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May 22, 2014

DIY Jeweled Teva Sandals

I do enjoy an easy DIY project every now and then. Two summers ago I was all about embellished cutoffs. Then there was the bleach dipped denim obsession. Today I'm sharing my Prada-inspired jeweled Teva sandals project. You can see how I first wore my sparkly sandals with distressed denim. Since then, I've added more embellishments to my sandals and they're so comfortable that I even bought another pair of Tevas to customize.

For this DIY, you will need:

One package of flat-backed jewels (available at craft stores). I got mine at Michael's for under $8.
One pair of Teva sandals in your favorite color. Mine are the Original Universals in blue. (The sandals run big so I recommend sizing down.)
Aleene's Jewel-It embellishing glue 
cotton swabs
newspaper or paper towels to protect your workspace

Step 1:
Arrange your jewels by size, color, or shape. I like to group similar jewels together so I can plan my design and select my favorites.

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic shows how to make DIY jeweled Teva sandals inspired by the spring 2014 Prada runway.

Step 2:
Decide where you want to place your jewels on the straps. You can cluster smaller ones together for a Prada-inspired look or space the larger ones more evenly for a symmetrical look.

jeweled Teva sandals DIY project

Step 3:
Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the jewel. Use just enough to make a thin layer to cover the back of the jewel's surface.

jeweled Teva sandals DIY project

Step 4:
Press and hold the jewel onto its desired place for about a minute. Use a cotton swab to clean up any glue that spills over the edges before it dries. While that jewel dries, start on the other shoe. 

Step 5:
Repeat until desired pattern is achieved. Check to make sure all the jewels are securely attached. Allow 24 hours to dry completely before wearing. 

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic shows how to make DIY jeweled Teva sandals inspired by the spring 2014 Prada runway.

Step 6:
Pair them with your favorite summer dress, swimsuit, or shorts and hit the beach, the streets, or the hiking trails with your new sparkly new custom sandals!

March 22, 2021 update - Shop Teva sandals:

April 24, 2020 update - Shop sporty sandals for summer 2020:

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