First, I carefully pulled off the old straps and set them aside for later use. Then I touched up the paint on the heels and gave them a clear coat. I took the old straps and traced them on paper to make a pattern for the new straps. Using my paper patterns, I made new leather pieces and even decided to add some quick tooled leather designs. With the leather dyed, the sandals were ready to reassemble. I attached them to the heels using decorative upholstery nails. And they are done! I was truly amazed at how easy it was. The whole project took only one day, and that was with spending the time to tool and dye leather. Now all I need is some warm summer weather, so that I can wear them! Enjoy!