Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flip Flop Fabulousness!!!

Hey Sassy Readers! You are in for a treat today.
My cute Friend Kami from Sweet Charli will be your entertainment today. You are lucky lucky!
She has a fabulous tutorial on how to make ugly flip flops fabulous! Just in time for the summer season.

I get the opportunity to blab over at her place. So..if you want to see what I have to say-head on over to
Sweet Charlie and check it out!!
Take it away Kami...

Hello all!

I am Kami from Sweet Charli Boutique & Blog.
First of all I must say how honored I am to be featured on this awesome blog!  Don't you all just love it?  Tausha is the sweetest, and very talented!  She asked if I would show you all my flip flops I made, so here ya'll go!!  They are super-fun, super-easy, and super-cheap!!

DIY: Extraordinary Flip Flops!

Here is an awesome project that you should make for yourself!

Flip Flops: from ordinary to extraordinary in 5 minutes and under 5$!!
Yep, you heard me!
I needed black flip flops but hate wearing plain ones. I needed somewhat dressy but didn't want to pay the price.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED:
Ordinary Flip Flops - old or new.
(Old Navy Flip Flops are on sale right now 2 for $5. JoAnn's also has cheap ones, 2 for $5)
Embellished Ribbon - you can find these in JoAnn's, you buy them by the yard and they have endless possibilities
(or you can use your own ribbon and make your own ruffle)
Glue - I used Gorilla Glue
Flower Embellishment
I measured the straps on my flip flops and each strap was about 6 inches. I got 12 inches of ruffled embellished ribbon, and 12 inches of plain velvet ribbon.
Cut your ribbons to the size of your straps, and glue on with your glue.
Clamp the ribbon down (I just used hair clips) and let dry. (okay, without the glue drying part these flip flops take 5 minutes!) Gorilla glue takes about 2-3 hours to fully dry. I just let them sit over-night.

I made my own flower embellishments from polyester material. Cut out circles, then burn around the edges. Stick on top of each other and glue. Then stick jewels or beads in the middle. I just hot glued the flowers to the ribbon on the flip flops:
And here's the finished product!!

Hope you all have fun making yourself some cheap, but adorable flips!!

Thanks so much for letting me share!!

LOVE, KAMI

5 comments :

  1. OH My STINKIN' CUTE! I want SOME! Watch me as I go to Joanns right now! Thanks for the fun idea! LOVE IT!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  2. SO SO SO cute!
    I LOVE those!
    I'm totally gonna have to try to make some of my own!

    PS. Love the new blog look! :)

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  3. i saw these a few days ago on your blog sweet charli! they gave me a great idea for my zebra orint old navy flip flops! i am going to get black and white sequined ribbon and put on them.

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  4. These are SO cute! I did not know about embellished ribbon...I'll have to try it! Great job! :)

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