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July 26, 2009

FaNcy FeeT

Here’s a kids project that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Last summer around this time, I made it a point to purchase on-sale-plainish-flip flops with the intent to transform into something much fancier. So this weekend, we gathered poolside with a few other crafty friends and created several new pairs of one-of-a-kind summer footwear.

This is a great mobile project since all you need is a half yard or so of fabric, a pair of pinking shears and a pair of flip flops. To start, cut 1″ x 7″ strips with the pinking shears from your chosen fabric or fabrics. You’ll need about 30 or so strips depending on the size of your flip flops (like I’d be way more than 30 strips, but let’s concentrate on the kids shall we?!)

Next, tie your strips around the flip flop band starting from one side. Make sure to double knot. Push the strips close together as you go. Keep knotting strips until your flip flop is completely fancified.

And that’s it! Put on your fancy flops and head back to the pool before summer gets away. quick!

Filed Under: kids, projects

2 Comments »

  1. These are cute! I'm linking to you on my blog post for decorating flops with the kids! Thank you for sharing!
    kudzu

    Kudzu — May 30, 2010 @ 10:18 pm
  2. I made about twenty pairs of these for my husband to take to Honduras on one of his mission trips. They were a huge hit with the children he gave them to!!!!! I used several different fabrics on each pair which made them really colorful!

    Annette Deardurff — January 9, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

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