Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign

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I ventured out to the Dollar Tree recently and discovered some super cute new patriotic flip flops. Based on the popularity of my Flip Flop Welcome Sign I decided to create this quick and easy Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign in under 30 minutes! I purchased five pairs of stars and stripes flip flops, one bunch of daisies, and 2 butterflies for just $7.00 – SCORE! The letters, ribbon, yardstick, and glue were from my craft stash.

Red, white and blue flip flops with stars and stripes attached together to create a sign Creatively Beth

Upcycle Dollar Tree Stars and Stripes Flip Flops to create a Freedom Sign

This week I am co-hosting Creative Crafts – Recycled Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts. Featuring eight recycled craft projects each day this week from some of the most talented Designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll to the bottom to see all the creativity AND stop back each day this week to what we recycle!

This post, Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign, contains affiliate links. Using links to these sites means I will earn a percentage of the purchase at no extra cost to you.

Here’s what you need to create a Sign from Flip Flops:

Here’s how to create an Upcycled Flip Flop Sign:


To start the Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign, arrange seven flip flops on your work surface, two blue on the left with white stars, and five red on the right with white stripes. The pairs I found had one blue flip flop with white stars and one red flip flop with white stripes. Measure and cut the yardstick to fit the width of the seven flip flops. I used my Fiskars Pruning Shears. Then glue each flip flop to the yardstick with a hot glue gun and glue sticks. I found out (the hard way) that low temp glue does not have a strong enough bond.

Layout seven flip flops, two blue with white stars and five red with white stripes on work surface. Measure and cut a yardstick to fit and glue to the back of the flips flops Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #flipflopsign #freedom #recycle #upcycle #dollartree #craft


Snip daisy flower heads from the bunch with pruning shears and attach one to the top of each thong and a blue butterfly to the sixth flip flop, using hot glue. My bunch had six flowers, so that’s why I bought the butterflies!

Cut apart a bunch of dollar tree daisies and glue one to each of the thongs on the top of each flip flop Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #flipflopsign #freedom #recycle #upcycle #dollartree #craft


Spell out the word FREEDOM with three-inch tall letter stickers. Peel off the backing and apply red letters to the blue flip flops and blue letters to the red flip flops.  Mine are self-adhesive embroidered letters I had in my stash, so the application is quick and easy, but you can use any letter stickers.

Add the letter stickers FREEDOM one to the bottom of each dollar tree flip flop Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #flipflopsign #freedom #recycle #upcycle #dollartree #craft


To finish the Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign, turn the sign over and tie a white lace or ribbon hanger to the second and sixth flip flop (tied to the thong button), securing with a knot.

Measure and cut a length of white ribbon and tie to the button on the back of the flip flop to create a hanger Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #flipflopsign #freedom #recycle #upcycle #dollartree #craft

Hang your Upcycled Flip Flop Welcome Sign and enjoy it all summer long. And if you’re like me and live in Florida, you can leave it up year-round!

Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign decorated with white flowers and a blue butterfly Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #flipflopsign #freedom #recycle #upcycle #dollartree #craft

Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION! Below are seven more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends who are participating in the Creative Crafts – RECYCLED Crafts Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness AND stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!

First up is our host Meg with a gorgeous Cardboard Box Craft She always has the best ideas!

Laura is also our host this week and she has created a fabulous scrap fabric and Denim Girl Scout Sit-upon for Summer!

Kathy with Crafty Chica created Magnets from Bottle Caps. So Colorful and FUN!

Ann with Ann Butler Designs created super cute Denim Pocket Purses recycled from jeans!

A.V. upcycles all the things over at AV Does What? and she used Bubble Wrap to Print a Tote Bag. Awesome!

Vanessa with the Tried & True blog recycled a glass bottle to create a Self Watering Planter. Brilliant!

If you have enjoyed ALL of these wonderful recycled crafts, check out my original Flip Flop Welcome Sign project that inspired my Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign project today!

Today is day two! So, stop back by each day this week for more inspiration. And check out the Day One Projects! And for the round-up of 31 of the BEST Recycled Crafts and Upcycled Inspiration click the link and save the pin!

A collage of the 31 of the best recycled and upcycled crafts Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycledcrafts #upcycledcrafts #roundup

Thanks for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign

  • June 28, 2020 at 3:17 am

    This is super cute! Love that you can use the idea for different seasons, not just for patriotic holidays! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About! So glad you found us, and we hope to see you each week!

    • June 28, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks, Julie! YES! It is a super easy tutorial!

  • June 30, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    What a fun freedom sign! So clever!

    I’m going to feature it at our Party in Your PJs link party on Grandma Ideas that start tonight at 7:00 p.m. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome craft.


    • June 30, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you, Nina! <3

    • July 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you for the feature, Nina! <3

  • June 30, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Hi Beth! So glad you decided to stop by #HomeMattersParty this week and share your post. I just love projects from the Dollar Tree because they are inexpensive, and usually so quick to do. Love the flip flop sign. I attempted one last year and loved it but did have some problems getting it to stick together. I should have followed your guide and will on my next one. Thanks again for visiting.

    • July 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      THANKS, Donna!

    • July 2, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks, Beverly!

  • July 4, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Hello Beth, this is so cute. Gotta love the dollar tree. I am happy to feature your Freedom sign at Love Your Creativity. happy 4th.

    • July 6, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you very much, Linda!

  • July 5, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    What a fun patriotic flip flop sign! Creative idea! 😉

    • July 6, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you, Elizabeth!


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