You might remember this post from a few weeks back. It was lost in the great Blogging Catastrophy a month back and so, with the sun shining outside, this is the perfect time to repost!
Two days of warm weather, the boots are safely in storage and the sandals are finally released from their winter hibernation! I’ve been wearing my (fake) birks and a pair of crisscross strappies all over town this last week and as much as I hate to admit it, my toes have been a little chilly once the sun has set and we’re plunged back into weather we’re more used to from the past couple of months. I need a transitional shoe. Something that will fill me with optimism that summer is just around the corner but that can also protect my toes from unseasonable frost bite! Cue, the pineapple espadrille.
In terms of positive, summer vibes the espadrille is king. I can’t see one without thinking about walking on sun bleached beaches. Yet just that little piece of canvas is enough to give my toes a spring blanket once coolness of the evening sets in. Perfect to take me through to full on, summer sandal wearing season. I cannot wait!
Espadrilles are pretty cute in themselves, but I want to add some pineapple details (like these ones here) to celebrate all things pineapple and cocktail shaped. Preferably both. And of course, it’s Make it Easy Friday so there’s no excuse not to!
White Espadrilles | Photo Transfer Paper | Pineapple Picture
Print out lots of pineapples onto the transfer paper. Follow the printing instructions on the pack and do a test run on regular printer paper first to test the size of the pineapple. Cut out the pineapples and place around the canvas section of the shoe. To get the pineapples to cut off at the edge of the canvas cut off the excess picture so you don’t accidentally iron the image onto the sole.
Stuff the shoe with newspaper and follow the rest of the instructions on the pack to iron onto the espadrille. Leave to cool and you’re done!
Beanie @ B.O.B says
Glad the post is back. Toms saved my life when I was in Asia. Perfect for summers in the city… I’m definitely thinking of purchasing another pair of espadrilles to customise this time! Definitely cost effective.
I remember that post but seeing it again really makes me want to make these shoes!
thank you so much for this amazing DIY – I’d love to show it to my readers, would it be okay if I used one of your pictures for the post?
this screams summer to me! I uploaded on my blog a guide on how to sew espadrilles from scratch, so if you are interested you can head over to my blog:) have a nice day! xo
this is a fake diy, the result that you show is a real product from a brand: miss hamptons, please share the credits http://misshamptons.com/products/pineapple
Yes, You’re correct! This is a fake DIY or more an ideas DIY (Usually things I would love to make). If you’ve seen any of my other “Make it Easy” posts you’ll see I usually share the original source and I think I did when I originally posted this. At the time I reposted I had just lost my whole site and it was quite a stressful period. It looks like I missed linking up the original in the confusion. Thank you for calling me out on this! I never want to pass something that’s not mine as my own work! I’ll add the link in now to make sure it’s obvious that it’s a product that you can buy.
I only reply your post because i have one of these espadrilles and recognise them.
you have great ideas for people that really made diy like forever, for the “others” is very good the website to buy :)
Thank you Maria! I’m so glad you commented. I never got round to making the shoes so maybe I’ll buy some! :D Obviously we both have great taste ;)
michaela jean says
I absolutely love these! Such a cute idea!
Thank you Michaela! xx
I love these kinds of projects/crafts. I remember making my t-shirts when i was younger. :) thank you for sharing.
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