5.30.2011

Guest Post: Fab DIY Flip Flops from A Couple of Craft Addicts

Summer is coming! That means BBQ's, lazy days, and flip flops!
I have a super guest post today about DIYing up your flip flops!
I met Heather in April at Creative Estates and LOVE her. We met the first day and pretty much hung out all weekend...it was so fun! And I know you will love her too! 
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I'm Heather visiting from A Couple of Craft Addicts.
I'm so excited to be at 504Main today!  I had the pleasure of meeting Holly while attending the Creative Estates conference this year and I immediately thought she was wonderful.  A couple of months later and I just can't get enough of her!

Let me introduce myself.  I'm a mommy to the sassiest little girl and love her to pieces.  I'm a wife to an extremely supportive and fantastic husband I met on a blind date we both dreaded.  I'm a cat mom to Hercules, my husband's cat.  I'm a cat mom to Delilah, our monster cat.  I'm a BFF to Sophie, our dog that thinks she is human.  I'm also a sleep deprived coffee lover, play group co-manager, blogger, and DIYer!

A Couple of Craft Addicts began early this year as a creative outlet for two self proclaimed craft addicts, myself and my dear friend Jessica.  We do a little of everything - recipes, sewing, painting, organizing, shopping, and whatever else catches our attention each day.
Yesterday we started our Flip Flop Fun series. 
Holly was so nice to let me come over and share one of our flip flop tutorials this week.  Although I only have one daughter, I have a couple of nephews.  It's so much fun to embellish everything with glitter and rhinestones but I thought it was equally important to share some boy ideas this week too.  I had so much fun making a pair of graffiti doodle flip flops! 
I started with a pair of my daughter's very worn Old Navy flip flops.
I had a difficult time selecting words to print on the shoes.  Anything would be cute - a name, nickname, saying, etc.!  I finally decided on "left" and "right" because we are mildly working on spelling at home with my daughter (yeah, I know I said these shoes were for boys but this pair happens to belong to my little tom boy).  I drew my words in a graffiti like text with a marker.  I never claimed to have graffiti skills!
I outlined the words with a pencil and then rubbed them directly onto the shoe. 
My set of Sharpies worked perfectly on this project!
I used a black marker to outline the words.
Next I colored in the words and outlined them in teal.  I also added orange stars.   
I used a blue marker to doodle all over the shoes. 
I doodled around the bottom of the shoes to complete the project.  I love them! 
Who knew used flip flops and a sharpie could be so much fun?
Come visit us during our Flip Flop Fun series for more ideas and tutorials!

Thanks again to Holly for letting us share our tutorial!
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Thanks Heather!

Be sure to head over to A Couple of Craft Addicts
to check out the flip flop fun! 
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3 comments :

  1. These are so adorable! I never would have thought to decorate flip flops with sharpie! I can't wait to try this on a few pairs that my boys have lying around! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  2. I am in love with these Heather!! The sharpie is genius! They turned out ready cute!
    Holly I hope your feeling better!

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  3. Hello, im getting married soon, and i just bought a lot of flip flops in a solid color to give away at the wedding, but after seeing this idea, i wan to do something similar. But i was wondering if the sharpie comes off with water, sweat or with the simple use. Please Help¡¡¡ Thank you, and by the wat I love this website¡¡¡¡

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