Thursday, May 13, 2010

Beaded Fab Flip Flops

Made these flip flops a few weeks ago with my Mom's group at church. They were fun to make, and pretty easy too. It's a great way to dress up cheap flip flops, or renew an older pair that you already have. Let me tell you what I did.

I took glass beads and wire (26 gauge I believe, straight out of the hardware department) and wrapped the plastic upper part of the flip flop. I tried to use the clear plastic cording that most people use when making beaded jewelry, but it was too hard to keep in place while wrapping the strap.

After wrapping the shoe with the beads/wire I took organza ribbon and wrapped the shoe with it, paying attention to cover as much of the exposed wire as I could. This is especially important on the underside of the strap, don't want that raw wire rubbing against your footie now! I also think it looks really cute, it finishes the look off nicely.

Doesn't that look great!?! So many possibilities. Plastic pony beads, buttons, glass beads, heck even just wrapping ribbon around the plastic upper strap would look cute.

To finish off the shoe I continued both the wire and ribbon all the way down to the bottom of the shoe, where the strap meets the foam bottom. I pushed up the bottom of the strap and slipped the wire and ribbon under it and wrapped it tightly a few times to secure.

I've even worn them a few times, they felt great. Now don't go jumping into the pool with these beauties on, but they will look great all summer long and you'll get lots of compliments on your cute shoes (I sure have). Fun craft to do with the kiddos too!

Click "Linky Parties I Love" on the right under "For Your Information" to see what fun parties I'll be linking up these fun flops to!


  1. SO CUTE! I have missed being albe to read your posts {work and been out of town} Glad to be back!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  2. Those are really sweet and fun looking...

  3. These would be so cute as gifts for my friends!

  4. Very cute ~ thank you for sharing!
    ~ Jill

  5. These are super cute!!!
    I am Leslie, nice to meet ya!

  6. nice!

    link party every monday for those that DIY their Style. come join us!

  7. Those are adorable and so fun!!

  8. These are so cute. I first saw them and thought, "No way can I make these." But on second thought.... I'm sure I'll be trying them before the end of summer. So pretty!

  9. Cute!! My girls would love to make these!!

  10. What a cute idea, I live in flip flops...I'll have to try this!

  11. Oooooh...I'm a huge flip flop fan...sooooo...I'm lovin' these cuties! HAPPY NTT!



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