Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIY Wedding Flip-Flops

Going on a honeymoon or vacation soon? Let's spruce up some inexpensive flip-flps with a custom look. Try to coordinate your flip-flops with your beach ensemble or purchase white ones which will go with just about anything.
Check out this DIY we found on http://www.trinketsinbloom.com/wearable-diy/diy-beaded-flip-flops/
Beaded Flip Flops DIY While thankfully the whole trend of wearing them everywhere has passed (that’s so 2005!), but if you’re vacationing at the beach or just bumming around on the weekend you definitely need a fancy pair of flip flops to take your casual beach look up a notch and this DIY tutorial to make your own beaded flip flops, is just the way to do it.
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What you’ll need to make your Beaded Flip Flops:

  1. 1 Pair of flip-flops
  2. 1 Spool ½ inch ribbon
  3. Lots of beads in assorted sizes
  4. Tiny seashells
  5. Hot glue gun
  6. Needle and thread
DIY Beaded Summer Sandals
Step 1
Place a small amount of hot glue on the outside of the flip flop strap at the base and attach the end of your ribbon.Beaded Flip Flops How to
Step 2
Continue wrapping your ribbon around the straps on your flip-flops until they are completely covered. Add small amounts of hot glue to hold your ribbon as you go and secure the end when you are finished with hot glue as well.Ribbon Wrapped Flip Flops DIY
Step 3
Take your ribbon again and wrap it around and back and forth across the center “V” of your flip-flops to fill in.Flip Flops with Beads and Ribbon DIYBe careful not to make your “V” to high or if you really do want it to go higher, make sure you wrap it loosely otherwise it will be difficult to get your foot into.Ribbon Wrapped Sandals DIY
Step 4
You’re ready to start adding your beads.
Add your beads one at a time sewing them on, (I put a small drop of hot glue under all of the large and medium sized beads as well as the seashells before sewing them). I stitched through each bead 2 times before going on to the next bead.Beaded Summer Sandals DIYBeaded Flip Flop Sandal DIYBeaded Flip Flop Sandal
So whether you’re just hanging out at home or on vacation at some exotic beach (oh I wish!) you really need to elevate your foot wear with some beads and seashells. These beaded flip-flops bring to mind thoughts of Palm Beach, tans, and some serious relaxing. I don’t know about you but I am soooo ready for Summer.
I can’t wait to hear how your flip-flops turn out leave a comment below and let me know.

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