DIY Tassel Greek Sandals

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)

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26 Comments

  1. Mun wrote:

    I’m in awe with how neat your tassels are!

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  2. Dee wrote:

    This will be such a fun DIY for summer festivals!!

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  3. I love this DIY! These turned out absolutely adorable

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  4. SAUL wrote:

    This is such a fun idea!!

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  5. Allie wrote:

    These are too cute for words!! <3

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  6. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    I am obsessed with tassels and gladiator sandals recently and this DIY project just combined the two, amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  7. Binbin He wrote:

    I really like your website!

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  9. Tina wrote:

    This is such a cool idea!! Can you make them so the tassels are removable? I would love to be able to transition the shoes for certain occasions thanks for the inspiration! http://www.mingleandmansome.com

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  10. Zen wrote:

    This is so cute! If only I had the legs for gladiators 🙂 So far my tassel DIYs have been strictly jewellery (and 1 bag chain)- featured on my blog hapinesswherever.wordpress.com- but I’d love to venture out to other accessories like you have 🙂

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  11. Candace Simmons wrote:

    I have noticed that tassels have become popular in the fashion world and I like this idea. I have had my eye on several top patterns w/tassels to make f or my granddaughters. I think they would love to make these to match. Thanks again DIY for yet another great idea!!!

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