March 9, 2012

Easy Fabric Flip Flops

Spring is almost here which means a fun wardrobe change like sandals and flip flops to show those toes!

Although us Floridians wear flip flops all year...even when I wear a sweater you can see me sporting the flops. :) I have...I think...1,002 pairs of them.  OK.  Maybe not that many but I have more than I can count. Dressy, casual, beachy, girly, whatever.  And my crafty self loved the idea of making my own using fabric scraps to make them custom and super fun.
I had the privilege to speak to a fabulous group of women last week for a local MOPS group about gift giving ideas for Spring. This was one of the projects I shared and I figured I could share an easy peasy tutorial using flips flops for my girls.  (It's been WAY TOO LONG since I did one).

Oh and sorry if the flip flops don't look pristine.  They were worn a few times by my little pinks until I snagged them to pretty them up. :) Here goes...

I know there are other fun tutorials out there by taking the whole thong out and just using fabric...so cute! Check out this one and this one from The Mother Huddle which are FABULOUS!  I just happen to prefer the support these give while making them feel a bit more comfortable and a whole lot prettier.

Oh, and please know I will be getting back to visiting all of you very soon.  Life has gotten VERY busy for me so sadly I have not been able to visit all you fabulous friends in A LONG WHILE!  Just know I appreciate every one of you who read my blog even with YOUR busy lives and schedules and it means so much to me knowing you come to visit again and again.

Hugs all my fabulous friends!

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33 comments:

  1. This is a really lovely and easy looking idea, I love it, a great way to personalise a cheap pair of flip flops. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I LOVE these! They make me so ready for spring! This would be a great way to put all the fabric I've hoarded to good use! Hehe!

    I linked this post up with my "Inspiration Linky Party" that's every Friday!

    Love ya and I'm SO excited you are back to blogging! =)

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  3. Cute idea!! I love all the things that a little modpodge can do!

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  4. Very cute!

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  5. These are adorable Jess...miss ya and luv ya bunches...xo

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  6. So easy & so fun!! Cute fabric makes everything better, doesn't it?!

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  7. as always my friend...a WONDERFUL idea...beautifully presented and sooooooo easy!!!!!!! you just continue to amaze me with your endless creativity! you just rock at this...hope you know that!!!! i bet the girls will be sporting all kinds of designs : ) a bit too cold for flipflops here in NJ but maybe soon!!! : ) sending hugs...

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  8. that's a really cute idea ^^

    xoxo, Roxana @ Comfy Space

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  9. I will so do this! I love anything that uses strips of fabric! ♥

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  10. Oh I love these!! I live in FlipFlops year round! I can hardly wait to make some of these!!
    Would love for you to link up at SweetTalkin' Sunday later this evening!

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  11. OOO! this is a great idea! Especially those cheap plastic ones that cause blisters!!! lol Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

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  12. Wow! nice flip flop transformation u've made!!! :) i love it!!!

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  13. Love this idea...sure wish I could wear these for working (with little kids) not a chance! And all I need know is a few pair of flips flops for that fabulous material I have here at home! Woo hoo!

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  14. These are so cute!!! And of course I have that same little cute bandana with the little flowers. I couldnt leave it on the shelf it was just too sweet but I have never used it becuause I din't need it... but now I do! I can totally use it to make these! I wish you lived up here because my little sis would LOVE to have you share ideas at her MOPS group! :) I need to call her and tell her to make these babies with them..she leads it & her last craft bombed hugely :) but these...now these are amazing! I wish it were flip flop weather!!! Thanks for sharing all your ideas instead of keeping them all to your self....you make us cool :)

    Hope you are good! I have been so busy too! Sending love!!! Lib!

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  15. Such an adorable idea....my daughters are going to love this. xoxoxo HUGS

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  16. Great idea, something even I might try!!!

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  17. These are fabulous and I love the fabric your chose ( -: Gorg as usual!

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  18. These are so cute. It really makes such a huge difference to them. I'm going to have to try this. :)

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  19. so so cute! love them:) good job girly! miss ya:)

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  20. I think using 1" pretty printed ribbon would work really well too. Then it wouldn't fray. You can get really nice ribbon in the craft and dollar stores inexpensively.

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  21. Love, love, love! How do they wear?

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  22. Hi, you haven't posted in a while and thought I'd check on you, hope everything is going well. Hugs ~ Mary

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  23. Love it love it soooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I am thinking to make some to give away for my nieces n my auntie.

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  24. love this!!! definitely going to do this :)

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  25. Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!


    flip books

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  26. So cute! I think I want several pairs of these!!

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  27. I started making these and now I can't stop! All of my kids teachers are getting these for "End of the Year" Gifts. I'm doing more for my niece's wedding. So much fun!! Thanks for the great idea!

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  28. Love this idea, I can't wait to do a pair , do you think if I cut the strip 1 1/2 " wide and ironed a 1/4" fold on both sides of the strip, I could then wrap it around without raw edges ?

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    1. Definitely as long as you mod podge both sides. Then you wouldn't have frays! You are so smart! :)

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  29. This is a great blog, usually i don't post comments on blogs but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so!

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  30. I am in love with this idea. Such a great and affordable way to get a new look for our flip-flops. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. cute, I have done some like this already, but with regular tack glue, they held up pretty good ;) So do you modge pode the bottom and top of the fabric? Not sure I can follow what it's saying ;)

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