Inspired by these sandals, I wanted to make a version of my own! I loved the red color, so I snagged some raffia at Joann's along with a pair of Old Navy sandals (this Old Navy pair could totally work as well) to get the project going!
The key to matching the Anthropologie sandal is getting a pair with a strap down the center, so T-strap sandals would work wonders. But, any other strappy version would work as well as long as you've got spots to put down your raffia pompoms in whatever design you'd like.
I started off with the raffia, wrapping it around my pointer finger and my pinky, and then tying a knot in the center to hold the pieces together. I made an assorted batch of pompoms in all different sizes because I couldn't quite decide how big I wanted them.
I trimmed the edges, added a little glue in the center just to hold everything in place, and then began stitching them to the sandal. I took some matching red quilters thread and started to stitch the pompom to the shoe. I didn't actually sew the sandal, just looped the thread around the straps, into the pompom center and the raffia strands.
I wanted my pompoms to be a bit larger after testing out sizing on the shoe, so I picked three similarly shaped raffia balls and stitched them all down to the top of the sandal.
They looked like little fireworks on my feet, making them fun footwear for this weekend!!
Sandals for the 4th?? You betcha!
Super comfortable and full of flair - the perfect combo for a pair of statement flats!
My Free People dress felt like a contemporary costume that I wore in high school, so I jumped. Not so easy to point my feet in this, but I still got some decent air :)