Tuesday Tutorial: Kid’s Sandals

One of my favorite things is the 2 for $5 sandals at Old Navy.


2 for $5.

It is so easy to take a pair of sandals and turn them into a boutique pair of $60 dollar sandals!

What you need:

  • Sandals
  • ribbon of your choice (grosgrain ribbon works best)
  • maybe some fake flowers that you like instead of ribbon?
  • hot glue gun

My daughter picked out her sandals, and we found the ribbon to match.

It’s easiest to tie the bow first, just like you would tie a shoe lace.

Then, when you get it the size and shape you want, clip the ends of the ribbon.

You will want to heat seal the ends of the ribbon. This is EASY, I promise. Take a match or lighter and quickly pass over the ends of the ribbon. They will melt and seal.

Cut another piece of ribbon so that it is long enough to go around the bow and the top part of the sandals. 

Place the CENTER of the new cut piece of ribbon on the center the bow.

Wrap the two ends around the top of the sandal and overlap them so one end tucks under the other. 

Use your glue gun to attach the overlap part of the two ends of ribbon.

Wait for the glue to cool down before placing them on your child. I’m just sayin.

I’ve also made these with flowers:   


The flowers were on a bunch that I bought at Joann Fabrics (I just pulled off the petal part).

I used a piece of felt (felt works really well with hot glue for a strong bond) and placed the felt under the top part of the sandal and then hot glued the flower onto the felt.

VERY easy, right?

You get a fun and one of a kind sandal!

Be creative! Use beads, flowers, ribbon, whatever you want!

This is a great kid’s summer project that they can get involved in the creative process. But please, don’t let them use the hot glue!

I would LOVE for you to show us all what you made, so please share!

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3 Responses to Tuesday Tutorial: Kid’s Sandals

  1. Amy says:

    I did not know about the 2 for $5 deal! I’m heading to Old Navy tomorrow. Thanks!

  2. Christy says:

    Old Navy, here I come!

  3. Evelyn says:

    I’ve used hot glue gun and everything keeps fallinf off is there any other glue i can use.. Pla thanks

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