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designer ribbon flip flops

Spring Flip Flops

create designer flip flops

Dress up your flip flops with decorative ribbon & bows!

By Aleah Sherrod

Also see: Bling Flip Flops

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Quick & Easy

This is a very easy project, and can be done very inexpensively. Dress up an old pair of flip flops or start with a new pair. Use your own creativity to showcase your style.

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1 pair of rubber flip flops (can be found at stores such as Old Navy for $3.50 each or 2 for $5.00)

Ribbon: 2 yards 5/8" ribbon for straps; 8-10 inch piece of 1/8" ribbon for small bow

Hot glue gun, hot glue sticks


Miscellaneous decorations such as ready made bows, beads, "jewels", flowers, etc.
flip flop supplies


1. Remove all tags from flip flops and cut a long piece of the wider ribbon (approximately 2 feet) to cover the straps.

2. Glue one end of the ribbon to the base of one flip flop strap. glue ribbon glue ribbon

3. Begin tightly wrapping the ribbon around the strap. glue ribbon glue ribbon

4. When you get to the part of the flip flop that goes between the toes, you can either continue wrapping the ribbon onto the next strap or wrap it around the part that divides the toes. For our flip flops, we wrapped the toe divider. Start to wrap the second strap, then wrap the divider piece, then continue onto the second strap. finish wrapping side 1 wrap divider

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5. When you get to the base of the second strap, cut any extra ribbon off. Glue the ribbon end onto the second strap's base. finish wrapping side 1

6. Add bows, jewels, or wrap a contrast color ribbon around the straps. For our flip flops, we created small bows. Tie a bow; then hot glue it onto the flip flop. ribbon bow ribbon bow

attach bow to flip flop

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