DIY Custom Flip Flops – Craft Flashback

UPDATE!  A few years ago I made these adorable flip flops with my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and I thought it would be a great time of year to repost this.  These DIY Custom Flip Flops are so simple to make and you can make a pair to go with every summer outfit!  ***This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a commission, at no cost to you!***

Tomorrow night is our Girl Scout Troop end of the year party.  I can’t believe another year has passed.  We’ll be celebrating with pizza and Orange Leaf and in true Girl Scout style, an easy craft.  Here’s what the girls will be making:

I’m not gonna lie, I’m probably going to make a pair or two for myself.  These are so simple.  Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients for Flip Flops


Flip Flops

Various Ribbon

I got everything at Michael’s.  The flip flops were on sale for 50% off at 1.49 a pair and I got ten different rolls of ribbon for a dollar a roll.  Tip, don’t buy your ribbon from the ribbon section at Michael’s.  Buy it from the carousel at the front of the store.  The whole bin is $1.00 each roll as opposed to 2.99 and up in the ribbon section.  (PS!!!  Unless you plan to make 13 pairs, you don’t need all of this ribbon! Three different styles is plenty!)

I cut the ribbon to about 5-6 inches.  Each flip flop I made had 6 ribbons, 3 tied on each side of the toe separator thingy.  To attach the ribbon, you just tie it around the plastic part of the flip flop to the left and right of the middle.  I laid my ribbon face up under the plastic and tied  a knot once around and then just double knotted the top (sort of like when you want to make sure your shoes don’t come undone):

flip flop to do flip flop to do 2

I was definitely worried that these would be very uncomfortable, but they aren’t at all.  I’m really pleased with how they turned out. In total a pair is less than $5.00 (if you get the flip flops on sale) and they took less than 15 minutes.  Perfect for slightly inattentive 10 year olds!

How To Make DIY Custom Fli Flops

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