Category Archives: Flip Flops

Make your Own Barefoot Sandals

A dear friend and fellow crafter shared this wonderful tutorial from The Misadventures of Handmade on how to make the very popular barefoot sandals.  Add your own embellishment Shabby Flowers, Mesh Bows, rhinestone, Bows, Flowers and more for your own unique look.  Simple as folding some FOE (fold over elastic) adding the embellishment and tada you have Barefoot Sandals!  Thank you Melissa for sharing this tutorial!

Find FOE and embellishments at Bows~N~Bottlecaps Wholesale by clicking here!

Click the picture and hop over and make your own!


Refashion old flops or Make new flip flops rockin’!

The Mother Huddle Blog does it again!

These refashioned flops are to die for!  Never ever think you can have a pair of flops sitting in your closet that are just plain!  This is so easy to do that your feet will be styling all summer long!

Now, I am NOT a sewer at ALL!  I can say that enough!  But I loved these flops and knew I needed a pair as well as my daughter.  So I hand sewed the ribbon instead of machine sewed just by making a running stitch down the center of the ribbon ensuring I stayed in the center as I was going once I got to the end I pull my thread to make it have the “ruffle” affect and it worked out perfectly!

I will have to take some pictures of the flops I made but I use our ribbon from Bows~N~Bottlecaps Wholesale amazing printed designs from the patriotic section and made some adorable flops all ready for the 4th of July! I added our Flag Print Peace Signs to the center for an embellishment and they are CUTE!

Hope over and check out our ribbon selection and get to creating some cutie flops!  Finished these flops will retail for between $10-$20 pending your market/target area/audience.

Click the picture to check it out!


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Flip Flops that will knock your socks off!

I came across an amazing blog today as I was searching for some new ways to embellish flip-flops and I just have to sharethis with all of you.

This takes making flip-flops to a whole new level for me and now for all of our followers!

I am so excited to line my daughter’s closet with flip flips to match every outfit of her’s and well maybe just a tad excited to make some for myself!

The great thing about this Knot So Hard Flip Flop tutorial  is that you can literally mix and match completely with every outfit you have or need to match.  From fancy to casual you will be able to make flip-flops that are out of this world.

So get your crafting supplies ready and starting Knoting away and creating some rocking flops for spring shows, your closet, daughter’s closet, niece, friends, and more!  You will not want to stop making these ADORABLE flops for this Spring and Summer Season!

Click the picture to visit The Mother Huddle Blog and get crafting!



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Rock out the SuMmEr in some Duck Tape Flower Flip Flops!

How stinkin’ cute are these FLOPS!  Duck tape is one of the latest and greatest materials to use for making all types of creations!  From clothing to bows you name it you can create it with duck tape!

Now there are so many colors and prints for Duck Tape the possibilities are endless!  Click the picture below and create your own flops for summer!

These will be HOT sellers for summer time!  Make matching flowers for hair accessories to match your flops!

An awesome Blog Skip to my Lou shows us how to make these Rockin Flops just in time for summer!



Spring is creeping up on us! Flip Floppin Fun!

My daughter and I wear Flip Flops all summer long.  My boys love their Bottlecap Flip Flops!

In the summer, I can not get enough Flip Flop makin!  Here are some cute ones I have made in the past.  The posibilites are endless.

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You can see how much fun Flops are to create!

You can find tons of ribbon, flowers, flatback resins, appiques, ribbon slidder and more to spice up your flops at Bows~N~Bottlecaps Wholesale by clicking right here!

Here is my advise on what type of flops to use:

This is simple!

Old Navy, Children’s Place, or Gap ONLY.


They hold up the best. 

I have tried Dollar Store Brand, Walmart Brand, Hobby Lobby Brand, nothing compares to Brand Name Flops!  The cheaper flip flips will have their thongs break and bottoms where out QUICKLY.

You want your customer’s to love their flops and to be able to wear them all summer long.  Do NOT skimp on Flops!

I use black only.  Remember these are being worn on FEET.  black hides all dirt.

So now that you are ready to get floppin’ yourself here is a Tutorial on how to get started!

Post your comments and pictures so we can see what you have created!


By: Angi Elliott

This tutorial is for your use only.  Do not transfer, copy, alter, sell or use in any way other than teaching yourself how to make Flip Flips.

Wrapping Flops and Applying Bows

Your choice of 7/8 grosgrain ribbon‐length depends on size flops you are wrapping‐play with it until you have lengths figured out.


Heat seal your end. I use a strip of E6000 and a strip of hot glue side by side.I do this so I don’t have to use clothes pins and can keep working.

Start on the outside of the thong.

Start wrapping at an angle‐and tightly.

Continue wrapping‐once you get to the toe thong‐just go across the back side and over to the other thong.

Once you get to the end of the thong ‐ Cut and heat seal the ribbon‐again E6000 and hot glue in two strips.

Prepare to add your bow‐again I use E6000 in the center of the toe thong and go around it with hot glue‐I never fear too much glue‐ensure the bows will stay put.

Add what ever bow you would like‐I add additional hot glue under and around the bow and push onto thong just to make sure.

Ta Da~Flops!

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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Flip Flops, Hair Bow Tutorials, This and That


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