Ribbon Flip Flops
My granddaughters and I spent the week working on a few craft projects for the 4th of July. One of the projects we came up with were these fun DIY Ribbon Flip Flops. I don’t think we spent more than $5 on this project and it really didn’t take us all that much time to make. I had seen some really cute flip flops on Etsy that were made with strips of fabric, but when I saw that Michael’s had patriotic ribbon 40% off I simply couldn’t resist. The flip flops themselves only cost me $1.49 at the same store.
The measurements below are approximate and were used on a size adult small flip flop. You’ll be able to get by with less ribbon for smaller size flip flops. I recommend cutting the first strip of ribbon and see how you like the length. We decided to cut ours a bit long, for a real statement.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
1 pair of flip flops
3/8″ wide ribbon cut into 7″ strips
You’ll need approximately 9 yards of ribbon per pair of shoes. I used (3) 3/8 inch x 3 yard spools that I picked up for $1.19 each on sale. It’s important that each strip of ribbon is cut to the same length, so use your ruler.
Starting at one end of the flip flop strap, tie on a piece of ribbon. You will need to tie a double knot. The double knots should be on the top side of the strap, so that the smooth part of the ribbon will be against the foot. Tie on the next piece of ribbon, pushing it next to the first ribbon. Repeat this process until you have covered the entire strap. That’s it! You might want to fluff and adjust a few of the ribbons, but seriously that’s it – you’re done!
Go through your ribbon stash, and save yourself some money or take advantage of seasonal sales going on right now! I hope you enjoy this simple project as much as us.
Kelly Tupick says
These look great for the 4th!! Especially if you are walking in the parade!!
These remind me of the “mop flops” from when I was in HS. Really cute! Will have to remember these for my little girl next summer.