Jun 26, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

CIY: Strappy Sandal Makeover

The other night I decided to walk home from work.  I was feeling like a little fresh air and exercise.  My walk is a nice 3.2 mile stroll filled with lots to look at.  There are always new stores and restaurants popping up (which feels like every other day).  Not to mention all of the good people watching.  My route home usually feels like the Tour de France with all of the bike riders zipping by on their way home.

When I got closer to home, I walked by a Payless shoe store.  They had a sign hanging in the window about a sale they were having on sandals.  Of course, they had me at “Sale”, so I popped in.  I looked through all of the sale sandals and found a pair that had quite a bit going on.  They looked more like a straight jacket for your feet!  Then, my little CIY eye saw past these overly strappy sandals, and saw a simple strap sandal.  Yep, I cut the heck out of my sandals!  I figured at $9.99 (approx. $10.50 with tax) I could risk potentially ruining these sandals.

P.S. These sandals are actually very comfortable!

 CIY:Make your own simple strap sandals! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

 Supplies:

Payless sandals (or other super strappy sandal)

– Scissors

– Box cutter 

 CIY:Make your own simple strap sandals! :: www.happinessiscreating.com{Step 1}: Grab your scissors and cut the strap that goes down your foot as close to the strap that goes over your feet.  Repeat with your other sandal.

{Step 2}:  Use your scissors to cut the strap from the gold circle that goes around your ankle.  Repeat with your other sandal.

 {Step 3}:  Use your scissors to cut the strap that runs between your toe.  Cut the strap as close as you can to the sole of the shoe and the strap that goes over your foot. Repeat with your other sandal.

CIY:Make your own simple strap sandals! :: www.happinessiscreating.com{Step 4}:  Grab your box cutter and start to cut into the remaining strap connected to your sole.  I cut through the side of the strap and then was able to rip it off.

{Step 5}: Your sandal should look like this.  This will not bother your feet if you cut it deep enough.  Repeat this step with your other sandal.

CIY:Make your own simple strap sandals! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

CIY:Make your own simple strap sandals! :: www.happinessiscreating.com

{Photo credit: Right: Tenoversix}

7 Comments to CIY: Strappy Sandal Makeover

  1. Zoe
    June 27, 2013 12:53 am

    Oh wow those sandals had a lot going on! They were like all the boots (it’s winter where I live) that are out now, so many buckles and straps. Your simpler version is much nicer :)

  2. Amanda
    June 27, 2013 11:44 am

    I love outdoor curtains! These look so pretty.
    xoxo

    http://www.cakeandcouture.com

  3. Mary
    June 28, 2013 2:46 am

    cute! Live in florida so i wear sandles allot thanks
    Marys Hemp Store
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysHempStore

  4. Jules
    June 28, 2013 4:45 pm

    I do love me a simple sandal. Especially without that painful toe strap. Such a clever idea!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    http://www.caninesandcouture.com

  5. Duke
    July 2, 2013 7:05 pm

    I think this is going to be the first CIY i try! Wish me luck and thanks for the great idea!

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