Flip Flop Crafts

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

DIY Flip Flops

It is finally warming up here in the Midwest.  And with this warmer weather comes the opportunity to pull out our flip flops.  This year I thought it would be fun to do this flip flop craft with the girls and make our own flip flops the way we wanted them.  We each picked out what colors we wanted and the embellishments to go with them.  And of course we all decided to do something a little different than the others.

My oldest daughter actually bought a kit for flip flops that came with the gems and flower.  The gems were supposed to go on the straps, but she wanted to put them around the bottom.  I actually think it turned out super cute on the bottom and then had to get some gems for the bottoms of mine too. They sell these gems on a clear sticky back so that you can apply the strips all at the same time, instead of gluing one gem on at a time.  My little one ended up wanting to do hers the same way her sister did so her flower ribbon went on the bottom too.

Neither one of the girls wanted to decorate the straps of their shoes, but I still wanted to so I added some ribbon to mine. I also bought a pretty gem in the jewelry section to add on instead of a flower.  I know mine are not quite as fun as the girls, but they are more sophisticated (if you can call flip flops sophisticated).  We had so much fun making these that I think we will do this every year as a way to celebrate the start of warmer weather!




If you are applying the gems, make sure you get the kind that are on a sticker sheet that you can just apply all at once to save time.
Just peal the sticky side off and apply around the bottom of your flip flop.


If using a type of ribbon, use your glue then apply the ribbon around the bottom of shoe.


To apply the ribbon on the straps just put your glue on then apply ribbon.

Dot Center

Apply some glue to the middle of your straps.


Than place your flower or gem on it.

Summer Flip Flops

Once the glue is dry your new flip flops are ready to wear!

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About Tracey

I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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