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May 5, 2010

DIY: Extraordinary Flip Flops!

Here is an awesome project that you should make for yourself!
Flip Flops: from ordinary to extraordinary in 5 minutes and under 5$!!
Yep, you heard me!
I needed black flip flops but hate wearing plain ones. I needed somewhat dressy but didn't want to pay the price.

Ordinary Flip Flops - old or new.
(Old Navy Flip Flops are on sale right now 2 for $5. JoAnn's also has cheap ones, 2 for $5)
Embellished Ribbon - you can find these in JoAnn's, you buy them by the yard and they have endless possibilities
(or you can use your own ribbon and make your own ruffle)
Glue - I used Gorilla Glue
Flower Embellishment
I measured the straps on my flip flops and each strap was about 6 inches. I got 12 inches of ruffled embellished ribbon, and 12 inches of plain velvet ribbon.
Cut your ribbons to the size of your straps, and glue on with your glue.
Clamp the ribbon down (I just used hair clips) and let dry. (okay, without the glue drying part these flip flops take 5 minutes!) Gorilla glue takes about 2-3 hours to fully dry. I just let them sit over-night.
I made my own flower embellishments from polyester material. Cut out circles, then burn around the edges. Stick on top of each other and glue. Then stick jewels or beads in the middle. I just hot glued the flowers to the ribbon on the flip flops:

And here's the finished product!!
Hope you all have fun making yourself some cheap, but adorable flips!!

Thanks so much for letting me share!!



Clayton Natalie Kynlee Green said...

Oh my GOSH! These are friggin cute! I'm so making some! THANKS :)

Suzanne said...

Fabulous. Visiting from Blue Cricket Design. Love these!

Sew Much Ado said...

Those are WAY cute! I love that black ribbon!

Kelli said...

Hopping over from Craft Therapy, and so glad I did! These are really cute! I've seen several variations on this, but I think these are the classiest I've seen. Definitely bookmarking this. Thanks for the great tute!

beckaboots said...

These are gorgeous! And I love your flowers :) Great job.

Nic and Shannon Rich said...

I'm with Natalie!! I making these right now!! Way cute Thanks!!

Ana Paula@ Get Craftin said...

I'm a total flip flop girl. I will defiantly be using this tutorial to spice up some of my boring flip flops! Thanks Kami!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

both of these are cute! I hate the plain flip flops as well!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

oh. my. goodness.

a girl can never have enough flip flops, this would be perfect to rescue some of my tired looking ones! thanks so much for sharing, I'm in love with this!

following you ;)
-Ann Marie

Leslie said...

Too cute! I was laying in bed last night thinking that I wanted to add ruffles to a pair of flip flops! I know you were reading my mine right!JK Thanks for the linking to Hoo's Got Talent.

Alison said...

Oh my gosh! I want some of these! There's nothing I love better than flipflops and ruffles! :) Perfect combination!


Kendra Goodrich said...

DANG those are cute. I want some!

Andrea said...

Those are really cute!

I have a weekly Thursday blog party especially for people to share things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you'd like!

Christy said...

I am ADDICTED to flipflops and I can't WAIT to make these! Thanks so much for posting the idea! I love, love, love them :)

mamaTAVE said...

These are so great! I have embellished flops in the past with fun fur yarn and they were a bit too... furry, I guess. Kind of more like fuzzy slippers. Yours look very nice, like you would buy them at a store that way. Nice job!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Absolutely darling! I want some for me!

Joy said...

I have a closet full of plain ON flip flops. I really should cutsie some of them up! Thanks for the ideas!

Gay Vaughan said...

Cute, cute! Love them Kami...your flowers make another showing in the land of blog. Great job!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love these! SUPER CUTE and easy. Great tutorial!
Happy new friend Friday!
Following you, come follow me back.

Brianna! said...

Oh mylanta!
You just dont even know how excited I am right now!
Im about to start getting dressed to head straight to hobby lobby so I can make some of these....a fantastic addition to my mothers day gift.
My mom has been needing some cute flip flops

AHHH im ecstatic right now!


Kristi said...

These are fantastic!! What a GREAT idea! I have always thought about doing this but haven't yet! Can't wait to try it myself! :)

Annie said...

We loved these flip flops. We saw them on studio 5 i think. Thanks for the cute idea. We posted a link here.

Sarah said...

I hope you don't think I'm a horrible person but I mentioned you in my recent blog post and stole a pic of these flip flops (and linked you appropriately, of course).

Your blog is so good I couldn't help myself! :)

Thank you for all the awesome ideas!!

TheRestless Muse said...

I just bought a few pair of flip flops at Walmart for .98 do over this evening!!

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