DIY Fourth of July Flip Flops

First off, I want to start by telling you I am in LOVE with this project. I have a million and one reasons running through my head as to why one might want to paint flip flops. Literally anyone can do this and I am so excited about the flip flops I will be rocking this Fourth of July.

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

We ran to Walmart on Ross’s lunch yesterday. You can see more about our shopping trip here. I picked up some Elmer’s Single Painters Pens and flip flops along with groceries and lunch. Talk about a one stop shop. This is my second project using Elmer’s Painters Pens (check out project uno here). I digress…

I then integrated some fabric and a star stencil I already had and the trusty hot glue gun.

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

My supplies.

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

This is SOO easy. I just used the star stencils to make stars wherever I wanted. No rhyme or reason. I made my stars in red and then outlined them in blue. Then I made little rosettes using the same technique as before. Check out that tutorial here. I hot glued those bad boys on and we were in business.

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

 

Remember when I told you I had a million ideas floating through my head. Back in high school our cross country team puffy painted shirts and tie-dyed sports bras. How cute would flip flops have been? What a fun activity for a team! A great way to show school spirit. Summer camp. Sleep over. Bridesmaids. Bride. Party activity. Family summer trip. I mean really, is there ever a bad time to make flip flops? I think not.

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

Elmer's Painters Pens Flip Flops

Any other ideas cooking? As soon as Eleanor is old enough we will for sure have a flip flop decorating party. She is a May birthday. Just the right time to be thinking about busting out the flip flops.

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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.
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  • Carolyn West

    Awesome! Love the stars and the rosette.

  • http://www.asthebunnyhops.com Amy

    The kiddo picture is hilarious! What a cute makeover!

  • Rachel

    Oh man… these are adorable!!! I need to get me some!!!

  • Kathy Murphy

    Too cute! They look like they were professionally done – great job. p.s. My 7 year old son loves wearing my flip flops.

  • Heather Valentine

    These are so cute!

  • Summer @ Summer Scraps

    These are so cute!

  • http://twitter.com/Steph2Pigs Steph@The SillyPearl

    So. Cute! I love that the Painter pens also work on flip flop material.

  • http://twitter.com/whbsblog Ann Marie

    Those are SO cute!! They look like you bought them! I need some of these Painters pens in my life…

  • Erin Spain

    Very cute! I love the Painters pens too, and this is such a great way to use them!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  • Erin Spain

    Very cute! I love the Painters pens too, and this is such a great way to use them!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  • Aimee Lane

    SUPER CUTE! Crossing my fingers you’ll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven!

    XO, Aimee

  • Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper

    Great job! I love the picture of him wearing them. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

  • Dana@Simply You and Me

    I puffy heart them! Great job!!

    And I do remember going overboard with puffy paint in high school, too.
    Followed you over from Tip Junkie. :)

  • Susan P

    Good Job…:)

  • Shelby Barone

    These are such adorable flip flops!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you.

  • Caitlyn

    Hey,

    Great Post! How did the paint hold up over the rest of the summer or even just the day??

    Thanks!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      The paint did rub off so it definitely looks more worn. I wish I had sealed them with a decoupage. I really like Martha Stewarts decoupage. I always wondered if that would have helped them hold their color more! The flowers are still perfect thought!

      • Caitlyn

        Thanks for the info Megan!