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Picture of How to make Fancy Flipflops
I've been appalled at the price for anything related to weddings, so I bought some cheap flipflops and dressed them up with lace. The cost was $2.50 for flipflops and $1 for 1 yard of lace. Time spent was less than 30 minutes.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Pair of Flipflops in the correct size, thong-style $2.50 at Old Navy
One yard of lace in a pattern you like, $1 from JoAnn fabrics
Scissors
6 Safety pins
Scalpel or Xacto knife
Opposable thumbs
 
Patrik7 years ago
Hmm - three safety pins on your soles might work for a quick ceremony, but you wouldn't want to do any reception with those, I think. I guess you could simply fill up the hole where the old plastic bits were with a dab of hot glue, and then trim it flat, for a more permanent version.
ean5 (author)  Patrik7 years ago
Good idea! I'll try it and post the results. I'd hate to have my flops give out on me at a crucial moment.
kangel1 ean52 years ago
check out the comment about replacing the safety pins with buttons. You might be able to find decorative studs (round ball type) that might work, too.
Why not just leave the plastic straps on and (hot) glue the decorations to them?
ean5 (author)  jackie313377 years ago
Old Navy changed the type of thong material from something that used to be comfortable and now hurts the feets. The lace thong is very comfy!
kangel12 years ago
You could replace the safety pin by sewing on an old button that was bigger than the hole, but smaller than the divot around the hole. A metal button would probably outlast the shoe.
I don't understand what flip flops have to do with weddings. I'm getting married soon and I still have yet to find out what this wedding flip flop business is about. Surely the bride doesn't wear them, so what are they for? My best guess is bumming around when you're getting your hair and makeup done. I hope someone will clear this up for me. They look cute.
"Surely the bride doesn't wear them, so what are they for?" Do you think they could do matching pairs for the groom and best man? I'll bet if they did, as step 7 says, they would definitely be admired and collect comments!
ean5 (author)  LadyLuck13377 years ago
This bride is going to wear flip flops. Most of the time, a bridal gown covers the feet anyway, so might as well wear some comfy shoes. However, my dress is tea length so my flops will be part of my look. Very casual for my in-the-park wedding. They'd also be good to wear while preparing hair and makeup.
cookula7 years ago
Would love to see the wedding pics! I will be trying this with my old thongs as I wear them everywhere, including my own wedding (at the reception)They would be be good too for my sister who has one enlarged foot caused from cancer surgery to her leg...might try a pair for her too.
Hey those are some pretty Eritrean combat boots !
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
Wedding flipflops? An interesting idea. Neatly done!