If your mind is already with the warmer months or you’re lucky enough to live somewhere where the sunshine is never far away, you’re definitely trying to figure out your summer footwear. Sandals don’t have an easy job; they have to be open, comfortable and stylish all at the same time. If you have an old pair of sandals or flip flops that could use a trendy makeover, we’re bringing you a list of DIY sandals you can use as inspiration!
1. Sling Sandals
Down Home Inspiration shares a tutorial for sling sandals that are perfect for those who love footwear that feels almost as if you’re not wearing anything. The soft fabric is going to feel pleasant against your skin, unlike plastic or leather straps that leave marks on your feet!
2. Tassel Sandals
Have the sandals you bought last season lost their charm already? Decorate them with a few tassels and they’ll be as good as new! Honestly WTF‘s quick upgrade is especially great if you quickly need to find shoes that will go with your free-spirited summer dress!
3. Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator sandals are very noticeable and definitely make a notable statement! If you love the concept of them but want to wear shoes with a little bit more personality, All Day Chic offers a super creative spin on the classic gladiator sandals and we love that it’s full of colors!
4. Big Bow Sandals
Bows are ever so charming, especially when they are big, bold and not afraid to stand out! Ebay‘s take on big bow sandals is the perfect project to do this summer if you want to take long walks through town in the cutest summertime sandals yet!
5. Pom Pom Sandals
Shopping for new shoes becomes a problem when your shoe cupboard is still filled to the brim with old pairs. Instead of spending money on overpriced shoes, choose an old pair of sandals that could use a makeover and check in with South Moon Under to learn how a little pom pom trim can make all the difference!
6. Fabric Sandals
We always have fabric scraps on hand because you never know when you might need them. Visit Paper & Stitch to see a really good example of how little fabric is needed to completely update your old sandals and give them a totally fresh summer-ready look!
7. Knee-High Sandals
Are the regular sandals a little too ordinary for you and you’re yearning to wear something a bit more daring and unexpected? Make these knee-high sandals by A Pair & A Spare! They are definitely a piece that won’t go unnoticed and you’ll be able to brag that they are your own creation!
8. Sequin Sandals
The classic flip flop sandals you buy at a seriously low price are a great starting point for a creative project! Pick up some big sequin circles from a crafting store and check out the instructions at TiB for these sparkly and modern sequin sandals!
9. Braided Sandals
Your sandals can have a very minimalist look and don’t have to be the focal point of the whole outfit at all. Sometimes you just want to make something comfy and beautiful, a creation you’ll be able to wear for years to come. These braided sandals by Make It & Love It are ideal for that!
10. Crystal Embellished Sandals
Our favorite DIY makeovers are those that are literally completed within minutes but result in a massive transformation! Who knew that a couple of crystals can completely change the appearance of plain sandals? Hello Glow definitely did and now this inspiration is available to all us as well!
11. Metallic Birkenstocks
Birkenstocks are the classic sandals that are very comfortable to wear and loved by so many people! They do tend to look a tad old-fashioned though and if you want to give them a revolutionary modern look, there’s no better way than to utilize some metallic spray paint! Fall for DIY shares the details!
12. Floral Sandals
The warm months are strongly associated with blooming flowers and floral motives all around. Be one step ahead of everyone and make these floral sandals by Cut Out + Keep before the summer comes in full swing, so you’ll be able to whip them out at the exactly right time!
13. Jeweled Sandals
When you think about giving your shoes a makeover you may think it’s going to cost you a lot of time and materials, but the truth is that the greatest transformations can happen in a very short time with very few materials! Take these jeweled sandals by Honestly WTF as an example!