Craftster member nikimac made over a pair of plain dollar store flip-flops into a cute and classy customized pair of sandals. Her simple technique is easy enough for even kids to master, so none of us have an excuse for wearing hideous plastic flip-flops anymore! These flip-flops also have long ribbons so you can lace up around your ankles, for a cute touch. [found here]
Niki says: “I bought the basic flip-flops, cut off the ugly regular straps, then added icord (I use a knitting spool and rainbow ribbon yarn). I don’t know how to knit the icord by hand, but I used one length about 9″ long for the main part and another about 2″ long for the thong part (I folded it in half over the longer cord). The flip-flops came with plastic stoppers on the reverse side, so I just tied the ends of the icord to those after threading them through the holes. Then I added extra ribbon through the two big holes so that you can tie them up your ankles too.”
Here are instructions make your own spool knitter out of recycleables.
- Flip-flops, $1
- Yarn, $1 or on hand
- Spool knitter, on hand or make from recyclables
Total cost: $2