Today is Flip Flop Day! This unofficial holiday, which is celebrated every 3rd Friday of June, was actually created by the franchise, Tropical Smoothie Café (read the story here). Since flip flops are already a staple of everyone's summer wardrobe, I thought we'd have a fun DIY piñata just for today.
Keep in mind, this size is mainly for décor. They aren't very big, and not strong enough to hold a lot of candy. I would make a bunch and hang them up as garland or set them on the table as colorful place settings/party favors.
I also designed the pattern "Flip Flops & Polish" and am offering it to you as a free printable! As always, it works great on home printers, but you can take the file to a professional printer too. OMG, I can already see it as bunting for a party! Click here to download. Who loves ya, baby?
- Crepe Paper
- Construction Paper
- Craft Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Take a flip flop and trace the shape onto two pieces of cardstock.
2. Cut a 2 inch strip of cardstock the length of the flip shop shape edge. You may need to attach more than one strip together.
3. Tape the strip to the edge of one side of the flip flop.
4. Tape the other side of the flip flop to top of the strip.
5. Grab your crepe paper to fringe one side of each strip.
6. Beginning at the bottom of one side of your flip flop, glue strips of fringe using your school glue. Repeat until you reach the top of the flip flop. Repeat this on the side strip and the back.
7. This is the flip flop completely covered.
8. Cut two 4-inch strips of construction paper.
9. Glue two ends together.
10. Hot glue the attached ends towards the top of the flip flop. Then hot glue the ends to each side.
Now some news in the world of awesome: Old Navy stores will be having $1 Flip Flop Day this Saturday! On June 20th, participating stores will be ready for you to gear up for the summer. Get to shoppin' and best of luck on scoring your flops!
"Flip Flops & Polish" pattern: designed by Cozy Reverie
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