thanks for sharing!

LuckyStarHeather said...

Love them :) What a great way to be a bit trendy this year, with the possibility for something different next year! Great job :)

Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

Chelsea said...

Wow, that was a quick response Sarah! I am impressed by your ability to make anything. Very cool. You are getting quite the following too, how fun. I am doing really good, just working and loving being married. Elise is doing great--she gets home the beginning of August, and I can't wait!

Sachiko said...

Thank you for visiting my link party and sharing this project with us! I love it!

Andrea said...

Thanks for linking up! They turned out great!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

Thanks for linking to Make My Style Mondays. I just featured your item in my wrap up. Grab a button when you can.

~L~
Avidaccents.blogspot.com

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Those turned out perfect! Your pictures are great too. Thank you for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper! I love it!

Lanie Ree said...

These are great! Congrats on saving yourself a ton of money :)

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

Jessica Hills said...

Those are super cute, and so is your blog! I am your newest follower!!

Kate said...

Great job, these are super cute!

Fawnda said...

Those are too cute! I Love it! Great job! :)

Heather said...

Fabulous! TFS!

BeeHive said...

Very cute!

Laura said...

I love these. I just wanted you to know that I featured them on my blog. Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride!!

Megan said...

I'm so behind on commenting, but couldn't let this post go by without saying those shoes are freaking CUTE!!! I am super impressed.

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