DIY Embellished Sandals

DIY Studded Sandals

Have you ever bought something and liked it, but had a feeling that it needed something just a little bit extra? That’s how I felt with these shoes. I LOVE them, love, love, love; but they just needed some oomph!

DIY Studded Sandals

As luck would have it one of my favorite trends has been made available due to the glorious product merchandisers at Joann’s – naturally, I’m talking about studs. I picked up a set of these bad boys for only $2.50 after a 50% off coupon.

DIY Studded Sandals

I know what you’re thinking; those are iron-on studs, Lindsay. How are you going to get those onto sandals…? Two words my friend: flat iron.

So, here’s how to do it:

Arrange your studs on your shoe however you see fit. It can be kinda tricky because shoes curve and these studs shift rather easily.

DIY Studded Sandals

If you’re having a really hard time with the studs warm them up for about 12 seconds under a heat source to make the adhesive tacky.

DIY Studded Sandals

What I did was I arranged the studs in groups of 6 and then adhered them with the flat iron.

DIY Studded Sandals

The package says apply heat and pressure for 60-80 seconds, but I found that 40 seconds was more the sufficient. Once you’ve taken the flat iron off you can fiddle with them a little and get them in the perfect position if they shifted a little.

Keep going until your pattern is complete and you’re done! Easy as pie!

DIY Studded Sandals

Here’s a before and after of the sandals, I love how just a little touch of embellishment can turn ordinary shoes into the perfect accessory!

DIY Studded Sandals

 

 

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Lindsay is a mother by day; artist, blogger, crafter by night. She is currently obsessed with photography, nail art, and trying to fit dinner somewhere between all of that. Her goal for this year is to find a cure for short-nap syndrome and ‘That’s Mine!’ disease.

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Comments

  1. This is great I have thought of doing this because something shoes need some spicing up! 🙂 Great post!