August 28, 2013

Flip flops with loopy bows

I made this for my friend’s two-year old daughter! It was very easy and a lot of fun to make them. It’s a good project for those lazy afternoons – it took me around 2 hours!


What you need:

  • Grosgrain ribbons (in as many colors as you want) – I used two colors
  • Fray check (or some other way to seal the ends of the ribbons)
  • piece of felt
  • needle and thread
  • industrial strength glue

I followed the tutorial here. The only changes I did was to use 2.25” pieces of ribbon because I figured I wanted the completed bow to be around 2” in diameter.

Since I was using only two colors (as opposed to the four colors in the tutorial), I cut 20 strips of 2.25” from each ribbon. So I used 45” of each ribbon.

I tried to glue the bow to the flip flop using hot glue but when I tested it after a few days it came off. So then I used E6000 and it seems to be working so far.