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below image (Chanel Espadrilles) by RoseandReese

It has been a while since my last DIY (the Baroque tights) and this weekend I finally had a bit of time for another fun project that had been on my mind! For this DIY I combined two Chanel obsessions of mine; the black tipped Espadrilles and the Chanel Spring 2013 white on white Pearl trend! Luckily and much unlike the tights this DIY is very easy and takes less then 2 hours to make! Check out the tutorial here!

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1) What you need

1) Espadrilles ( Use all white canvas or even lace )
2) Pearls (or other beads) in at least 2 different sizes
3) Silver colored Filigree caps in similar sizes to the pearls
4) Scotch Tape
5) Pattex contact Glue
6) Black Pastel pencil or crayon
7) Hair Spray
8) A few sheets of paper

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2) Tape and Color the Tip

We will start off by coloring the tip of the shoes black! I used a simple black pastel pencil by lack of a crayon. I used Pastel since I love the softness and the fact that it doesn’t need to dry!

Measure on the Espadrilles where you would like the black tip to end and use Scotch Tape to make sure you have a nice border. Press the scotch tape firmly on the canvas and start coloring (or dyeing) the canvas. After coloring you can remove the tape.

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3) Fixate

When using a Pastel pencil or a crayon it’s important you fixate otherwise the black color will wear off and stain other items! I fixated using regular Hair Spray and I used a few sheets of paper to protect the rest of the shoe. 

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4) Glueing the Filigree caps and Pearls

While letting the Hair Spray dry you can start prepping the pearls! Simply glue the pearls inside the Filigree caps. I sometimes dab a bit of glue directly on the pearl and sometimes dab a bit of glue inside the cap, either way works fine as long as you press the pearl firmly for a few seconds to the cap for a good hold. I used Pattex contact glue!

In between you can check if the Pastel is fixated, it shouldn’t give off black anymore! If it still does you can give it another round of Hair Spray!

And last but not least the finishing touch! Double check if the hair spray/espadrilles are dry! You can now start glueing the pearls on the shoes! Make sure you press and hold the pearls (now inside the filigree caps) firmly for a few seconds! 

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5) Finito!

And we are done!

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38 Comments on DIY Chanel Espadrilles + Tutorial

    April 29, 2013 at 9:27 am (7 years ago)

    love this! they are so awesome!

  2. Fashiable
    April 29, 2013 at 9:30 am (7 years ago)

    Ah, echt super leuk gedaan ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Fatiha Faulzi
    April 29, 2013 at 9:33 am (7 years ago)

    This is such a brilliant DIY idea! I’ve been lusting over the Chanel for a long time, and this is a smart alternative. Shall definitely try it out soon, thanks!


  4. Laura
    April 29, 2013 at 9:34 am (7 years ago)

    Great idea! I love the original, but they are really expensive for a pair of canvas slippers -.- So why don’t try it myself? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Natasja
    April 29, 2013 at 10:52 am (7 years ago)

    Erg leuk gedaan! Mag ik vragen waar je je espadrilles vandaan hebt?

  6. Romila Marie
    April 29, 2013 at 11:01 am (7 years ago)

    This is beautiful! Though I honestly thought you actually did this to the Chanel ones! :p


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    April 29, 2013 at 11:04 am (7 years ago)

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  8. Brenda evans
    April 29, 2013 at 11:18 am (7 years ago)

    omg love this diy! xx

  9. Anthea
    April 29, 2013 at 11:35 am (7 years ago)

    So talented! These look amazing – as if they came from the store!

  10. L'oliphant
    April 29, 2013 at 11:54 am (7 years ago)

    great idea!!! love this DIY!

  11. Shruti
    April 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm (7 years ago)

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  12. Jane
    April 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Such a cool DIY. The idea is brilliant !!

  13. ritzz
    April 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm (7 years ago)

    loved this dye!

  14. ritzz
    April 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm (7 years ago)

    loved this diy!

  15. Miss Ecl
    April 30, 2013 at 7:46 am (7 years ago)

    Aaaaw <3 I love them!! I think I love yours the most! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Kate
    May 1, 2013 at 9:26 am (7 years ago)

    great idea!
    As soon as I find a nice paire “d’espadrille” I try ๐Ÿ™‚
    In any case, the result is top, as pretty as
    ! kisses from paris



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