Introduction: Duct Tape Flip Flops

Flip flops are fun and easy to wear, and even more so when made out of duct tape!

All you'll need is duct tape, a pair of flip flops, scissors,a pen, and a template of your flip flop.

To make this just trace your flip flops on some cardboard and cut the shapes out.

For this project, it would look a lot prettier if I had used colored duct tape, but I lost my purple duct tape and I'm too lazy to buy more.
This is my first project, and i hope you like it!

Step 1: Lots of Duct Tape

Cover one template with duct tape. Front and back. Don't skimp on this, unless you want crappy flip flops! It should look like a big rectangle. Then trim the edges so it actually looks like a shoe again. Step on this with the right (correct) foot and mark the spot in between your big toe and the other one next to it with the pen.

Step 2: The Tab Thingy

*****Warning***** This part can be tricky of you don't look at the pictures. Look at them!

Measure the height of your big toe and add 1/4 inch to that height. Then multiply that number by four. Cut a half strip of duct tape that length. Then make a tab with it- see the first picture. Line up the fold on the bottom with the mark you make and tape it to the base! Try it on to see if it's comfortable.

Making the straps is a very inaccurate process.

To make the straps, Make a Strip out of duct tape by folding a long piece of duct tape in half. Then put your foot on the shoe-pad with the tab between your toes and tape the strip and tape it to the tab, curve over your foot, and tape it to the bottom of the pad. Then cut a half strip of duct tape and secure the inside of the strap with the pad. (see picture) Repeat with the other strap. Then place a half strip of duct tape over the 'valley' made by the two straps. (see the picture)

Step 3: Repeat & Decorate!

Repeat with the other flip flop! Easy.

Then you can decorate with anything you want- ribbon, yarn, other duct tape, etc. I didn't want to decorate with anything. But you can, or not, whatever.

Thank you for reading my instructable!

Comments

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NurliyanaA made it!(author)2015-10-05

is it durable? can we use it in wet area as in bathroom?

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NOODLE%21 made it!(author)2011-06-12

most flip-flops have a 1/2-1" pad on the bottom. these ones are paper thin. what can you use that would actually feel like flip-flops?

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and7barton made it!(author)2009-04-09

Can I make trousers using the same method ?

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watermelonhead made it!(author)2009-04-09

yes, you can also make hats, vests and all sorts of crap. search "duct tape"

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pineapplenewton made it!(author)2009-04-30

hats are hard you can really only make hats that sit on your heard like a top hat or a large baseball hat.

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-07-30

No.

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-07-30

and the one behind it is another hat and the one behind that is another hat. The only reason why I only have this one hat is because its for my friend and I wanted to show her the hat.

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pineapplenewton made it!(author)2009-07-31

that hat is one of the few types of hats i said you can make

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-07-31

Oh sorry well I think any hat can be doable

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pineapplenewton made it!(author)2009-07-31

ive tried to make hats like a winter knit hat but because duct ape doesn't stretch it is impossible. like actually. (for certain types of hats)

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-07-31

Oh you could probly do the hat your talking about my weaving the duct tape just It will not be stretchy and will easily fall of.

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pineapplenewton made it!(author)2009-07-31

so it wouldn't really work

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-07-31

Well there could be possible ways to make it by using multiple rubber bands in a certain pattern

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pineapplenewton made it!(author)2009-08-01

mmmm... yah...

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nuget1995 made it!(author)2009-08-19

Use painters tape! It's kinda stretchy! :) Maybe that will work!

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watermelonhead made it!(author)2009-08-19

That blue tape?
Maybe a litlle. It is kinda stretchy,

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-04

thats well good :)

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-08-05
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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-04

if you do post a picture please :)

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hobo8675309 made it!(author)2009-07-01

yes u can. 1 time i made underwer w/ duk tap but the didnt fit

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Eric95 made it!(author)2009-01-04

For extra comfort you can use a mousepad for the bottom!

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-04

nice idea or a piece of foam? :)

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-04

i like your website matt!!! :)

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-07-31

You like duct tape too?

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watermelonhead made it!(author)2009-08-01

Yes- it's awesome

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-08-01

Yeah I have made so much stuff in fact I have a website its small right now but I hope to add more of my future projects to it.

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-08-01
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watermelonhead made it!(author)2009-08-01

yea i went there I LIKES TEH FLAMINGO!

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-08-01

Thank you.

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Matt21497 made it!(author)2009-08-01

Thank you.

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queen+roo made it!(author)2009-04-15

i just did this like yesterday! it turned out nice! not really any support though so if you have trouble with your feet, like cover a Dr. scholls pad and use that for the bottom

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saxophones made it!(author)2008-10-27

This is so cool! I will try this! thanks for the idea

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watermelonhead made it!(author)2008-10-31

thank you!

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Iman446 made it!(author)2009-01-23

thank you!

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Iman446 made it!(author)2009-01-23

thank you!

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Iman446 made it!(author)2009-01-23

Oct 31, 2008. 5:07 PM watermelonhead says: thank you! Oct 31, 2008. 5:07 PM watermelonhead says: thank you! Oct 31, 2008. 5:07 PM watermelonhead says: thank you!

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