DIY: Flower Flip Flops

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

With summer here I’m busy working in my garden, escaping to the beach for a mini-vacation, and coming up with fun summer craft ideas. I stopped into my local Dollar Tree the other day and picked up a bunch of pairs of flip flops knowing they would become great summer gifts. I decided to paint them with nail polish and attach a handmade fabric flower for a fancy fun summer shoe!

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

Supplies Needed:

• Flip flops
• Cotton fabric
• Felt
• Hot glue gun & glue sticks
• Fabric scissors
• Nail Polish
• Needle & thread

Step 1: Make fabric flowers

The first step in making fabric flowers is to cut a 1 3/4″ circle from a piece of felt. The circle does not need to be perfect (I drew one with a pen and then cut it out) and any color felt will do as it won’t be visible when the flower is finished. Use the felt circle as a template to cut approx. 20 circles from cotton fabric.

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

Using a hot glue gun, place a dot of glue at the center of each fabric circle and fold in half. Place another dot of hot glue at the center of the folded circle and fold in half another time. Repeat this process for all the fabric circles.

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft
DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

Next begin gluing the folded circles to the piece of felt starting in the middle and working your way around until the felt is full and flower-like. Make two fabric flowers per pair of flip flops.

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft
DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft
DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

Step 2: Attach flower to flip flop

You can tack the flower in place with a dot of hot glue, but I recommend using a needle and thread to stitch it to the flip flop. You can feed a string through the flower (using a needle and thread) and tie it securely to the flip flop.

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft

Step 3: Paint with nail polish

Using coordinating colors decorate the straps of your flip flops with nail polish. (I originally tried glitter glue, but it fell right off once it dried). Paint over your design with a clear polish to finish.

DIY: Flower Flip Flops #summer #shoes #craft
DIY: Flower Flip Flops

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