Summer is almost officially here! I’ve got a super easy project to decorate flip flops with buttons to keep you looking fashionable on the hot days ahead.
- Buttons Galore “Fiesta” Button Bonanza
- flip flops
- heavy duty thread
- jewelry pliers
- pins (optional)
It’s surprisingly easy to decorate flip flops with buttons! Before you get started, make sure you have a thick strong thread. To begin, select buttons from the pack you want to use and line them up on the flip flop strap using pins. This step is optional, but it will provide you with a preview of way the shoe will look and give you the opportunity to work out the placement of the buttons prior to sewing them into place.
Thread the needle and start attaching the buttons starting at the center of the strap. The first stitch goes into the strap from the top. If you are using a very thick thread or clear plastic thread this will ensure the knot is not rubbing against your foot. After all, you want your shoes to be comfortable!
Be sure to tie all of your knots tightly. Don’t worry about the knot showing, as it will be hidden once you start adding your buttons. Depending on the thickness of your flip flops’ strap and the bulkiness of the thread, you may find it easier to push and pull the needle using pliers. I didn’t have any issues doing it by hand, but I would suggest you have a pair handy just in case you run into any issues.
Continue adding buttons until you get to within an inch or two of the end of the strap. After you have secured the last button, push the thread through so you can again tie the knot on the top of the strap.
Beginning at the center again, add the next set of buttons to the other half of the strap.
Now you just repeat the process for the other shoe and your flip flops are ready to wear! This time of year it’s easy to find inexpensive flip flops just about everywhere in every color you could need. It’s such an easy affordable project to decorate flip flops with buttons and you can make several a pairs in festive colors to coordinate with every outfit for your summer events. I had so much fun with this project I’ve already got two pairs ready for a stroll on the boardwalk!
Don’t waste any time…the beach is waiting! Grab a Button Bonanza bag and a pair of flip flops to start creating your summer wardrobe today!