Monday, June 13, 2011

[ diy cutie pie flip flops ]

I CAME ACROSS the cutest tutorial for DIY flip flops and i just had to share! These come courtesy of The Mother Huddle blog and take about 30 minutes to complete.


All you need are some cheapo flip flops, about 1/4 yard of fabric, kitchen scissors or xacto knife and if you want to add hot glue you can (although it's not necessary).


Remove the straps by pushing them through the back a little and cut off the chunky ends using your scissors or knife. Cut your fabric into 4 strips measuring 4.5 x 24 inches and cut the tips into a point to make feeding through the hole a little easier.


Pull 2 fabric strips through the toe hole and tie into a tight double knot on the back. The knot will fit into the divet. Cut the ends off.

Flip the flop over and hold both strips together to tie a knot about an inch from the shoe (your toe will go here).


Then tie a tight second knot right above it. Next feed one strip into each back hole and put the flop on your foot and pull the strips so they are tight to the top of your foot. Remove from your foot and tie knots on the back. Try it on again and walk around making sure the fit is snug.


Make sure the knots are tight, cut off the ends and fit them into the divets. Cut off the ends. You can add a dot of hot glue into the hole if you like but it's not required.

All done! For more detailed pics and how-to, go to The Mother Huddle

lisa



14 comments:

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

So cute! Even an uncrafty girl like myself could probably handle this :) How are you feeling?

Meeling said...

Those are really cute!!!

ps...I think we have the same color toe nail polish at the moment. ;-)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

So cute, that would make a nice project for a little girl's birthday party.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, simple and cute. Even if they didn't last the entire summer it's worth it. Another great use for all my leftover fabrics:)

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, simple and cute. Even if they didn't last the entire summer it's worth it. Another great use for all my leftover fabrics:)

Pinecone said...

I think these are so cute and simple!!
xo
Ashlyn

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow you make it look so easy! They are really cute!

Paul said...

My wife will love this! I am going to email the link to her! What a great idea! Thanks for posting! :-D

Paul
http://fromsheeptoalligators.blogspot.com/

Anna of IHOD said...

Those are adorable! Perfect for summer print!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

So creative!

flowers on my table said...

Very nifty! Sadly I can't wear flip flops, still could make them for someone else. Love Linda x

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Lisa,

They look really, really great. What a fantastic idea. I'm going to be on the lookout now for the cheapest of the cheap flip-flops to have a go with!!

Sarahxx

Pinecone Camp said...

Those are beyond cute, and they look like they'd be waaay more comfy than usual thongs/flip flops. Thanks for sharing...I may give it a whirl.

Sher said...

This is the cutest idea! You can make a pair for almost all your outfits at next to nothing. Especially if you have a huge fabric stash like I do.

Love your blog, I'm your newest follower.

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