I live for the moments when I come across a material or element that has the potential to spark an infinite amount of ideas. When I spotted these mini silk tassels, from this gem of an Etsy store, my rainbow-hued, tassel/pom pom loving cabeza was like: Eureka, I’ve found DIY gold! Dish towels, pillows, scarves, jewelry, baskets, totes . . . gladiator sandals, there isn’t anything I don’t wanna adorn with tassels. Especially, when they’re already made for me.

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You’ll need:

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Waxed linen thread is perfect for this project because it holds knots extremely well. Thread 3-4 inch pieces of thread through the tops of the tassels.

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Set aside.

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I love using this chaco liner pen from Clover. It has a fine toothed edge and deposits white chalk, which makes the marks easy to see but also easy to remove with just a wet cloth. Put the sandals on and wrap the straps around your legs. Mark where you want the tassels to lay.

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Remove the sandals and double knot the tassels onto the straps.

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Trim away any excess thread.

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You should be able to shift the tassels around in case they need to be adjusted. Cha, cha, cha!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)