Hey guys! It's Aki again from Minted Strawberry. When spring and summer hit, I break out my flip-flops and sandals. I live in them until it's too cold to wear them! I recently purchased a simple pair of sandals for errand and beach use without the intention of ever embellishing them. But when I got my hands on the Pattern Mod Mold, I knew these sandals would be perfect with a Mod Melts medallion embellishment! Check out how I made it.
- Mod Molds – Patterns
- Glue gun
- Heat gun
- Mod Melts or Hot glue sticks
- Spray paint
Step 1. Select your pattern – I chose the pretty, medallion-looking mold for mine.
Step 2. Fill your mold up with Mod Melts or hot glue. I use a heat gun to help spread the melted glue onto the mold. This will still produce some bubbles on your finished product, but it will be more even than if you skip using the heat gun to help keep the glue warm for even coverage.
Step 4. Now it's time to paint your embellishment! I used spray paint in metallic gold to compliment my sandal color. You will want to spray your piece in short bursts and start on the back of the piece before spraying the front. Let it dry.
There's no hiding my love for Mod Melts and Molds – I think I may have all of them in possession. They're very useful in creating embellishments for different kinds of use. But this may be my most favorite project from it yet. Just less than an hour and my pair of sandals is transformed!
I love the gold against my bronze sandal – now it looks more expensive than it really is! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Don't forget to follow my blog and social media for more projects like this – happy crafting, friends!