As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve gone full-on vegan Cruella de Vil in my single-minded obsession with all things faux fur. Thankfully, running to the craft store and paying a couple bucks for these charming faux-fur pom poms is both much easier and much more ethical than kidnapping a whole litter of dalmatian puppies. But I digress.
This is one of those DIY projects that was borne of my (usually conflicting) desires for instant gratification and relative frugality and is almost embarrassing to share because it was so easy to make. I saw a similar pair of shoes on one of my Saturday-morning online window shopping trips, dug these old canvas smoking slippers out of the back of my closet, ran to Hobby Lobby and had furry toes before the sun went down. Not too bad for a fall day’s work.
For this project, you’ll need the following:
• a pair of loafers/smoking slippers
• two small faux fur pom poms (this is the size I used)
• a needle and thread
1. If your pom poms came with elastic bands attached to them, simply snip those off to start. Thread a needle and start stitching your poms onto the toes of your loafers. Make sure to pull the thread tight with each stitch so your pom pom isn’t floppy. After it feels nice and secure, knot the thread on the inside of the shoe and trim any excess thread.
That’s all there is to it!