I hate to admit this but lately I’ve found myself being drawn to pom poms. That’s right—those little, fuzzy, poofy balls of fun. Don’t ask me why, it’s just something that happened. I had been going over ideas for a new DIY to post since I hadn’t done one in awhile, when I came across this top image. First, I’m really digging this girl’s outfit. Second, those heels (probably not everyone’s cup of tea but I love them). So there, I had found it—my next DIY and I get my pom pom-fix out of it.
I’ve had these nude heels for a few years now and I’ve never worn them (nor was I planning to). Luckily, they were pretty similar to the ones in the image so I thought I’d jazz them up for this DIY. What I really like about this project is that you can use any pair of heels (open or closed) that have straps to achieve this look. Plus, you can be as creative as you want in decorating them.
Choose a color combo that you like. (As much as I tried to change up the pom pom color scheme, I really liked the original colors so I stuck with that). Try to find 2 – 3 trimmings that already have the pom poms attached to it (I scooped the black and green ones up at Hobby Lobby) and some loose ones in different colors and sizes.
1. Taking a piece of trim, measure it out against the strap of the heel and then cut 2 pieces of the same length, one for each shoe. Apply No Fray solution to each end of the trim so that it doesn’t…well…fray.
2. Using clear fabric glue, apply a thin layer to the shoe strap, then apply the pom pom trim on top of it, rubbing off any excess glue that might have oozed out.
3. Repeat for the next trims until all the straps are covered the way you like it.
4 and 5. Once all the straps have been trimmed, embellish it with other colored pom poms (tassels are optional).
6. Let dry for a few hours.
Total decorating time: 2 hours
Heels – old pair
Pom Poms (all) – $7
Tassels* (optional) – $1.50
Glue* – $4
No Fray Solution* – $3
*Bought with 40% or 50% off coupons from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics.