There are easy and inexpensive ways to dress up your favorite flip flops with sparkle. These ideas will help you.
Dressing up your favorite flip flops with sparkle is a fun and innovative way to make an old pair of flip flops seem new again. Take your old flip flops and watch them take on a whole new look by using one of the following ideas.
A favorite way to dress up flip flops with sparkle is to sew sequins on them. It takes a little time but the finished product is well worth it. For this fun craft project you will need sequins, needle and thread. Sequins come in many colors and sizes. The size and color that you choose depends totally on your preference. The amount of sequins sewn is also a matter of personal taste. You will need a sharp needle that fits easily through the holes of the sequins. Also choose a strong thread. A nylon thread works well. You can purchase sequins, sewing needles, and thread at most fabric stores. Let your imagination run wild as you decide how to sew on the sequins. A permanent marker dot at each spot on the flip flop straps where you want to sew a sequin is a great way to make sure you place the sequins in a pattern. A circle of one color with a different color in the center is a fun way to sew the sequins on to look like a flower. This looks great on the middle top of the flip flop. Although it is best to make each flip flop of a pair look identical, they can be decorated any way you would like. Sew the sequins on in the same way that you would sew on a button. Sewing sequins work best with flip flops that have soft and thin straps. Make sure that your knots are secure on the back side of the straps of the flip flops.
One way you can dress up with sparkle your favorite flip flops that have thick or tough plastic straps is by using sparkling ribbon. The ribbon needs to be no wider than one half inch for best results. Start at one side of the top straps, apply a drop of craft glue and glue the end of the ribbon to the flip flop. Allow to dry. You may need to hold end of ribbon to the flip flop for a minute while drying. Then wrap the ribbon around the entire strap over and over until you get to the other side. Cut the ribbon and with another drop of craft glue, secure the ribbon to the other side of the flip flop. You may once again need to hold the ribbon in place while drying for a minute. Repeat with the other flip flop.
Another very quick way to dress up you favorite flip flops with sparkle is to spray them with glitter glue spray or decorate with a squeeze tube of glitter glue paint. These can be purchased inexpensively at craft stores. You can also spray the flip flops with spray glue, sprinkle the flip flops with glitter, let dry, and shake off excess glitter. Any of the glitter glue ideas will loose some of their glitter and would be best for outdoor use.
Rhinestones can also be used to dress up your favorite flip flops with sparkle. Many sizes and colors can be purchased at craft stores. Glue the rhinestones on to the flip flops in any pattern you choose. The important thing to remember when using rhinestones on flip flops is to read the usage instructions on the various craft glues and make sure you use glue that adheres to the rhinestone backs and also to the plastic or fabric of the flip flops.
Enjoy using these ideas to dress up your favorite flip flops and watch them sparkle.