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 (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.

Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign hanging on an old window Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #flipflopsign #freedom #recycle #upcycle #dollartree #craft

Upcycle Dollar Tree Flip Flops to create a Freedom Sign

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

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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 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.

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! I love how the bright white flowers pop against the red and blue patterned flip flops.

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. If you are going to hang this outside in the weather, make sure the letters are waterproof.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Welcome Sign by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycled #recycled #dollartree #summer #crafts #flipflop

Y’all know that I love to draw and doodle, so today I am sharing a FREE Patriotic Floral Printable to Color. Wildflowers and a mini American Flag planted in a mason jar emblazoned with the word FREEDOM is the perfect FREE printable to color, and display all Summer long.

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Show your patriotic spirit with a Dollar Tree Craft Stick Uncle Sam Gnome. Using jumbo sticks, wooden star shapes, and a mop from Dollar Tree, create this quick and easy Uncle Sam Gnome with the kiddos in just 30 minutes. 

This quick and easy DIY Recycled Wine Cork American Flag goes together in about 30 minutes. Put those recycled wine corks to good use in your home décor, creating a patriotic-inspired American Flag.

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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.

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

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31 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign

  • 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!

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

  • 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.


    • Thank you, Nina! <3

    • Thank you for the feature, Nina! <3

  • 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.

    • THANKS, Donna!

    • Thanks, Beverly!

  • 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.

    • Thank you very much, Linda!

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

    • Thank you, Elizabeth!

  • I hadn’t come across your creations before; I really enjoyed them. Gotta love Dollar Tree projects on a retiree’s budget!

    • Absolutely, Kathy! Creating on a budget is my JAM!

  • I love the vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing your original inspiration as well. I’m going to try making the welcome sign so hopefully it turns out as nice as yours.

    • Thank you, Erika! And I would LOVE to see the result!

    • It is super fun and EASY, Paula! ENJOY!

  • I absolutely LOVE this!!! Everything you make is so cute and clever. Thanks for sharing at #SSPS

    • Thanks a BUNCH, Maria!!

  • How festive Beth, you have me flip flopping ready for summer! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

    • This one is quick and easy too, Cara!!

  • Thanks for sharing with us I’m featuring you this week when the next To Grandma’s house we go Wednesday link party starts!

    • Thank you Tarah!

  • Hi Beth! This is so cute! It reminds me of my brothers wedding in which he had a Hawaiian theme and the guests were asked to wear flip flops for their shoes. I had a giant flower on my flip flops. This is a super creative idea and would make any event festive. Thank you for sharing on the Home Imagined Link Party.

    • That sounds like and AWESOME event, Anna! What a fun way to celebrate their wedding!

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