Wednesday, July 28, 2010

An exit to eternal summer slacking

Hello, blogfans, have I got a summer project for you! Flip flops are my favorite shoe, hands down. They're so versatile - the perfect footwear, really. Going to the beach? Wear flip flops. Going shopping? Wear flip flops. Getting married? Wear flip flops with sparkles on them.

We're big fans of Old Navy flip flops here, you can't beat the price, and it's awesome to stock up at the $1 flip flop sale. But they can get a little boring, so the lovely Lauren found a way to jazz them up, thanks to the ingenuity over at the flip flop project.

Grab your crafting supplies, blogfans, we're making flip flops!

Step One: Buy a pair of cheap foam flip flops with plastic straps.

Step Two: Gather your supplies. Aside from the flip flops, you will need fabric cut into strips that are roughly 6" long by 1" wide, embroidery floss, sewing needles, a sewing machine, and some decorative touches, such as fake daisies.

Step Three: Take one of the fabric strips and wrap it around the part that goes in between your toes. You don't want to make it too thick, so don't wrap too many times.

Step Four: Using your embroidery floss, stitch the fabric closed down the center.

Step Five: Sew all of your fabric strips together lengthwise. If you don't want patchwork flip flops, you can use one larger piece of fabric, but I highly recommend patchwork.

Step Six: Wrap your fabric around the strap and sew at the side. You'll want to make the stitches in a place that won't rub against your foot. Experience tells us that it can be a bit abrasive. Repeat on the other straps.

Step Seven: Make sure to make a giant mess while doing this.

Step Eight: Admire your work...

Step Nine: ...from all angles.

Step Ten: Snip two fake flowers from a silk bouquet.

Step Eleven: Glue your flowers over where all your fabric comes together. I suppose you could sew them on, but I happen to be a hot glue aficionado.

Step Twelve: Admire your work from all angles.

Step Thirteen: Kick back, relax, and enjoy your new flip flops

1 comment:

Olah Momma! said...

I love that one!

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