This weeks column is a super-simple project perfect for the summer. It requires only a pair of cheap flip-flops, some eyelash yarn, scissors and glue.
Since its so simple, heres a little story about whos modeling these shoes in the photo below.
I bought the smallest pair of flip-flops I could find because I had no need for them and I was sure someone with a daughter would love them and would model them for me.
I put the call out on Facebook and got an instant response from one friend, but her schedule was too hectic to arrange anything, so I used a backup (a co-worker offered up his daughter).
When I confirmed with him that she would still do it, he told me how his daughter, Olivia Warden, has a pair of flip-flops she calls Flip and Flop.
So, Im totally stealing the name. Here are the directions for Flip and Flop. And, thanks Olivia for modeling and name.
What you need:
Flip-flops (the cheap rubber or plastic ones you can get just about anywhere)
Eyelash yarn (I used Bernat Boa)
What you do:
Cut a length of yarn (I cut a little over a foot).
Starting in the center of the flip-flop strap, glue down an end of the yarn. Then, simply wrap the yarn to the end and back to the center, cut, and glue that end down. Glue yarn again to the center and wrap to the end and back. Glue down the remaining end and do the other flip-flop.
I toyed with crocheting the yarn around the strap, but I decided that wouldnt have far-reaching appeal. Ive seen many takes on dressing up the flip-flop. Six-inch fabric strips can be used and tied around the strap. You can glue silk flowers to the strap, or scrapbook embellishments or buttons. Or you can leave the strap plain and decorate the shoe.