Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jazz up Your Flops: Tutorial

Summer is right around the corner and school's almost out! Dust off your flip-flops and snaz 'em up! Whether you're going to the beach or just hanging out around the house these flip-flops are a must have for summer...total cost less than $6!
Old Navy flops- $2.50
Buttons with JoAnn coupon- $3.00
Of course I had the other materials on hand...ribbon scraps, glue gun, DMC thread.

Materials: flip-flops, ribbon, scissors, glue gun, DMC thread, 2 decorative buttons, sewing machine

1) Cut the ribbon: 2, 7 inch pieces and 2, 2.5 pieces.

2) Take the 7 inch piece and fold it into the middle. Sew the ends together in the middle. Repeat for the second piece.

3) Take the 2.5 inch piece and fold it in half. Now sew the edges together. Then sew the other side so it matches. It probably doesn't make a difference if you do this or not because it will be hidden by the button, but I like them to match.

4) Wrap the folded piece around the bow and glue. You could also sew or hand stitch.

5) Glue the bow onto the flip flop.

6) Now you are going to take the DMC thread and cut off a piece about 10 inches. Stick it through the hole on the back of the button and wrap it around the bow and flip-flop. Tie it into a knot and glue to reinforce.

Yay! You are finished! Keep them for yourself or give the away! I like to include these in Carson's Teacher's end of the year gift. Along with some other things I will share with you over the next week, so stay-tuned!

Have a great Tuesday! Oh and if you haven't entered the Stella and Dot Giveaway go leave a comment! It ends 5/20!



Staci J said...

Those are soooo cute! Great idea, visiting from Sugar Bee linky party;)

Amber said...

OH I like them and I know just the pair to jazz up. I will let you know when I get my shoes done!

PS Found you on Night Owl Crafting.
Come see my project and a giveaway!

Leslie said...

Are you kidding me? These are so adorable. I need some right now! They are so perfect for summer! Thanks for linking them to Hoo's got talent!

┼×ehnaz said...

very beatiful...bravo.....

trish said...

Too Cute!!

von Hand zu Hand said...

these look great.
really chic!

thanks for sharing your tutorial.
i'm linking. i hope you'll agree.


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