It's time for another Papertrey Ink customer blog hop! This month's challenge is to use felt. I decided to veer away from a card this time and make something wearable and turned some el cheapo flip flops into designer flip flops. I LOVE them! They are so easy to make and so stinkin' CUTE! Imagine the color combo possibilities!!
I wore these to work last week and got squeals from the girls :) I used the daisy flower dies and cut out 2 of each size--one each of True Black and Hawaiian Shores felt, then I stacked them and sewed a button on top and a button on the bottom, using Pearle cotton and tying it into a tiny bow on top. The bottom button is to make them detachable and interchangeable. I also have turquoise flip flops that these can go with and I want to use other color combos on these black ones. To make them detachable, I used some of those tiny black hair rubber bands and wound them around the straps and hooked them onto the button. I wore them all day and they stayed put!
For these, I used the scallop flower dies and for each flip flop I cut four Vintage Cream and four Raspberry Fizz pieces. I got the flower idea from some fabric flowers I saw and had these finished before I saw Dawn McVey's coffee cozies last week. If I'd seen them first, I'd have only done one layer of felt "petals" and used a big ol' button for the center. That would have been much simpler and that's the plan for next time ;-) Same deal with sewing on the buttons and attaching with the tiny rubber bands for these. These flip flops were $3 at Wal*Mart (and I found more at another store priced at $2!) and they are super comfy. Needless to say, I have lots of colors sitting in my Girl Cave, ready to be turned into designer flip flops. Can't wait to get more colors of felt to play with now!
So, thanks for stopping by! I hope I've given you some inspiration to make yourself some snazzy new footwear, or to breathe new life into some old!
True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz felt, vintage buttons (PTI)