These black flip flops were SO last season! Well I don’t know if plain black flip flops ever change, but I bought them last summer and decided to jazz them up for this year! This is not to say that I don’t have shoes in my closet that I wear year after year… believe me I do! :) These flip flops are from Old Navy. The measurements for the 3/8″ ribbon are for Old Navy flip flops, if you have other flip flops they will probably have different measurements.
72″ of 3/8 ribbon (36″ for each flip flop)
Approximately 12″ of 2 1/4″ ribbon.
Button (mine came from the Haberdashery black/white pack)
Candle or Lighter
Clothes pins or clips (to secure ribbon)
Put a dab of glue onto one end of your 3/8″ ribbon (cut to 36″) and place it on the top side of the strap, right where the strap connects to the shoe. You will have to lift the strap up a little to do this.
Smear a layer of E6000 glue onto the entire bottom side of the straps. Let it set for a couple minutes. This will make it so the glue won’t get all over the ribbon as you are wrapping it around.
Wrap the ribbon around a couple of times and secure it with a single prong clip. When wrapping the ribbon you want the ribbon to be touching, making sure not to overlap the ribbon at all.
Continue wrapping the ribbon around securing as you go with clips or clothes pins. As you can see from the photo above I overlapped the ribbon a tiny bit in the center. Then I continued wrapping the other strap.
When you have finished wrapping you should have some excess ribbon. Cut away the extra ribbon and glue the end of ribbon to the strap with your E 6000 glue. Secure it in place with a single prong clip.
The picture above is showing you that these flip flops can be interchangeable if you want them to be. The clip shown above is a steel mini single prong clip. Just make a bow, glue it to the clip and put the clip through the ribbon on the flip flop. A little Lady Daisy would be really cute on these too!
I made a little flower to go on my flip flop. To make this flower you need 3 circles cut from your 2 1/4 in ribbon. I just cut circles i didn’t measure because I wanted them to be random and imperfect. The picture above is all 6 circles for both flowers.
After I torched the edges of each circle with a lighter, (the fire seals the edges and makes them curl up) I layered 3 circles on top of each other.
I sewed a button on instead of gluing, just for more durability. You could hot glue it if you want to, it’s up to you.
Take your needle and thread through all 3 circles a few times and tie your thread in a knot.
I put some E6000 glue in the center of the straps because I wanted to glue my flower to the flip flop permanently.
I put the flower on the glue and clamped it down with a clothes pin. Repeat this process with your other flip flop and clamp everything down with clips or clothes pins. Let them set for 24 hours to make sure they are ready for everywhere you will go in them!
sAweet!! Now you are ready to bring on the summer!