Unless you’ve been literally living under a rock you would agree wit me when I say the new IT shoe has to be the Fenty Puma slide. When the Fenty slides were released back in July I was not completely sure if I wanted a pair, maybe it was mainly because I’ve never associated sliders with my style aesthetic so I didn’t stand in line nor have my name on the waiting list for a pair.But as the story goes a few months down the line I started having major F.F.O.M.O (Fashions Fear Of Missing Out) and after seeing a couple of instagram favorites sporting their colorful pairs with more dramatic faux fur, I knew it was time to get my DIY hat on.
So here goes for my first DIY tutorial making a pair of Fenty Puma sliders for just under R150.
FIRST YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
- A pair of old or new sliders, got mine at Jet in the kiddies section for R49.99 (Bargain!)
- 2 meter Fluffy Marabou Boa
- Super glue or any strong all purpose glue
- And a little bit of patience cause that glue can easily mess up your boa
AND NOW YOU’RE READY FOR THE 3 EASY STEPS:
Depending on how quickly your glue dries put a layer of glue across the slide, and start laying the boa to the slide making sure that its attached to the shoe. My first attempt was a bit messy because I had no one to tell me about the patience bit so with the second attempt I laid the boa and secured it with washing pegs (crafty girls always find a solution lol).
Do not cut the boa strip until you have the whole slide covered, rather lay it on in a snake pattern as you don’t want the boa fluffing out when cutting it after every section. Doing it this way also gives the fluff a bit more volume
After letting the glue dry move on to the other side, the next step is optional (I didn’t use it lol); trim the boa on your slides to the level of fluffiness you prefer. I’m all for big and fluffy, the absolute drama so I left the volume as is.
NB!!!!!! The true test of a DIY project besides people wanting your project to buy ( yes I have orders already lol but I am not planning on selling these as I urge you to give it a go and make your own pair ) the true test is actually wearing them out the house and to be honest these slides have been stuck on my feet since. I made 2 pairs and thinking adding a navy pair seeing as Navy is the new Black according to my friend @vusi_bailey
More DIY projects coming soon and in hopefully in easy to follow video format (Still trying to get comfortable with video edits and actually speaking in the video lol)!
ALL IMAGES BY: PALESA MAHALBA