Tuesday, April 3, 2012

diy: colorblock sandals

Inspired by this wrapped tribal choker project from the ever-fierce Aimee at SwellMayde, I gave some plain brown platforms a little facelift:








    

I wrapped the embroidery thread per Aimee's tutorial, opting just knot the ends tightly to secure them at each end:




This is such a neat, simple technique for updating accessories.  Why not try it on your sandal straps, belts, purse handles, and various pieces of jewelry?  And it confers a significant bonus when used on shoes, adding a welcome layer of cushy padding!  Woot!

43 comments:

  1. So, so good! I wouldn't have ever thought of this-- I love it, especially with the style of shoe you chose.
    Erin @ Thanks, I Made It

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  2. love this... it is such an awesome idea.

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  3. This is too genius - love it!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  4. I really love that ! I did the same with an old belt and it's really cool and easy to wear!
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  5. i´m happy with this blog every time better.

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  6. What a brilliant idea! Which brings me back to my current and never-ending journey of trying to find a comfy pair of platform wedges. BTW, how was your trip to London? Did you manage to get anything good from Uniqlo?

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  7. wow, so clever! doesnt look handmade at all!

    xx
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  8. Where do you come up with these ideas...so cool!

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  9. I like you`re blog. many inspirations!!follow you!!

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  10. You have a lovely blog with so many inspiring posts! Thanks for sharing, would you like to follow each other?

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  11. Wow great blog!!! Love that post!!

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  12. Wow what a great idea! And your sandals are lovely and so unique to just you :)

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  13. Wow this is such a great idea! They turned out really well.

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  14. WOW! This just might be my favorite DIY project of yours. I love having custom made things just for me. It makes it all the more special. Your sandals are stunning.

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  15. Tribal sandals are different from black sandals that suits for formal occasions like wedding or simple family dinner.

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  16. so cool idea. So i´m following you :)

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  17. very useful tutorial! love it!
    your blog is also great - versalite and inspiring.
    Your newest follower
    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
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  18. First of all those platforms are fabulous! This is the second DIY colorblock project I've seen this week and now I'm obsessed and I'm dieing to try it. Yesterday I found one for an old belt this girl had, it was the only one she owned and it was falling apart. Instead of throwing it away she did this. Very cool. I'll be saving this post for future reference.

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  20. wow! amazing, nice^^ love your shoes!



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  21. wow, interesting idea, where are you sweetie. hope everything is fine.
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  22. Amazing diy, I must try it out! :)
    I've followed you ;>

    xoxo

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  23. Cool! I think I might try this on one bracelet as a start! :) btw you have a new follower ;)

    Quite A Looker

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  24. wow this is such a great DIY! how neat! I'd never say it was filled with thread, rather painted! thank you so much for sharing :)

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  25. Amazing! I love how colorfull the shoes are now :)

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  26. They're lovely =)
    Hey nice blog here, what about following each other? Visit my blog and let me know!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  27. This is such a great idea..I am going to have to try this..thanks for sharing ;) New follower!

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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  28. Wow, this looks great! Totally love the idea!:)

    Stop by some time:)

    xxx

    Mia's Little Corner

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  31. Nice idea :) I just wonder if that wouldn't scratch über-sensitive skin as mine

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  32. wow you're so talented! love most of the diy ideas in your blog!

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  33. That's a neat idea to brighten up an old pair of sandals.
    www.AhkaVintage.com

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  35. Great idea. They look fabulous.

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  37. so cute!! does the color from the embroidery thread run if you get rained on??

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