Friday, June 22, 2012

Wedding Flip Flops

Ladies... we all know that the cute shoes we wear for pictures and the beginning of the party are not staying on our feet for the entire night!  Our feet will love us for sliding into flip flops :)

Old Navy has cheap flip flops and once you dress them up they are not boring anymore!  However, feel free to use any brand you want.  At this point in the wedding planning process and all the checks, credit card transactions, etc. I was all about $2.50 sandals!

What you need:

  • flip flops
  • ribbon 
    • ~ I used a satin that is the color of my wedding.  Purple!! Although some of the pics it looks blue
    • I used about 1.5 yards for each flip flop; almost a full 3 yards total
  • silk flowers
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Now What???
The Process:

  1. Cut off the silk flowers.  I used 5 per flip flop.  Mine are sort of small.  The Pinterest I stole this from used larger flowers which was also really cute.  The store I went to had a limited purple selection.

2.  Take your first flip flop and get ready to start hot gluing the ribbon

dab a small amount of hot glue to get the ribbon secured.  You will go back over it to cover up the slightly frayed edge.

Start wrapping the ribbon...

After a few wraps I dabbed some hot glue to secure it.  Probably about  every 1/2 or 3/4 of an inch I would add some hot glue.  Or if I came to a point where the ribbon wasn't laying the way I wanted it to.

3.  Now you're ready to start adding flowers...

I put some hot glue on the tip of the stem and slid that under the ribbon

You can't see it, but I added another dab of hot glue at the top of the stem and then wrapped the ribbon around one more time before moving it about the flower

I added another dab of hot glue here and placed the next stem into the glue and wrapped the ribbon around once

Keep doing this until to get to the point of the flip flop :)

4.  Now the hard part is done!  Just keep wrapping down the other side until you get to the bottom.

Don't forget to add hot glue every 3/4 of an inch to secure the ribbon

Ta Da!  You're all done!  You're $2.50 flip flops look like... well not quite a Million Bucks, but close! ;)

My feet have marks from me sitting on the couch with my feetsies under me.  You may have noticed that purple is definitely my favorite color... it's on my finger and toe nails :)

Happy Crafting!

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