How To Dress Up Flip Flops: An Easy Summer Craft

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On my recent trip to Arkansas, the ladies at Collective Bias gave me a swag bag with some neat things in it. One of the things I got was a pair of pink flip flops. While I absolutely LOVE shoes, I will admit to not being a flip flop kind of girl.  Not wanting to let this gift go to waste, I decided that I would learn how to dress up flip flops and turn them into something with a little bit of glam. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

How To Dress Up Flip Flops: An Easy Summer Craft

How To Dress Up Flip Flops

Plain flip flops are a little bit boring but with the help of my trusty glue gun and some artificial flowers from the fabric store, I gave these a fashion remake. These really are very simple to make. You don’t need to be super crafty.

How to dress up flip flops


Note: Just a note about the artificial flowers.  When you choose them, make sure that they are fairly flat. If they stand up too much, it will look odd when you glue them onto the flip flops. You also want to make sure that the flower isn’t made up of multiple pieces.  If it is, you will need to glue each of the pieces together when you snip it off the stem and then glue that onto the flip flop. Doable. It is just more work.

I found these flowers on Amazon that will work very well for this craft.

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  • Snip the flowers off the stem.  See the note above.
  • Before you glue them onto the flip flop band, line them up so you can get an idea of where to glue them and how many you will need.

How to dress up flip flops

  • Heat the glue gun and very carefully glue the flowers onto the band starting at one end and ending at the other.
  • Remember to let the hot glue on the flip flops dry completely before you wear them.

How to dress up flip flops

What do you think of my flip flops now? Check out a few of my other easy craft projects.

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  1. Cute Flip Flops! This is a great way to save money as well because "fancier" flip flops are so expensive just for an added flowers lol I am a flip flop girl :-)
  2. Beautiful!! What a perfect way to help them match with an outfit and look a bit upgraded!!  Love it! Pinned & Tweeted!
  3. I absolutely love this! I have tons of plain flip flops for Old Navy's $1 sale, this is perfect!
  4. Sarah Coulsey says
    Those are very pretty.  I need to get us new flip flops, and I am going to make mine pretty like those!!
  5. Ooh! I was trying to decorate with yarn and got frustrated. Love the flowers and love this idea! I got a few from the Old Navy sale and can't wait to have at them!
  6. Rose Powell says
    They keep putting THE MOST adorable flip flops on clearance at Michael's, not that they're expensive beforehand, but I totally see that they need that little extra something... Flowers, bling, even sea shells, what a fun craft!
  7. Sande Sivani says
    Love your flip-flop make-over!! My grand-daughter makes a pair of decorated flip-flops for every summer outfit she owns. Your results are really lovely.
  8. Check it Out! with Dawn says
    I love colors.  So easy too!  Pinned and Tweeted!
  9. very cute! My daughter lives in flipflops...she would love this!
  10. These are so cute. I keep telling myself each year that I'm going to make some flip flops, but I don't ever get around to it. But I'm gonna do it this year.
  11. Mel {MamaBuzz} says
    These are really cute, Ellen! Perfect for a beach themed party too.
  12. Robin Wilson says
    What a great way to turn an inexpensive pair of flip flops into something cute!  They are already on clearance here and I always have some flowers and such on hand.  Thank you for the great idea!
  13. Very cute idea :)Thanks so much for linking up on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. Voting has started, please take a moment to cast your vote on your favourite link of this week :) I look forward to seeing what you share with us this week.x Natalie Marigolds' Loft 
  14. Super cute! These would be great for spa days.
  15. Amelia Madelaine says
    I love this idea! These are so cute!!  I shared a link to this at my blog - hope that's ok. I included a pic too but it all links back and credits you. The direct link is if you wanted to see it. :)
  16. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
    These flip-flops are so cute :) They'd be great to make up a bunch of matching ones for a bachelorette party or a family vacation to quickly identify everyone.
  17. these are so cute and my niece would love these.  we could make them together (with me in charge of the glue gun)!
  18. Kathryn A. says
    These are really cute! It would be fun to make them with some older girls. I'll share with my Girl Scout leader!

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