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Homemade Designer Flip-flops

Written by Paulo Martirez on Saturday, January 05, 2008

Go personalized with your flip-flops. Here is one I found every girls especially teens can get interested on making.

Materials Needed:
• Cloth ribbon, fringe, or similar trim
• Scissors
• Flip-flops with foam soles and foam or fabric straps
• Low-temperature glue gun

1. Choose a trim and cut a length to fit around the outer wall of each sole with a 1/2-inch overlap. Cut separate pieces of trim for the left and right sides of the foot strap, as well (again, the pieces should overlap 1/2 inch where the ends meet in the center).

2. To attach the trim to the sole, evenly apply a line of hot glue to a 2-inch section of the foam, using the low-temperature glue gun tip to quickly spread it to a width that's slightly narrower than the ribbon. Firmly press the end of the trim onto the glued portion so that it sticks well, then smooth it toward the unglued section. Continue applying glue and attaching the trim in 2-inch increments until you've fully circled the sole.

3. Use the same method to attach the 2 pieces of strap trim. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before your child takes her newly decorated footwear for a walk.

The design possibilities are endless depending on what you want. Make your flip-flops unique!

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  1. 1 comments: Responses to “ Homemade Designer Flip-flops ”

  2. By CresceNet on January 6, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

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