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.
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!
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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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Thanks for stopping by!