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Embellish plain slide sandals with leather flowers
Learn how to turn your plain slides into cute girly shoes with leather flower embellishments! This is an easy and fun DIY project that you can personalize with different colors of leather.

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  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, I printed out a flower outline that I found online in the size I wanted my leather flowers to be. Then, I cut the flower out loosely; just to get rid of the excess paper, and taped it to a piece of card stock (you could use thin cardboard too). You could also draw the design if you want. Then I just cut out the shape of my flower from the card stock. This will be my guide for cutting the leather so every flower looks the same.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, I grabbed a piece of my leather (I used scraps from an old project) and taped my cardstock flower to the leather. Then I just cut around the cardstock and I ended up with a cute leather flower!

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then I put a flat piece of wood inside the shoe so that when I hammered a hole in the shoe it didn’t go through to the bottom of the shoe.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, grab the hole puncher from the rivet tool kit. Now place the sharp end of the hole punch against the shoe where you want the center of your first flower to be placed. Then use a hammer to hit the end of the hole punch to make a hole in the shoe… you’ll have to hit HARD and it might take more than one hit, my husband had to help me with this at first because I wasn’t hammering it hard enough to make a hole.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next, I used the same method to punch a hole in the center of my leather flower. I made sure to lay the flower on the wood slat before punching the hole.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hold the flower on the shoe, lining up the holes, and press the front rivet piece through the holes from top to bottom.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next, snap the back rivet piece onto the front rivet from the inside of the shoe. It should snap into place easily, but will be a bit loose.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now to secure the rivet in place, grab the other two pieces from the rivet attaching tool kit. These are the anvil (small round piece) and the setting tool (long cylinder). Next, take the anvil and place the curved side against the rivet back (inside the shoe).

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then place the curved side of the setting tool against the rivet front, sandwiching the rivet between the two pieces.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 10
    Step 10

    Hold this in place while hammering the end of the setting tool to secure the rivet. Once you’ve hammered it hard enough, the rivet will be tight and secure.

  • How to embellish a pair of floral shoes. Diy Flower Embellished Slide Sandals - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now just repeat this process until your slides are covered with as many flowers as you want!

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