Six 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.
Then I hot glued those floppies together.
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.
Then I folded over the corners to make a rectangle.
I rolled the second bandana like I was going to wear it as a headband.
Then tied it around the center of the rectangle with a single knot in the back.
I hot glued my yellow bow onto my wreath and hung it on my door.
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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