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Revamp your old sandals in minutes!
Like a lot of gals I know, I am a shoe hoarder. However, while most of my friends go crazy for a lovely pair of heels, I am more of a sneaker and sandal collector. I practically live in sandals most of the year. Most days I sport my favorite brand of flippies (aka Sanuk yoga’s or yoga spree’s), but some days I like to wear something a little cuter and will throw on something a little more fancy. I have a pair of bronze metallic sandals where the straps were starting to crack, as well as a pair of plain t-straps that I’ve only worn once. I thought they both needed an update. They were a little too plain for my taste, so I decided to add some sweet floral embellishments. Turns out it was so easy and fun!

Posted by Ashlee P. from Apex, North Carolina, United States • Published See Ashlee P.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of look you want for your sandals. I knew I wanted to do three flowers that were about 2″ each for my t-strap sandals and one larger flower with a few smaller flowers for my thong sandals. For the t straps, I bought a 1/2 yard strip of chiffon flowers that were 2.5″ wide. They come on a netting and you can cut them apart from each other. For the thongs, I bought a half yard of 1.5″ chiffon flowers and two 2.5″ fabric flowers. My shoe size is a 10. You may need less if your shoe size is smaller.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once you have all your supplies gathered, cut your flowers apart on your netting strips. Decide how many flowers fit best on your shoes. Grab your felt and cut circles of felt a little smaller than the width of each of your flowers for your thong style sandals. For the t-straps, cut a strip that is a little smaller than the width of your flowers by a little longer than the length of your t strap piece.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open your fabritac. For the thongs, run a little glue onto the top of your left strap on the left shoe and right strap on the right shoe, and then a little glue onto the other strap. Next, press your large flower onto the left strap on the left shoe so it sits right before the middle of the thong part that sits between your toes.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 4
    Step 4

    Press a couple of the smaller flowers next to the large flower on the left strap of the left sandal and right strap of the right sandal. Then press another smaller flower onto the other strap next to the larger flower so it sits right before the split.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the t-strap run a bead of glue down the t-strap piece. Now, trim up your middle flower and then press your three flowers onto the t-strap piece starting with the one over the end where your toes go.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you need to glue the felt pieces onto the back sides of your flowers. Run glue onto the felt circles for your thong sandals.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 7
    Step 7

    Press each circle onto the back side of each of the flowers it corresponds with. You will be sandwiching the strap in between the felt circle and the flower. Be sure to press them together very well. Repeat with all the other flowers on your thongs.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 8
    Step 8

    For the t-straps, run glue onto the felt strips.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 9
    Step 9

    Press the glue side of the strips onto the back side of the flowers sandwiching the strap in between.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make sure to press the strip firmly in place paying careful attention to the area where the toes sit.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Easy Diy Floral Summer Sandals - Step 11
    Step 11

    Set your sandals aside to dry. Once the glue is fully cured they are ready to wear!

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