Interchangeable Flip Flops

Interchangeable Flip Flops - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I’ve been wanting to show you these flip flops for a while now!  Three things have held me up: 1) It has been very cold and rainy here in Idaho and flip flops are not on my mind, 2) I knew I had to get a pedicure before I could show you my feet 🙂 3) I lost my E6000 glue!   I bought these flip flops at Old Navy.  They were $3.00, I’ve seen them on sale for as low as $1.00!  Not bad eh?  For the bows I used the ribbon mix Simply Sassy.  You can learn how to make these bows using the TOTT Instructions.  The TOTT instructions will help you make any type of bow you could imagine!


I made this pair of flip flops to be interchangeable.  The bow is attached to a single prong clip so you have the option of using it as a hair clip as well.

Hold your flip flop upside down and put a line of E6000 glue on the inside of the strap (the side of the strap that touches your foot) right by the part that goes in between your toes.  Do this to both sides.  Let the glue set for a couple minutes.


After the glue has set up a bit place a piece of 3/8″ ribbon (that has been cut to approximately 3 1/2″) onto one of your glue lines.  (I did the right side first).  You can secure the ribbon there with a single prong clip if  you want to.

Pull the ribbon over the opposite side of the flip flop.

Take the ribbon all the way around the strap.

 Now take the ribbon around the other strap.  You should have a little excess ribbon.  Cut the extra ribbon away and add a dab of glue to hold it in place.


Clamp with a clothes pin or a single prong clip and let it set for 24 hours just to be safe.  Repeat this process with your other flip flop, if you plan on wearing both of them. 🙂  After they are done setting, slide the clip of your bow through the ribbon that is glued to the flip flop and you are ready to hit the town!   Or the pool!  Oh I can’t wait to go to the pool!  Go on ladies!  Go get a pedicure and make yourself some sassy flip flops!  If you’re not brave enough make them for your little girl!

Interchangeable Flip Flops - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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  1. Nat
    Posted June 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    So cute! …and I like your pedicure!

  2. Cherie
    Posted June 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Nat! 🙂

  3. Brittany
    Posted June 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    What a cute idea!

  4. Melody
    Posted August 22, 2011 at 9:37 am | Permalink


  5. Posted September 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I love these they are just adorable. Could you show us how to make the bow part if you can thanks:)

  6. Jeanne
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    So cute..would love the instructions on making that bow…

  7. Nevia
    Posted November 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    please show how to make bow….

  8. Tonie
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Could you please send me the instructions on how to make that bow. My 3 year old has really been into bows and I LOVE that one. But now I know how to spice up her little flip flops too. 🙂

    • Shirley
      Posted March 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tonie! That bow is a Twisted Boutique Bow. You can find instructions in our TOTT Hair Bow Instructions. It also includes tons of other techniques. We also have a different technique for that bow in this post – Because the technique is different, it has a different look, but definitely play around with it. Your 3 year old will look SO cute with them on her flip flops. 🙂

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