Before I begin, no…this post was not endorsed by Havaianas even though I have been a fan and avid user of Havaianas since 2000 (*hint hint*). In fact, I love wearing Havaianas most of the time that I just don’t buy any other sandals. There are a few factors that makes Havaianas so great to wear. Firstly, it is comfortable as it is made from 100% rubber. It also dries quickly which is especially useful when one lives in a tropical country like Malaysia. Also now that we live in a world full of choices, these Havaianas come in a wide range of colours, designs and styles. One of my favorites to wear at the moment are the Freedom sandals, which is a thong-styled slingback strap sandal which allows for a lot of flexibility and security.
So I started wearing these Freedom Havaianas sandals to church a lot as they were a lot more presentable than wearing my normal Slim Havaianas, which made me look like I was heading to the beach. As embellished sandals are quickly cropping up the ladder of DIYs to do, I decided to do the same to my Freedom Havaianas and be a little more presentable on Sundays.
Read on to see how:
What you need:
- “Freedom” Havaianas sandals or any thong-styled slingback strapped sandals
- 6 small oval rhinestones, 4 medium-sized oval rhinestones, 2 medium-sized teardrop rhinestones
- E6000 glue or any industrial strength glue
- 2 toothpicks
Use toothpicks to prop the thong-base up as the rhinestones may droop while the glue is setting.
Make sure you are in a well ventilated area. Dab some E6000 glue (or industrial strength glue) to the back setting of the rhinestone.
Stick the small oval rhinestone in a vertical manner. Make sure you do not stick it too low as this would be in the way of your toes!
Continue to stick 2 more small oval rhinestones.
Then attach the medium-sized oval rhinestone vertically. I used a sky blue coloured rhinestone.
Then attach the next medium-sized oval rhinestone vertically. I used cobalt blue as I wanted to create an ombre effect!
Then attach a small oval rhinestone horizontally.
Lastly, attach a medium-sized teardrop rhinestone at the top of the thong-styled strap!
Repeat the same for the other sandal. Now let the glue set for 24 hours, all the while keeping the toothpick in place so that the strap would not droop and result in sliding rhinestones!
Wear your easy DIY embellished sandals out! These definitely uplifted the look of my plain Freedom Havaianas, and it was so cheap to revamp as well. Enjoy! xx