August 13, 2012

Fashion Revamp: Glam up your Flip Flop!

What is your go-to footwear for summer? For many, flip flops are the quintessential accessory for this season. It is because they are fun, easy to wear, and affordable to buy. If you love the idea of wearing flip flops this summer and want to stand out from others, then glam it up! Do you own some plain, boring flip flops? Revamp them up by adding some ribbons and beads! This is so easy to do!

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 Pair of flip-flops, 1 Spool ½ inch ribbon, Lots of beads in assorted sizes, Tiny seashells, Hot glue gun, Needle and thread

WHAT TO DO:

Place a small amount of hot glue on the outside of the flip flop strap at the base and attach the end of your ribbon.
Continue wrapping your ribbon around the straps on your flip-flops until they are completely covered. Add small amounts of hot glue to hold your ribbon as you go and secure the end when you are finished with hot glue as well.
Take your ribbon again and wrap it around and back and forth across the center “V” of your flip-flops to fill in.
Be careful not to make your “V” to high or if you really do want it to go higher, make sure you wrap it loosely otherwise it will be difficult to get your foot into.
Add your beads one at a time sewing them on, (I put a small drop of hot glue under all of the large and medium sized beads as well as the seashells before sewing them). I stitched through each bead 2 times before going on to the next bead.
So whether you’re just hanging out at home or on vacation at some exotic beach, you really need to elevate your foot wear with some beads and seashells. These beaded flip-flops bring to mind thoughts of Palm Beach, tans, and some serious relaxing. I don’t know about you but I am soooo ready for Summer.

All photos and procedures are not mine. They are from http://www.trinketsinbloom.com. Credits goes to the creative owner. The original post can be found here.

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29 comments:

jaanika said...

ohh,,this is very good idea!:)they look so pretty!:)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Beautiful, I like it :) x

Adeayu said...

nice and beautiful! I think I should try one!

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Lisa LaTroisième said...

Cool! I will try it ;)
Thanks for sharing!

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Charlotte sometimes... said...

So nice!
Thank you for sharing this with us.
I should try this very soon!
Kisses from Transylvania!

Monika Krażewska said...

nice !!:D

lorenabr said...

very cool :)
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LittleMucli said...

so nice!

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One Stiletto At A Time said...

That looks amazing!!! Am definitely going to try this

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a great idea! Loving your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

Ramya said...

INSPIRING! Not sure if I will trust myself with making these...you should totally sell these :)

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Gaby de Modacapital said...

OMG! Amazing DIY! Love the beautifulpair of sandals! :)
great post!
xoxo

Moda said...

Wow Fantastiche !!!

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful DIY! Love it!

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Adeola Naomi said...

OMG!!!
I need to try this!!!

Renae said...

hey I just might have to do that. I am not crafty but if it is simple... I'm game. and I love awesome foot wear thingys like that!

Jenn Patt said...

Congratulations for your blog.I'll follow you.
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Berkana said...

wowwww..amazing...I love this idea :o

Hablemos Fashion said...

Great post and great DIY. I'm not really talented when it comes to DIY's but after seeing this I think I'll try it.

KAren, xo
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Reichel said...

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kala said...

wowwwww It's fab idea made very simple flipflop in to extra spl one lovedddd ittt

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Emmy said...

omg this is zoo creative!

sherene said...

very creative, will definitely do this someday:))

xStroutx said...

!!! What a fantastic Idea! I'm all for blinging things up and I am totally going to do this in summer. Awesome.

Invitation To Inspiration said...

love it, love it, love it...AMAZING DIY!!!!!!!!!!! :-))
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Lauren said...

That is amazing, so expensive looking!

Lauren,
Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

melissa said...

Truly cool! What patience to sew all those pearls there...

Lubaina E. said...

Love the Idea!
I love your blog! ^_^
I just funky-cised my flip flops once.
<----They're the ones in this display picture of mines.