Wondering what to do with you old flip-flops? If they are in good condition, but you want to change them into a fashionable piece, then we've got you covered. Decorating flip flops is a creative way to pass some idle time at home, and transform your old flip flops into a new work of art. Plus, by the end of this project, you will have 'new' footwear ready to be worn in the wardrobe. Depending on your likes and tastes, select appropriate decoration material―ribbons, bows, buttons, rhinestones, pearls, beads, shells, embroidery string―to work with. Also, choose an adhesive or use a needle and thread to decorate your footwear with.
Decorating Flip Flops
Just before summer approaches, we always run around to get our cute shorts, skirts, sundresses, and bikini out. Well, we can't forget the flip flops now, can we? And with these wonderful ideas, you will wonder how could you have lived without them for so long.
Using ribbons to decorate your flip flops is a classy and smart idea. All you have to do is roll the ribbon around each strap. Choose one or more ribbons to wrap around the straps. The shine of the ribbon looks amazing in the sun, and can make a great footwear for night parties as well. Cut the ribbon strip long enough so that you can wrap it around the strap properly. You don't want to glue two ends of a ribbon while working on the project.
Use these to make the flip flops look jazzy and funky. They add to the bling missing in your outfit. You will get plastic gems, colorful stones, sequin, and so much more in the market. To make an embellished flip flop, buy pre-drilled gems in your choice of color(s) along with embroidery string. Sew the gems through the string and then glue it over both straps of the flip flop. Secure the ends by gluing them together properly.
You can use gorgeous prints that are readily available in the market. Purchase huge plastic flowers, such as sunflower, roses, daisies, to glue where both straps meet. Take a piece of contrasting fabric and stick along the straps of your flip flops. Now glue the big flower in the middle and let it dry.
Painting abstract designs on your flip flops? Now we're talking! For a retro effect, you can create polka dots on the footwear. If you are interested in a theme, then a blend of purple, orange, pink, and black prints will do the trick. You can paint hearts, butterflies, flowers, stripes, stars, and so much more. Don't forget to paint the straps as well as they will add to the excitement and attraction of the footwear.
Personalized Flip Flops
Creating a unique design will add an element to your footwear! For a personalized touch, you can paint your face on the upper sole of the flip flop. For the straps, you can have some fancy lettering of your name. Better still, paint them in your favorite colors.
No matter what shape, size, or color, feathers look fabulous on flip flops. To start with the decoration, firstly, you need to glue some feathers on the straps. You can paint the bird (to whom the feathers belong) on the upper sole or glue a plastic cutout of the bird itself. This will add drama to your footwear.
Flip flops are very comfortable to wear and can be worn by both men and women (of course, if you are thinking of decorating them, then we should leave some men out of it). To make your task easier, you also get the ready-made decorating kits.