I hate dirty feet and dirty floors. And with today’s DIY we can all avoid those things! Hoorah!
I know a lot of people that like to go barefoot around the house. Honestly, I do it more often than not because I’m lazy and never know where my slippers are oooor I don’t want to put on socks. BUT I hate how my feet feel after I neglect my precious slippers. My feet feel supes gross and dirty; it’s probably one of the reasons I’m a night shower-er. Putting dirty feet into clean bed sheets is a MAJOR no-no. I just cringe thinking about it. I’m a germaphobe and I ain’t hiding it. Even when my slippers get old and dirty I’m like, I’m basically walking around on portable mini dirty floors around an actual larger dirty floor. Dirty floor inception.
I guess I can just clean my floors more often. Eh, like I said before: too lazy.
Ok, enough talk of my dirty feet and phobias, let’s get into this DIY.
My old slippers were on the verge of entering dirty floor inception so I was on the hunt for some new cute slippers. As you know by now, I’m all about rocking stylish things, even if it comes down to at-home attire and knowing the fact that nobody else is going to see me. #noshame. I could’ve either gone with the granny pairs from Macy’s (no offense to grandma’s or people who own macy’s slippers—you do you–they are just not my style), or surrendered my feet to the sweaty saunas that are giant stuffed animal head slippers (have to admit, those are cute though!). But I wasn’t feeling all that. Then my mom was like, why don’t you make your own. Then I was like, “ok.”
Cool story, right?
And now here we are!!!
Let’s make some GINORMOUS FLUFFY COLORFUL SLIPPERS. So fun!
What you’ll need:
• plain slippers; I got mine from my local Ikea (AKA they don’t sell them online, but only $2 in-store y’all!) or you can get them online here
• colorful yarn
• pom-pom maker or cardboard
• hot glue
Let’s do this:
1. I’m using a handy dandy store bought pom pom maker, but if you don’t have time to buy one or don’t want to spend the extra moola, you can definitely follow this tutorial on how to make pom poms out of cardboard circles! And then head onto step #6. But if you are using the plastic kind, continue following along with me and make sure it opens up like this. There should be two rainbow-shaped arms that swing outward. The whole thing pulls apart lengthwise, but that feature is used in a later step.
***Very important side note: In these photos I’m using the blue maker, but the pom pom turned out HUUUUGE (read in Trump’s voice). So I ended up using the GREEN one for the finished product.
2. Taking one end of the yarn, start wrapping it around one of the half rainbow-shaped sides. No need to tie any knots, just make sure to wrap the yarn tightly around itself to keep everything securely in place. You’ll be done wrapping the first side of the pom pom maker when the inside of the rainbow-shape is all the way filled with yarn. In other words, make sure the rainbow shape transforms into a perfect half circle shape.
3. Securely push in that finished side and with the same yarn strand (do not cut anything yet!), begin wrapping it around the second rainbow-shaped arm like so. Continue to wrap this arm the same way you did with the first. Push the arm back into its original position and now you can trim the end of the yarn strand.
4. Time for the fun part! Take your scissors (make sure they are sharp!) and cut along the concave middle of each yarn-wrapped arm.
5. Take a separate piece of yarn and wrap that around the same concave center of the pom pom maker. Tie multiple knots and PULL TIGHTLY! This is what holds the pom pom together. Now pull the two plastic halves apart lengthwise and voilà! Your fluffy poms are ready!!
6. Spread hot glue all over one side of each pom pom. Make sure to put a lot to ensure maximum hold!
7. Press each glue-smothered pom pom firmly on each slipper and hold for about 15 secs.
8. And that’s it! Let the glue cool for a bit before you slip on these babies. I think they are super adorable and can add a little personality to any basic PJ set!
I’m rocking these babies right now with a pair of comfy sweats. AND I just took them out for a stroll to the mailbox. So #versatile, so #stylish. Speaking of style, be sure to check out this way more glam DIY too!
Do you guys wear slippers at home? Or do you go au natural below the ankles? <Lol