I can’t be the only one who is/was completely and utterly obsessed with Aquazzura’s Pom Pom Sandals, right? I also can’t be the only one who balked at the $795 price tag and thought… “I could probably just make something similar.” This tutorial is crazy easy. I ended up going with a softer color palette (pinks + blush tones) but you could just as easily use primary colors like the original.
I chose to embellish Steve Madden’s Irenee Sandal as it’s structurally very similar to the Aquazzura sandals… and has a nice comfy block heel.
Apply a thin ribbon of glue to the top of your sandal.
Slowly, carefully add the trim. Be sure to go slowly to keep the pom poms out of the glue… and ensure the trim is applied nice and straight!
Repeat with a second row of trim…
And a third!
I chose to embellish the ankle strap. This took a bit more work (my fingers were covered in glue by the end) but I think it adds a nice touch. You just have to be really careful and ensure that you don’t cover up any of the holes… and that you keep the trim nice and straight.
And you’re done! Allow to dry and then wear your creation proudly.
Top photo by Lydia Hudgens.