This craft is a mashup of two different projects I found while trolling around online.
This winter, I spied these adorable scrap fabric rolled flower headbands at Less-than-Perfect Life. But, I look like a dork in headbands, and I don’t have a daughter. Still, I wanted to find a way to use the adorable scrap fabric flowers in my crafting.
Inspiration finally hit when I saw Two Shades of Pink’s tutorial for easy fabric flip flops. Fabric scrap flip fops plus rolled fabric flowers equals Scrap Fabric & Rolled Flower Flip-Flops.
Aren’t they just the cutest?
I loved how these turned out so much that I made up a whole bunch to sell at the upcoming Indie Market in downtown Greensboro.
These are super-easy to make. Just find a pair of cheap-o flip-flops. (I got mine from Dollar General) and cover the thong parts with fabric strips. Jessica has a great tutorial, so I won’t repeat that here. I will say that I used fabric glue or fabrictac to cover the part of the flip-flops that go between your toes. But I used hot glue on the underside of the straps. I think Jessica used Mod Podge. Either would work.
I embellished each pair of flip-flops with a rolled fabric flower, per these instructions from Danielle at My Sparkle. These were super-easy to make, but I did find that my fingers got really messy. I prefer using fabrictac to secure my flowers because it dries very quickly, but it is super-sticky. I had to use acetone fingernail polish remover to get the residue off my hands. You can also use fabric glue, but the drying time is longer. Hot glue is another option. I tried that, but ended up with a big old blister on my thumb, so I switched to safer glue. I did use hot glue to attach the flowers to my flip-flops, but I set the temperature at low.
A few note about the fabric flowers; the longer your scrap of fabric, the larger the diameter of your flower. As you’re making these, you will think you’re doing it wrong. But keep going, keep twisting and rolling, and your flower will come together.
After I made a few pairs of scrap fabric flip-flops, I decided to wrap a few pairs in ribbon.
I love this hoot owl pair. Instead of a fabric rose, I added a double tuxedo bow using grosgrain ribbon. You can find instructions for making a tuxedo bow from My Name is Momma.
Life is better in flip-flops!