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Braided Ribbon Flip-Flop Makeover

10 June 2012 179,689 views 9 Comments

by heather

ribbon braided flip flops

I am the type of girl who buys one or more pairs of flip-flops at the beginning of summer, and live in them for 3 months. This year, the dollar store even has a great selection of flippie floppies. This braided ribbon flip-flop makeover by Andrea's Bow Cottage uses a simple ribbon braiding technique to give a custom look to a plain pair of flip-flops. You can use any ribbon you like, including ribbon you find at the dollar store. I just found some adorable printed ribbon there last week - it has cherries on it! [how to make braided ribbon flip flops]

I like the look of the plain braid on the strap, but you can also go even further and put a ribbon bow on them too. Or how about a silk flower

ribbon braided flip flops

Project Estimate:

  • Flip flops, $1
  • Ribbon, $1 each
  • Craft glue, on hand
  • Hot glue, on hand
  • Barrettes, clothespins, or some kind of clamps, on hand or $1
  • Needle and thread, on hand
  • Button, on hand

Total: $2 and up

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9 Comments »

  • Andrea said:

    Thanks for featuring my project!!

  • Meg said:

    It would be nice if you would have shown people how to make them. They’re so cute and I wanted to give it a shot, but I’m not sure how to attatch the ribbon the shoe or braid them.

  • rhonda said:

    Meg, we do provide a link to the directions. It’s at the end of the first paragraph in brackets [like this]. There is even a video showing how it is done, which should hopefully answer all of your questions!

  • Samantha said:

    These are very cute…..I could figure the braid making out, but they are so very very cute. Awesome job.

  • Betty said:

    I tried making the braid with a ribbon that had one shiny side and the other side was plain. Just didn’t look right. Should have chosen a ribbon that was the same on both sides. You might want to suggest this.

  • sharon Jolly said:

    Absolutely love these! Making 2 pair for my granddaughters!

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  • Linda said:

    Is there a video of this.

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