My 3 Monsters: Super Easy Craft Idea from Girl's Camp: Embellished Flip Flops

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5.22.2014

Super Easy Craft Idea from Girl's Camp: Embellished Flip Flops

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Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com
Hi guys!  You all know by now that I spend the first weekend of my summer break every year at a church camp for teenage girls. I love it!!  I have gone in many different roles over the past NINE SUMMERS, but my favorite role so far has been leader of the craft committee.  It was in the craft cabin at Girls Camp when I was a young'n that I realized I had a kinda' knack for this stuff and developed a life-long love for crafting.  It is fun for me to see girls embrace their creativity -- and to teach girls who don't think they are creative how to tap into that part of themselves -- and have a great time with it.  I LOVE IT!


This year one of the crafts that we decided to do are these embellished flip flops.  We have oodles of supplies that the girls can use to do some cool things.  I whipped up a few samples using a few fabric scraps to give them a jumping-off point.  The first pair -- the yellow ones above -- were made just by tying torn strips of fabric onto the straps of the sandal.  I tore strips about 1" wide from my fabric and then cut the strips into approx. 5-inch lengths.  I used about 20 of these 5-inch pieces per sandal, so 40 for the pair.  Just tie the fabric around the strap in a knot and then scrunch the knots close together toward the center.  Easy cheesy!


Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com

This second pair are only slightly more involved.  Again, I tore my fabric into 1-inch wide strips.  Form the ruffles along the straps by squeezing some glue onto the strap {working in approx. 3-inch segments} , then lay the fabric strip on top and scrunch the fabric into a ruffle.  Use clothespins or binder clips to hold the scrunched fabric in place while the glue sets up.  I first tried using hot glue, but it peeled right off the plastic flip-flop straps, so I used E6000 instead and it worked like a charm!  

Once the ruffles are dried, use more of the torn fabric strips to make rolled rosettes to embellish the centers.  {You can use hot glue this time because you're gluing onto fabric instead of plastic.}  I used matching fabric for my rosettes, but a contrasting fabric would be cute as well.  

Here are a few other adorable ideas from around the internet:

Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com
{The link to the tutorial in that post is dead, but you get the idea, right?  Make fabric yo-yos and attach with glue.}

Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com
{Again, no tutorial, but pretty self explanatory.  Plus you can buy them if you don't want to DIY -- she has tons of cute styles!}

Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com

Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com

Embellished Flip Flop Ideas at my3monsters.com

Good thing flip-flops are cheap.  Looks like I have a summer full of projects to try out.  I'll be gone for the next few days at camp -- wish me luck!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy 

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Amy! I just love every one of these flip flops - so pretty and I need to make some of my own for the summer! Visiting from The 36th Avenue and pinning. Thanks for sharing - have a happy Friday and a fabulous weekend!

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  2. Great collection. I like the Rosette flip flops a lot.

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  3. Thanks so much, you guys!!

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