Embellished Flip-Flops


 I know, I know! We’ve been super delayed with the postings. Things are changing on our end and both Karla and I are dealing with big changes in our lives. So we thank you for your patience and understanding while we smooth out our lives! 

As we’ve both mentioned, we both recently got engaged this past year so both of us are in the thick of wedding planning and super excited about it all! Locations have been secured, dates picked, bridesmaids and groomsmen selected and now we’re in the thick of designing all of our goodies. 

I decided on five bridesmaids and wanted to do a little something special for each of them. I personally have been a bridesmaid over 5 times and know how much running around the role requires. If there was one thing I could have wished for at the end of every wedding I had been a bridesmaid at, it would have been flat and comfy sandals! After hours in heels with blisters forming in places you didn’t even know existed on your feet, there’s nothing better than taking them out, letting them breathe, and slipping them into a pair of comfy goodness.

So for my ladies I decided that each of them needed a pair of comfy goodness and I was going to embellish them and make them oh-so-very-pretty! I embellished them with sequins, ribbons, beads and shells and included a hand written note with each of them. I’m happy to report that all of them graciously accepted my invitation and I have a full team of girlfriends ready for action!

Here’s to a happy wedding with happy feet!


Project: Embellished Flip-Flops

Materials Needed:

  • A pair of flip flops
  • Ribbon
  • Shells
  • Assorted beads (glass, pearls, etc)
  • Sequins
  • Hot glue gun


 1. Start with a pair of plain old sandals (I bought the old navy ones because they’re cheap) and scrub off the heel logo until it’s gone. 


2. Hot glue the end of a piece of ribbon to the corner of the strap of the sandal. 


 3. Wrap your ribbon around and around until you get to the other side. 

4. Cut your ribbon where desired and glue the end of the ribbon to the edge of the sandal strap. 


 5. Get crafty! Start gluing all of your embellished goodness to your sandals. 


6. Keep on gluing and designing until the shoe is filled up with sequins, beads, pearls and shells. 

* I only added embellishments to half of the sandal straps (not all the way down to the corner) but it’s up to you whether or not you want to add more or less. 


 My personalized cards for each of my special ladies. 



Hope this gives you some ideas for beautifying your flip flops!




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2 Responses to Embellished Flip-Flops

  1. Katie November 29, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    YEEEEE! I love it!!!! :D

  2. Bellenza Party Suite December 2, 2013 at 5:54 am #

    Love it! This is a great holiday gift idea :)

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