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 (scroll down to see this beauty) I decided to create this quick and easy Dollar Tree 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 under $9.00 – SCORE! The letters, ribbon, yardstick, and glue were from my craft stash.
Upcycle Dollar Tree Flip Flops to create a Freedom Sign
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Here’s what you need to create a Sign from Flip Flops:
- Flip Flops – Five Pairs, Dollar Tree
- Silk Daisies – One Bunch, Dollar Tree
- Butterflies – One, Blue, Dollar Tree
- Ribbon or Lace – White (24″ length), Dollar Tree
- Letter Stickers – 3″ tall, FREEDOM
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Yardstick – (available at all home improvement stores)
- Pruning Shears
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here's how to create an Upcycled Flip Flop Sign:
To start the Dollar Tree 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 use 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.
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! I love how the bright white flowers pop against the red and blue patterned flip flops.
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. If you are going to hang this outside in the weather, make sure the letters are waterproof.
To finish the Dollar Tree 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. Make the hanger as long or as short as you would like for your front door or gate. I love using traditional materials in unexpected ways. Inexpensive flip flops from Dollar Tree aren't very comfortable to wear but are cute as can be to create fun summer home decor.
Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Sign
Enjoy your Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign all summer long. Hang it on your front door or gate to welcome guests. I love leaving my patriotic decor up year-round to show my love of those stars and stripes forever.
Here is my original inspiration! Create this quick and easy Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Welcome Sign in under 30 minutes with supplies from my favorite store! I purchased 4 pairs of colorful flip flops, one bunch of daisies, and 2 butterflies. I love taking traditional items and upcycling them into something totally different and unique.
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Too busy to make this Freedom Sign from Flip Flops right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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