Make a strap for the back of your shoe by following the same steps you did for the front strap in Part One. Insert your foot into the shoe and determine where the back strap should go. Trim the sides to round the edges.
Wrap the strap around the back edge of the cardboard bottom and use small pieces of duct tape to attach to base.
Secure by using strips of your base color on the inside, working from the center out.
Because my accent color is a pattern, I used that color to secure from the outside.
Place your foot in the shoe to determine where the straps should be. Trim any excess with your scissors.
Attach one strap to one side of your shoe.
Attach the second strap to the opposite side of shoe. Criss-cross the two straps.
To make a slip strap, take a third pre-made strap and wrap it around one of your attached straps to create a loop. Trim excess with scissors. Using the same color duct tape, secure that loop you just made. Make another two loops in the same fashion.
Slide your foot into your shoe and figure out the placement of your buckle. Trim the excess strap. (see video for detail)
Add the remaining two loops on the second strap.
Attach these loops from the bottom with your accent color duct tape.
Thread the strap through the first loop and over back into the second two loops.
Finally, you will need to cover the bottom of your shoe. You do this by creating a giant sticker. Trace the bottom of the shoe on parchment paper. Cover the traced section with overlapping pieces of duct tape. Cut out the sticker.
Place the sticker directly on the bottom of the shoe.
All done! Now go ahead and personalize those shoes!
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Jewelry and wearables
5 minutes or less
Variations are endless once you get the basics done. Check out these amazing bow sandals we created!