You may not know this about me, but I'm a flip flop addict. I love love love flip flops!! I love to wear them. I love to wear shirts that have flip flops ON them. I love to write on note pads that have flip flops. I even have some flip flop shaped pillows for my giant chair in my office. Oh and a flip flop accent rug. I'm slightly obsessed.
When I decided to start a Relay for Life team in support of my Mom, the obvious theme for our team was Flip Flops. We named our team Flip Flopping Towards A Cure. Our Relay camp last year was decked out with palm trees, flamingos, hoola girls, and of course we all wore flip flops!
This year the theme for the ENTIRE Relay is TropiCURE Paradise....ummmm can you say FLIP FLOPS required?!?!?!
I had run across the most adorable idea on Pinterest (another one of my obsessions). It was for a flip flop wreath. I knew that I HAD to make one for myself, but I also knew I had to make one for the silent auction at our Relay. It would fit in perfectly with the theme!!
Last year at the end of Summer, I bought several pairs of children's flip flops when they were on a closeout end of season clearance. I think I paid maybe .50 or .25 cents a pair. I tucked them away knowing I was going to make this wreath.
Soooooo I recently got the crafting spirit and pulled out my flip flops to get craftin'!
What you will need:
6-8 pairs of flip flops (depending on sizes you may need more or less)
Hot Glue Gun
First you want to separate your flip flops out. You want to use either all lefties or all righties for your wreath. You can essentially make two wreaths (which is what I did, I did a all lefts wreath and another with all of the right side shoes).
Next you want to lay out the flippey flops. Decide which colors and patterns you want beside each other. I ended up with several different sizes of shoes, so that was also a factor for me. I had to decide which sizes made the best shape.
Now you need to get your hot glue gun all heated up......
Next pick up a toe or heel of a flip flop and hot glue it down. Continue to glue your way around the wreath until all of the toes and heels have been glued together.
Lastly, tie some cute ribbon on and make a bow. I just made a double bow. I also made a loop on the back for a hanger. I put it up on my door for a cute summer decoration. The other wreath will be donated for our Relay for Life Event.
That's my simple summer flip flop craft!! Enjoy!