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If you are anything like me then you love a fun DIY project. Something that is quick and easy but that has a great “WOW” factor.
Today I have a DIY to share with you that is exactly that. And it is so quick and easy that you can do this with your kids if you want.
These Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Flip Flops really are perfect for any occasion. I’ve made them before and shared them as DIY Decorative Flip Flops where I made them as a gift for Mother’s Day.
They were so popular with everyone and this is still one of my most searched projects. I think that means they are a big hit! So, I thought that I would update them and share again.
These are great for Memorial Day/Fourth of July in Red, White and Blue or for a Bridal Shower or Spa Day in White. They are also a fun and inexpensive project for a group of girls at a slumber party, camp or pedi-party.
Also, they really are fun to wear and can spice up any outfit by coordinating them to match. And what a fun idea for a Teacher Appreciation gift!
The great thing is that you can really customize the look by selecting the colors you want. And the supplies can be picked up at your local craft or big box store – or even online.
Here is the list of supplies that you will need for each pair of Flip Flops.
Quilting Fat Quarters or other material (cut into strips)
I picked up Red and Blue Flip Flops at the Dollar Store. This is a great source if you are doing a whole batch of them at once. I know you can also get them for about $2.99 at the local Michael’s Craft Store (and used a coupon, of course!) or order them online.
Let’s get started!
First, I took my supplies and decided what colors I wanted to use. You can use fabric, ribbon, shoe strings, twine or whatever you want.
I was thinking that I was going to do the Blue (looks more turquoise to me) pair with all white ribbon and the Red pair all Red, White and Blue. But I changed gears and decided to do both pairs Red, White and Blue to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July.
Start by cutting the material (ribbons and shoestrings) into pieces about 3-4 inches long. This allows enough length to tie the knot easily; then can be trimmed down later if needed.
Then start tying the pieces onto the Flip Flops in simple slip knots. You can start at the top or bottom, it doesn’t matter, and just keep adding ribbons to fill up the area.
Be sure to have the knot at the top on each of your ties so they are uniform. Also, you will want to alternate your colors so you get a nice mix.
Once you complete the first Flip Flop, continue onto the second. I think I tied about 10 pieces to each side (for a total of 20 to each Flip Flop).
To finish, you can trim any of the pieces you want so they were similar lengths. I used Pinking Shears to add a fun rippled edge.
So the next time you are looking for a quick DIY or project to do with some of the girls, I hope you will try these Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Flip Flops. I know that once you make a pair you will love them as much as I do!