Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Flip Flop Wreath

Hello again! Wow...I think I have a hit a record  for the number of postings in one week. I don't know how the weather is where you live but it has been so hot and humid here. I love warm weather, but I am not a fan of 90 degree weather with a 100 degree heat index. Also, my hair which is thick and curly is just one hot mess. All I can do with it is pull it back and hair spray it down. I don't even try to style it because the minute I walk out the door it looks crazy.  Hee hee! I guess there could be worse problems to have. Anyway, enough about my crazy hair. I do have a little craft to share with all of you today. 


Yep, it's another wreath. I know another DIY/craft blogger who has made a wreath. I promise it is different then all of the others...O.K. maybe not. ;)  Enjoy!


Step 1: You will need about 1 yard of ribbon, a  12" styrofoam wreath or any wreath and flip flops. I used size 12 children's flip flops. I found mine at the Dollar Tree. The flip flops were flying off the shelves at my Dollar Tree so if you want some you better go soon. 

Step 2: Take your trusty hot glue gun and glue one end of the ribbon to the wreath

Step 3: Start wrapping your ribbon around the wreath. You will need to overlap the ribbon so the styrofoam isn't peaking out.

Step 4: Hot glue the end of the ribbon to your wreath. If you are short on ribbon cut a piece that will cover up the styrofoam. You can use this as the back side of the wreath.


Your wreath will look like this when you are done wrapping the ribbon.


I didn't mind the color of the flip flops, but I wanted a different color. So, I spray painted them with Rustoleum Key Lime Green gloss spray paint.


Once the spray paint dried I then glued the flip flops together and then attached them to the wreath. I also hot glued some bows to the top of the flip flops. I thought about just leaving the wreath like this but I felt like it needed more.


I glue a white ribbon bow on top of the wreath and had some wooden letters that I painted and glued on the flip flops. I  had bought the letters at Wal-Mart a few years ago and never knew what to do with them until now. 



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to make this summer flip flop wreath. Stay cool out there my friends! 

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15 comments:

  1. This is too cute! Perfect for summer!

    My hair is the same way, it expands three times it's normal size in this humidity. Stay cool!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. That is adorable! I love it :)

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  3. How fun! Popping in from the Pinterest Blitz at Debbie Doos. Pinning! :)

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  4. Cute and beachy! Pinned:) I posted anchors aweigh to the Blitz Party!

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  5. This wreath turned out so cute! It's perfect for a summer home. I can't blame you for staying out of the heat and humidity & doing some blogging. I'd do the same thing! I'm stopping by from Tatertots & Jello (#39 Orange Creamsicle Cookies) Have a great weekend!

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  6. Super cute wreath! I love the lime green flip flops with the chevron fabric. Gorgeous! I'm pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  7. I love this! I am a sucker for wreaths and I love a creative one. I would love for you to be a guest judge on my Craft competition blog in the month of August. Come on by and take a look around. If you would like to be a judge emaail me at dee@thecsiproject.com
    www.thecsiproject.com
    The challenges for August are:
    August 4th- Amazing Pillow Challenge
    August 11th- Thrift Store Turn Arounds
    August 18th- Back to School Challenge
    I would love to have you! I have been following your blog for a while and I always enjoy stopping by.

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  8. Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d} last week! I featured your fab wreath! http://yesterdayontuesday.com/2013/07/project-inspired-25/
    Thanks, Malia

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  9. Love this so much! It caught my eye at Yesterday on Tuesday. I made a similar one last night and am posting it this week and linking back here. What a great idea! Thanks so much. ( I also have large hair in the humidity....lol)

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