Weekly Flip Flop Redo: Week 6

flipflopbann-01Six weeks ago, I set out to celebrate spring with a weekly flip flop redo. I wrote, “I have decided to redo a pair of cheap flip flops into something attractive, fun and wearable every week.” This week I broke the rules. I did transform flip flops, I did make them attractive and fun, but, they are not wearable, at all.

This week, I made flip flops into a spring/summer wreath! Until I joined blogland, I never knew that spring wreathes were a thing (outside what someones crazy aunt would put on their door). But I love them, and I wanted to make my own – I guess that makes me someone’s crazy aunt, oh that’s right, I am, kinda (that is a story for another day).

I started with three pairs of $1 flip flops.

pile of flip flopsI made them into a ring, well, really a hexagon, and fussed with them until they looked right.

ring of flip flops

Then I hot glued those floppies together.

hot glue

My wreath needed something else. A bow. I made one out of two yellow bandanas that I picked up at Wal-Mart for $1 each. I flattened out the first bandana (I probably should have ironed it, but I didn’t), and folded it into a strip 4-5 inches thick.

yellow bandana

Then I folded over the corners to make a rectangle.

flop6folded

I rolled the second bandana like I was going to wear it as a headband.

flop6bandtie

Then tied it around the center of the rectangle with a single knot in the back.

flop6bow

 I hot glued my yellow bow onto my wreath and hung it on my door.

flip flop wreath

How fun is that? You should have seen the look on AMGP‘s face when he saw our new front door decor. It was almost as good as a few hours later when he noticed that I intended on leaving a flip flop wreath on our door (he thought I was just staging a picture). 

I promise that next week’s flip flops will be wearable.

 


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  1. 2Momma2

    says on April 24, 2013

    Cute cute cute! And a bandana bow… I love it!

    1. Laura

      says on April 24, 2013

      Thanks 2Momma2! The bandana bow was definitely an awesome afterthought. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kegga

    says on April 24, 2013

    So, I am obsessed with reading your blog!!! And I am laughing out loud picturing AMGP’s face when he came home to a flip flop wreath 🙂 I love this!

  3. Linda

    says on April 26, 2013

    Gotta admit this is awesomeness happening. I love it and they make flipflops that have pretty floral designs too. Would love it if you would share this at What to do Weekends Party (and any other of your awesome postings.) Best wishes, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/04/what-to-do-weekends-17.html

    1. Laura

      says on April 26, 2013

      Thanks Linda! A wreath out of printed flip flops would be so cute! I linked it up. Have a good weekend!

  4. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy

    says on April 26, 2013

    LOVE this! I think it’d be fun to try with little flip flops too! I may have to. 🙂 I just found your blog today through a link party. So glad I did! I’m excited to follow.

    1. Laura

      says on April 26, 2013

      Glad you stopped by Kara! It would be just adorable with kid-sized flip flops, and not a bad repurpose of last-years pairs!

  5. Danielle

    says on April 26, 2013

    This is such a darling idea, love it!!! So simple, yet so fun and summery.

    1. Laura

      says on April 26, 2013

      Thank you Danielle! Every time I go through my door I feel like I am entering a beach house.

  6. Diana Rambles

    says on April 28, 2013

    Super cute!!!

    1. Laura

      says on April 29, 2013

      Thanks Diana! It makes me really happy. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Shannon {Cozy Country Living}

    says on April 30, 2013

    This is the most creative wreath I have seen in a long time! Very cute:) My kiddos would just love this too!

    1. Laura

      says on April 30, 2013

      Thanks Shannon, glad you stopped by! It definitely has major kid potential. If you were going to hang it inside, you could totally use Elmer’s glue and have them help.

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  9. Linda

    says on May 29, 2013

    Sew cute! Just a thought….what if you added some beads, strips of ribbon, added a flower,
    or tied sea shells with invisible thread to the straps of the flip flops? I do a lot of crafting and love to embellish almost to a fault! I love your wreath and plan on making it then add some embellishments to match yard tying it all together. Thanks for the terrific idea and instructions!!!!……..Linda

    1. Laura

      says on May 29, 2013

      Linda, I give you my full endorsement to embellish away. I was going for a bright modern look, but there are soooo many creative things you add do to your flip flop wreath. I would love, love, love to see what you come up with.

  10. mary

    says on June 11, 2013

    love the wreath.very colorful

    1. Laura

      says on June 12, 2013

      Thanks Mary! The colors are so fun for spring or summer!

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  13. Patsy Helms

    says on April 2, 2014

    I have a grandson who lives at the beach, loves crafts, and visits grandpa & grandma every couple of weeks. So glad to find this
    idea and am going to get small flip flops for him to make a wreath for his door at home! Just found your site and am always
    looking for ideas for when he visits. Keep up the good work!

    1. Laura

      says on April 4, 2014

      Thanks Patsy! I hope your grandson has fun making his wreath!

  14. Jen

    says on June 7, 2014

    Hello!!! I love the Flip Flop Wreath…Im making 2 of them for my son’s Pre-school teachers!! What do you use to hang it up? And how did you attack it? Thank you!! I cant want to start working on! 🙂

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