DIY Pom-Tassel Charm Slides
by blog contributor Marisa from The Neon Tea Party
Slide into Spring and Summer with these pom-tastic slip-on shoes you can easily embellish yourself using trims and pom-tassel charms from WomanShopsWorld! Punctuate almost any casual summer look with these fun flats and leave them by the door for easy, stylish shoes on the go.
Our shop is chock-full of playful trims and these fun pom-tassels come in 21 different colors, so the combination possibilities are endless! Read on to learn how to easily whip up these on-trend slip-ons yourself.
- A pair of slides or espadrilles (we love these gold ones from the Gap)
- WSW Pom-Tassel Charms in colors #2, #6 & #11
- WSW Creamsicle Stripe Orange, White Grosgrain Skinny Ribbon
- WSW Bubblegum Pink Pompom Trim
- Hot glue gun & hot glue
- Strong thread & needle
Heat up your glue gun and glue pom pom trim onto the inside edge of the shoe, working from one end to the other. Be sure to line up the trim so that the pom poms peek out right above the edge of the shoe.
Next, glue the grosgrain ribbon onto the outside surface of the shoe along the edge. Start by trimming the end of the ribbon on a slight angle to match the shape of the shoe and glue in small sections before securing. Be sure not to use too much glue as it will ooze out when you press down on the ribbon.
Depending on the shape of the shoe, you can continue gluing the ribbon along the edge without trimming or neatly trim the ribbon to allow for a sharp direction change. If you do the latter, glue a new piece of ribbon on top of the first piece and keep going along the edge of the shoe.
If you end up using three separate pieces of ribbon like we did here, be sure the front ribbon overlaps on top of both side ribbons when you glue it down.
Repeat the process with your other shoe!
Finally, attach the pom-tassels by sewing them to the front of the shoe. Start by snipping off the little loops on top.
Plan out your pattern making sure the pattern on each shoe mirrors each other rather than repeating the same color order on both shoes.
You’ll want to sew on your center pom-tassel first using your preferred method. If you’d like to do it the same way we did here, thread your needle, match up the two sides and tie them together with a knot before sewing through the shoe.
To attach the pom-tassel, spread the fibers of the pom pom to expose the string inside. Sew under the string and push the pom pom down to the surface of the shoe, then sew back into the shoe. If you’d like, you can repeat this process once or twice more to further secure the pom pom to the shoe.
If you’re using our sewing method, to finishing sewing on the pom pom you can slide the needle under the knot between the two strands of thread. Secure a final knot by going under the loop that’s created in the previous step and knotting around it.
Add the two other pom-tassels and repeat the process with the other shoe.
Personally, we love these funky shoes for strolling around town on the weekend. So cute, so comfy and oh-so-much fun!
If you try out this or any other WomanShopsWorld projects, be sure to share photos and tag #mywsw! We love seeing what our creative customers craft using our assortment of globally sourced supplies.
Feel free to leave any comments or project questions below.
By Marisa Morrison, DIY blogger, craft teacher and founder of The Neon Tea Party
The Neon Tea Party is on a mission to prove that everybody (yes, you too!) can craft and encourage you to get in touch with your creative side. TNTP provides fun DIY ideas, kits, and classes to help you make on-trend, globally-inspired products that will add joy to your home and wardrobe. Whether you’re curious about crafting or looking for a fun group activity, The Neon Tea Party has got you covered.
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