I think there is nothing more fun than doing a craft with the whole family. Especially one that adults and kids can enjoy. These ribbon flip flops are PERFECT for that!
My family had a big family reunion, and one of our crafts we did were these flip flops. I love how awesome each and every single one of them turned out. So do you want to know how to make them yet…?
I bought all the flips flops from Old Navy to get the 2 for $5.00 deal, but you can buy them anywhere. Next, all you need is a Grab Bag from The Ribbon Retreat. The Grab Bag we got was like the Mega Grab Bag of all Grab Bags! There was SO much ribbon! My bag was cute as can be, full of ribbon for everyone’s tastes! There were even some boy ones for my little guy! (He just couldn’t stay away from all the fun!)
Would you be able to stay out of all this fun?! See, you can’t blame him!
The first thing you do is cut strips of ribbon to tie. Make sure you bring plenty of scissors for everyone to cut. You can choose as many colors and sizes as you want. Generally, a bigger size will pop out more. The length of ribbon can be whatever you want. Try tying the ribbon before cutting it to see how long you will need it. Make it much longer than you want the actual length to be so you have enough room to tie. Cut as much as you want. You can always cut more.
I cut the ribbon pieces to be the exact length I wanted. This made it SO difficult to tie! I learned my lesson and now I’m sharing with you.
I put my ribbon in a pattern I wanted to use. I also used strips of fabric, if you want to do that as well. You then tie the ribbon on with two knots, then slide towards the bottom of the flip flop. Continue tying and sliding until you get to the middle. Then start on the other side; you can slide the ribbon towards what you’ve done already or start towards the bottom and slide down.
Once the ribbon looks the way you want, you can leave the length or get your scissors out and start cutting! You can use pinking shears to get a cute jagged edge.
These ones are a perfect example of having a great length for tying.
After all the ribbon was tied, it was cut down to be super cute!
This activity makes quite the mess, but the cuteness makes up for it!
We all wore our cute flip flops the entire reunion. I loved them!
Another thing I did was embellish the center of my flip flops with a flower from the fabric I used. Then I used strips of ribbon and fabric behind it, cutting the edges to be like flower petals. I love how mine turned out!
Here is my cute niece before she started with some of her ribbon choices.
Don’t you LOVE how hers turned out?! I love these on cute little feet!
My other niece did some spirit colors for her high school. Wouldn’t these be awesome at a football game?!
And the amazing thing is, all of this ribbon came from the same grab bag! The possibilities seem endless!
Summer is the time for family reunions, so I hope this is an activity that will be fun for you all!
And I’d love to hear about how it went!
Like my flip flops? Here is what I used:
Summersong by My Mind’s Eye by Riley Blake –
I used three of the fabrics in that line. I love them!
I need to use these fabrics for a cute skirt or bag.
Moonstitch Ribbon – Lemongrass/White Stitching
Double Ruffle Ribbon – Hot Pink
Swiss Dot Ribbon – Celadon, Light Pink, and Old Rose