Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fancy Flip Flops

As many of you know my daughter is a total frilly girl.  The more sparkle, the better.  She adores Fancy Nancy and she loves to call everyone "darling."  She was my inspiration for these fancy flip flops.  They look impressive but they were cheap to make and they took me 3o minutes to do (not counting time for the glue to dry when you are finished). Total cost was less than $10!  You can make yours like mine or you can use your imagination to make any version.

You will need:
  • 1 pair plain flip flops (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $1.59)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Pre-made bows ($2.99 at Hobby Lobby in the kids section)- If you are more talented you can make your own with gross grain ribbon.  These were on hair clips for kids so I just pulled the alligator clip off and kept the bow.
  • Some sparkle for embellishment.  Pick anything you like.  I found  these tiny crystals that come in pre-cut strips especially for flip flops at Hobby Lobby for $3.99.  They are called "Flip-Flop Bling" and they had a sticky backing so I didn't need any glue for them. Any adhesive rhinestone strips will do the trick and make the job quick and easy.  
The rest is sort of self explanatory once you look at the picture.  The secret here is more in the supplies.  Use your imagination and when you finish the decorating I used gorilla glue to stick the big bow to the center.  Clamp it with a clothes pin and wait 1-2 hours.

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