2 DIY flip flops

Hi guys,

The last week it got super warm here, so flip flops are just right. I don´t know about you, but the plastic straps on most flip flops hurt my feet and I find are pretty boring. That´s why I thought I could do something with them, to make them cuter and more comfortable. Here are 2 ideas I found online and tried out:

1. Braided strap flip flops

found at http://bywilma.com/diy/diy-flip-flops/

What you need:

  • one pair of flip flops
  • an old t-shirt/t-shirt yarn (whatever you have on hand)
  • scissors

How to make them:

  1. Remove the existing plastic straps
  2. Cut long strips of fabric from your t-shirt and pull them to make t-shirt yarn.
  3. Cut a small strip of fabric, stick both ends through the top hole and tie them into a knot (on the back) to make a loop (on the front)
  4. Take 3 long strips of your t-shirt yarn, stick the ends through one of the other holes and tie them into a knot, just like you did for the front loop.
  5. Now, braid the 3 strands and put it through the top loop.
  6. Put on your flip flop to see how tight or loose your strand has to be.
  7. Then, tie the ends into a knot again to secure everything.
  8. Repeat steps 1-7 on the other flip flop and you are DONE !!!

2. Wrapped strap flip flops

link: http://awelltraveledwoman.com/2012/07/19/344/ or http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/yarn-wrapped-flip-flops-tutorial.html

What you need:

  • one pair of flip flops
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • clear drying glue (optional for more security)

How to make them:

  1. Choose your first color of embroidery floss and tie it onto the front toe part of the plastic flip flop strap.
  2. Now, start wrapping it around the strap. (You can put some clear drying glue on the strap first, so the embroidery floss will hold better.)
  3. If you choose more than one color, tie the end of your new color to the other one and just continue wrapping.
  4. Do this on both sides of the straps.
  5. To finish, just glue the ends to the strap or knot them.
  6. Repeat on the other flip flop and you are DONE !!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and you could follow the steps (even without pictures). If you could not follow, just click on the links for more detailed instructions.

Saskia

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5 thoughts on “2 DIY flip flops

  1. Allison says:

    I might have to try one of these! I especially like the braided one – it looks really comfortable! But I have two questions: can you feel the knots underneath the flip-flops when you walk? And do the knots untie or fray if you wear the flip-flops a lot? Thanks!

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