We're just going to put it out there – even the most frugal of us here at ELLE will admit we're not great when it comes to DIY fashion.
Look, it's not that we don't love the idea of adding some fringing detail onto the back of an old Levi's denim jacket, cutting up an old pair of dungarees or fashioning a hair bobble out of a piece of ribbon from a present bag – it's more to do with the faff and expense of spending hours at the weekend picking adhesive glue from our finger tips and scrubbing acrylic paint from the kitchen table when we could just spend an extra twenty quid in Topshop on the real thing.
Well, that was until we recently saw a video from Blogger Miss Enocha of Locks and Trinkets who showed us it's not only possible to recreate a high street fashion favourite at home but a far cheaper, bespoke and fun way of reflecting this summer's footwear trends.
Earlier this week, the blogger posted a video to Youtube of her showing how she recreated a pair of Zara fringed, open-toe sandals (currently priced at £49.99 online) with a piece of material, a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun, and now we're itching to get our hands on her DIY tools.
'If you want those shoes but don't want to dish the money on it, you can do it for a fraction of the price,' explains Enocha in the video, before she can be seen showing how to cut her gathered fringe in half and glueing strips of into onto the sandals, before applying a strip of black pom poms.
And, just look at the finished product.
Fortunately, this isn't the first time Miss Enocha has shown us just how easy it is to recreate our favourite fashion footwear on a budget, having previously created copies of the Aquazzura 'Wild Thing' heel and pom pom sandals, Zara-inspired bow shoes and Miu Miu pearl mules.
Our next project? A pair of Elina Linardaki Penny Lane-inspired pom pom gladiator knee-high flat sandals.
Glue guns at the ready!