RAINBOW SLIDERS DIY!

The snow has gone! Spring is just around the corner! Yes, it's still cold - but I'm feeling optimistic about the coming months, so I thought I'd share a sunny make, from late last year...

This is a slightly different 'format' to my usual type of post, as I wanted to create something a bit more snappy... it's a straight-forward DIY, inspired by some 'snazzy' sliders I spotted online.

THE INSPIRATION: A pair of pompom sliders, by Rea Feather, currently on sale for £165!


THE MODIFICATION: I wanted an almost exact copy - with the main difference being I wanted a bit of 'lift', and not such a flat sole...

THE PROCESS:
Take one pair of sliders:


Choose some brightly coloured pompom trim:


Add the trim to the slider, one row at a time, using glue to secure as you go, snipping off at the end of each row:









THE END RESULT:



So, a quick final price comparison:
Sliders: £11 on eBay
Pompom trim: £6 (99p per metre) 
Glue & Glue Gun: Model's own! (but not expensive, less than £10)

Total cost: £17! A saving of £148, if you were thinking of buying the designer version!

And that's not where the story ends... I took the sliders on holiday, and not just ANY holiday! It was a surprise trip to Miami for Mum, to celebrate her very special birthday - so, of-course, we had to take some pics on location! Ooh, the sliders had the time of their lives...

HANGING OUT, OUTSIDE A CLUB...



RELAXING ON THE BEACH...


LOOKING COOL ON THE BOOT OF THE CAR...


AND ON FEET!!



It's been a challenging few months - but writing this post, and remembering how I felt, both making these rainbow lovelies (!) - and also on the trip itself with Mum, has lifted me. I'll be sharing news with you soon on some very exciting projects I'll be working on in the next few weeks, to coincide with this little blog's rebrand to Gema Sew and Sew. It's been a lovely journey, with Sequins and Slippers - but I feel it now needs to change.

Thank-you for being there, for reading this, for supporting me - and for crafting time for yourself (just in general - not specifically to read this post!).

Gema x

Comments

  1. Well done! I love the pompom trim. However, the photos at the end of this post are the best. I laughed so hard that I woke my family up at the other end of the house :)

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    1. I'm so pleased!! I love the idea of that :)

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