DIY - Flip Flop Wreath

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hopefully the warmer weather will be heading my way pretty soon.   My Flip Flop wreaths seems to get a lot of "pins" on Pinterest so I decided to update the wreath.  I had some extra flip flops left over from last year and decided to make a couple of wreaths yesterday.

Daisy Flip Flops

Rainbow Wreath

Aqua Blue and Green

Patriotic Wreath

Wild Colors

Then of course I needed to make another colorful flip flop wreath...

See the full tutorial for Dollar Store Flip Flop Wreath

Step 1:
I purchase these round wreath rings from Michaels or Hobby Lobby, all craft stores should have them. 

I painted the wood rings white - you can use any color you choose.  I usually spray paint them.  I have used regular craft paint to paint them also, both work well.

Step 2:
I used 8 pairs of flip flops in both of the wreaths above.  The tricky part is lining the heels of the flip flops up so the hole in the center is symmetrical.  I like the flip flops all in the same direction - I've seen some wreaths who alternate the flip flops head to toe, but to me if they all face the same direction it looks like a big daisy.

Step 3:
When you have all the flip flops in position - lift each one up separately and hot glue them to the wood.  I arrange 8 on the bottom and when they are glued on, you fill in the spaces by gluing a second layer of 8 on top of the first.  Still keep the flip flops symmetrical ,but fill in the spaces in between the first layer.  

Step 4:  Embellish your wreath with flowers, ribbons, etc.  If you want this wreath to be hung outside in the elements - you may not want to add any embellishment as they will be exposed to the hot sun and summer thunderstorms.  
If you would like to see more of my projects come like my Facebook page: Tj's Creative Crafts

If you would prefer to order a customized flip flop wreath, you may purchase one from my ETSY Store.  

Hope you enjoy making your wreath!