Friday, May 18, 2012

DIY Flip Flop Makeover

Finally, I had a craft project that turned out pretty good!  Thanks so much to my awesome cousin for sending me this idea!

I've been craft-failing all over the place lately.

This one is super easy, so that even the least crafty person can do it!

Here's the step by step:

Start with an old pair of flip flops (I upgrade to new white flip flops every year, because they get so dingy.  These are last year's).
You'll also need some fabric & scissors.
Flip those flops over and clip the straps off.
I'm not proud of how dirty these look.
Cut some fabric strips.  I started with 3" in width, but soon realized it was too thick, so I cut these strips in half to be about 1 1/2" in width.
I didn't measure anything with this project, by the way.  Just eyeballed it.
So, you'll need 4 strips in total.  Cut the ends to look like this.  All pointy and stuff.
Now take two strips and face the brighter sides towards the middle (if that makes sense) and squeeze them through the top hole.
Make a knot & clip it.
Put your foot in there and tie a double knot above the parting of your big toe and second toe.
Squeeze the tails in the bottom two holes and pull them tight tight tight around your feet.
Tie 'em.
You're done!
Optional~reinforce the knots on the bottom of the flip flops with some hot glue, if you want.
This project is a great way to use an old pair of flops or even a broken pair & give them new life!
If you are wondering what I'm drinking, it is Crystal Light pink lemonade blended with some ice.  No rum today, friends!

This project came from The Mother Huddle blog

2 comments:

Brandy said...

Visiting from The Grant Life's party. Might have to try this since the kids'flip flops always break in August...right after the stores have clearanced them all out. Thanks for the idea!

SerenaB said...

Super Cute! These are awesome, love the print!