Soulful Summer - Flipping for my Flops

Summer means cute pedicures and even cuter footwear to show them off. What is does not have to mean is sandals that cost a fortune. At about $2 a pair you can make a different pair for every day of the week and still not use up a $20 bill!

Make them bright and tropical like above or go sweet and understated like these....

These are so  fast and easy to make that it would be a super fun party for little girls and big girls alike! I think I might just do this for my next Mother's Night Out!

So here we go....

1) You will need paper flowers from the scrap booking section of your local craft place. I purchased an assorted container and used my 40% off coupon. I have made 3 pairs so far and I could make at least 7-10 more pairs based on what I have left.

2) Quick dry glue. Of course you could use hot glue but .. I don't know.. sometimes I just don't feel the "hot-glue love"..  This glue was great and was dry to the touch in about 30 minutes. It was a bit stinky but worked great!

3) Flips- I got mine at the craft store - $1 a pair! Nobody is going to write home about the quality of these but  I plan on pitching them at the end of Summer so $1 is the right price.

Pick your flower colors and divide them up sort of evenly for each flip. I did not go nuts with this.. since I am sort of that way.. but get as twisted up or as loose as you want... it is up to you :)

Start with the center flower and build your way out using just a bit of glue on the back of each.  You could also add a small bead to the center of each flower when you are done.. or maybe a button.  Let them dry for at least 30 minutes but over night is best.  Since the flowers are paper I plan on spraying them with a bit of clear coat in hopes of getting a bit of extra wear out of them... but otherwise that is it!

See... easy! Now.... want some of my extra paper flowers?... I have two packages but you are going to have to get your own flips.... if so leave your name and a way to contact you should you be the lucky winner and I will draw names on Sunday!


Jodie said...

Very cute. Love flip flops.

Rhissanna said...

Flips! I understand about the love/hate relationship with hot glue. Sometimes it's just what you need and other times it can be a real frenemy.

SewCalGal said...

Very cute Maddie. It might be that I live in So. Cal., but I've been to many wedding rehearsals, as well as beach parties, where everyone wants to wear these cute flipflops. But yours are the best ever.


PS - I hope it is ok, but I posted about your giveaway on the page of my blog where I share insights on giveaways & contests. Hope it drives some visitors your way.

Gill said...

Can I join in from the UK please?
Though I might add we're still waiting for flip flop weather!!

Unknown said...

I'm so excited to discover your blog! I found you through the Speckled Dog's post about a southern blogger meetup and I just wanted to stop by and say hi to a neighbor (I'm in upstate SC). I'm your newest follower! : )

Sallie said...

Came from SewCalGal. Love the flip flops. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Gail said...

Please put me down too.