Crafted Flip Flops

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Crafted Flip Flops

If I had my way, I would go barefoot all the time in the summer! Realistically, I have to put some sort of shoes on my feet to go about my work day.

I’m fortunate that my office dress code is casual enough to allow for flip flops! So close to barefoot!

I wanted to dress up a pair of plain flip flops to make them just a tad cuter for 9-5. I used Fiskars tools, a few strips of fabric, and my hot glue gun to create these fun coiled flowers. They’re the perfect embellishment for a simple pair of pink flip flops!

These flowers are really the easiest that I’ve found on the web (there are TONS of tutorials for fabric flowers out there!). Follow these instructions to make your own simple fabric flower accents.

Instructions:

1. Create a base circle from foam using the 2” Fiskars circle template and the Fiskars Retractable Fingertip Craft knife.

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2. Cut strips of fabric using the Fiskars Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter. It’s not necessary to measure exactly…these strips were approximately an inch wide.

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3. Put a dot of hot glue in the center of the foam circle.

4. Adhere one end of the fabric strip. Twist the length of fabric around itself (it would also be super cute to use braided fabric for this project!).

5. Coil the rolled fabric around the foam circle, adding hot glue as you go.

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6. Tuck the end under the flower, adding another touch of hot glue.

7. Add a button to the center of your flower.

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8. Adhere to your flip flop strap using a safety pin.

Supply List

Fabric

Hot glue

Flip flops

Safety pin