I have seen lots of cute flip flops with bows and embellishments on them that sell for as much as $35. Seriously? Um, I don't think so. So, with a quick explanation how-to from my friend Teresa, I decided to make my own for E. The best part is that you can change out the bow for different outfits.
This is some of the fabric I got last week that I ordered from SewMamaSew. I found this ribbon yesterday at HL and obviously the shoes are from Old Navy.
I know some of y'all are really good bow makers. I am NOT! In fact, I'm pretty terrible at it. I'm all thumbs. So, just pretend that my bows turned out good. There are many tutorials online for how-to or you can buy bows on etsy. If you're on the hunt for cute bows, my friend Xazmin makes some really cute stuff. Anyway, here is my bow with my alligator clip attached on the back.
The next step is to add the ribbon to the flip flops to attach the bow to. This is where I just winged it. It turned out alright, but I wish I had done a little research before I started this step. I used 1" ribbon to attach to the flip flops and I used hot glue. It turned out alright, but next time I'll follow this tutorial using smaller ribbon and E6000. Maybe then I wouldn't have burned my finger.
So, you wanna see?
I think they're pretty cute, even if I'm not a good bow maker. I really love that they only cost around $4.50. Flip flops were $2.50 and the ribbon is 50% off at HL this week so it was $2 and I didn't use much of the roll. There is still plenty left for a hair bow. $4.50 is much better than $35! I'll show you the matching outfit next week.
Have a great Thursday!
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