DIY Tassel Sandals

Jimmy Choo’s Dream sandals, with multi-colored tassels and decorative coins, came and went before we had a chance to snag a pair this summer. The next best alternative was to DIY them, of course. I recreated these gypset stunners in black, which seemed more suitable for fall. They are so fun to wear and actually quite easy to customize with your own charms and trinkets!

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You’ll need:

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Start by wrapping the ends of the silk cord with scotch tape. This will prevent the ends from fraying. Fold the 6 yard length in half, wrap a piece of tape around the middle, and cut. Remove the straps from the shoes.

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Thread the silk cord through the open loops. Slip your foot into the shoe and wrap the cord around the ankles. Trim the ends if necessary but don’t forget to wrap tape around the section that is being cut to prevent fraying.

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Drop a dollop of E6000 into the cord ends – use a toothpick if it helps. Shimmy the end of the silk cord, with the tape still on it, into the ends. Allow it to dry for at least an hour.

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Use jump rings to attach the tassel to the end of the cord ends. Trim the ends of the tassel. Then attach coins to the tassel.

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Repeat on the other shoe.

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Wrap, tie, and shake a leg! **Note that the silk cord is slippery so will need to be double knotted. Using braided suede will hold better with a single knot.

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(images by HonestlyWTF)

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110 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    OMG!!! These diy sandals look super stunning. Fabulous diy idea 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

    10.2.13
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  2. Enda wrote:

    that is awesome!!!
    i really really lovee it!!
    enjoy!

    xoxo,
    Enda,
    http://detailsbyenda.blogspot.com/

    10.2.13
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  3. Kim wrote:

    what an interesting look! not sure if i could pull it off, but these are great for early fall!
    -kim
    midnight snark

    10.2.13
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  4. STEL STYLE wrote:

    So easy DIY, i love it!!

    http://Www.thestelstyle.com

    10.2.13
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  5. veva wrote:

    I love this type of DIY,
    because there´re easy and cheap.
    great result!

    Love from MY WHITE IDEA DIY

    10.2.13
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  6. Rachelle wrote:

    That is so cool, love it.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

    10.2.13
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  7. Love your DIYs, those shoes look super chic! 🙂

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

    10.2.13
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  8. Francesca wrote:

    very nice! Soon on my blog a DIY!

    http://unepetitebrunette.com/

    10.2.13
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  9. Paty wrote:

    Nice!!!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    10.2.13
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  10. dana wrote:

    these are incredible! what a great idea. I’ll have to try ASAP!

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    10.2.13
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  11. The Fashion Fraction wrote:
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  12. Ambyr wrote:

    Those are so cute. I love the rope. Hmm, I need to make myself a version.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    10.2.13
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  13. these are incredible.

    10.2.13
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  14. Laura wrote:

    Wow these look amazing !

    http://www.thestilettoholic.com

    Love from Paris

    10.2.13
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  16. Mumu wrote:

    Brilliant! I’m doing this!
    Cheers! from,
    http://www.champagnesundayliving.com

    10.2.13
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  17. Naomi wrote:

    These do not look like DIY sandals, they look expensive! But so easy to do. Kudos.
    Wish I had a pair of shoes with ankle straps to try it out.

    Naomi
    LOST+FOUND

    10.2.13
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  18. Eva wrote:

    Simple but cool, love it! xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

    10.2.13
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  19. Denisa wrote:

    Wow, that is great.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

    10.2.13
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  20. Beautiful! I love how easy this DIY is. I couldn’t get the Jimmy Choos, but this I can do!

    10.2.13
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  21. Lauren wrote:

    This really makes these shoes, they are awesome!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

    10.2.13
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  22. Can’t begin to describe how major this DIY is! Loves it loves it. xo @ Waiting on Martha

    10.2.13
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  23. These are outrageously gorgeous!!!!!

    10.2.13
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  24. Fully obsessed with this. So cute x

    10.2.13
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  25. wow they look store bought – all your DIYs do! love this idea 😉

    10.2.13
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  26. Corazón wrote:

    This is so cute and creative. I’m sure this fits my budget much better than the Jimmy Choo’s anyways! Easy to follow DIY also! Love it 🙂
    Corazón
    http://llipstickwithcoffee.blogpsot.com/

    10.2.13
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  27. YV wrote:

    pretty cool

    10.2.13
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  28. Love black and gold. My passion.
    VINTAGETERAPIA
    http://vintageterapia.blogspot.com.es/

    10.3.13
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  29. Bruna wrote:

    Fabulous sandals, can’t wait to diy them myself! http://www.lavenue.com/

    10.3.13
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  30. Rachel wrote:

    I’m scouring my closet for some shoes that this would work for.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

    10.3.13
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  31. Jackie wrote:

    Love a good DIY 🙂

    10.3.13
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  32. Vanessa wrote:

    Cute! The tassels are a great touch 🙂

    http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com/

    10.4.13
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  33. Justi wrote:

    wow, wow, wow, I like it! Very nice idea 🙂

    10.13.13
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  34. That is such a creative idea, love them!

    10.22.13
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  35. ElsaD wrote:

    The final product is spectacular! Thanks for sharing! Xo,

    http://cafesocietyxxi.blogspot.de/

    10.24.13
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  36. joanna wrote:

    LOoooooveeee this DIY. Definitely trying at home

    11.12.13
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  37. Jullie wrote:

    I would love to do this DIY. What is the name of the sandals?

    2.21.14
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  38. Courtney wrote:

    Okay so I want to make these but I can’t find these gold coins ANYWHERE! I don’t want to buy 100 of them since I only need 4….Help!

    5.26.14
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  40. Marle wrote:

    Such an awesome DIY! Love it 🙂 🙂

    http://www.dutchfashiongirl.com

    8.20.14
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  41. These are cool- and so easy to do! Pity I don’t have any shoes to spare…!

    10.19.14
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  42. Adeline wrote:

    Best DIY ever !!!! I love the colourful version but black ones are more chic

    1.5.15
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  43. Legal Fashionista wrote:

    I have spent hours trying to find out where these shoes are from, the link you posted just leads straight to Steve Madden; however, I still cannot find these shoes anywhere. I absolutely love this DIY, and I’m happy to tell you that it’s been repinned from my own pin many times! Amazing job!

    Could you please tell us the brand of your shoes? It would be GREATLY appreciated.

    3.23.15
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  44. Veronica wrote:

    Really great idea to upgrade cheap heels, or to go along with a trend without committing more money than necessary in it! Going to try it this weekend!

    7.9.15
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  45. etherapi wrote:

    These are amazing, I just love it.

    7.24.15
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  47. Gorg!! LOVE that idea.

    10.15.15
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    6.14.16
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  51. looks perfect for a cruise

    8.9.16
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  52. they look expensive! But so easy to do. Kudos.
    Wish I had a pair of shoes with ankle straps to try it out.

    2.13.17
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  53. filmbartar wrote:

    thanks for sharing this article
    keep up great work
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    4.2.17
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  54. Roca wrote:

    wow, I like it! Very nice idea
    These are cool- and so easy to do! Pity I don’t have any shoes to spare…!

    2.21.18
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  55. singdong wrote:

    These black sandals looking very nice with a combination of lace. I would also try this.

    5.30.18
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