Fun with Flip Flops

Here is a fun summer craft idea for a pool or beach party.

Flip Flop Craft

Here’s what you need:

Flip flops
Fabric scraps
Button covers (optional)
Buttons
Hot glue gun 
Gorilla Glue or other heavy-duty glue
Felt

Gathered Flower:

1. Cut four 2-inch wide by 20 inches strips of fabric — in two different, complimenting patterns. Using your sewing machine, sew a line down each fabric strip using the widest setting available. Your fabric will automatically gather as you sew.

2.Cut out two 3 inch circles of felt.

3. Run a line of hot glue around the edge of the felt circle.

4. Attach one of the fabric strips to the hot glue line, keeping the edge of the felt circle in the middle of the fabric strip. You want the ruffled fabric to hang over the edge so the felt circle doesn’t show. You will have some material left over — this is approximate.

5. Run a line of hot glue in the center of the ruffled fabric circle that you just glued. Now take the alternating fabric strip and press it into the hot glue, make sure that the fabric underneath is still visible. This second circle should make a circle in the center of the felt so that no felt is visible once it is all glued down.

6. Attach a button or fabric-covered button cover to the center of the felt circle.

7. Attach the finished flower to the flip flop straps using Gorilla Glue or another heavy-duty glue. Allow to dry overnight.

Other Flip Flop Decorating ideas:

* Hot glue a large  silk flower to the top, or attach a row of smaller ones

* Hot glue jewels to the flip flop

* Use fabric strips or ribbon and tie them on

Don’t forget that pedicure!

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