Learn How to Upcycle Flip Flops with Embroidery Floss Spools by Anchor. Summer is here and a new pair of trendy flip flops don’t have to cost a fortune. Pick up a pair of solid-colored flip flops then wrap the plastic thong strap with bright colors of Anchor Embroidery Floss to create a custom accessory. Adding some embroidery floss to a simple pair of foam sandals elevates them to a one-of-a-kind shoe that is all ME!
Embroidery Floss Wrapped Flip Flops
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Here’s what you need to make Colorful Sandles for Summer:
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools – 0054 China Rose Dark; 0098 Violet Medium; 0185 Sea Green Light; 0254 Parrot Green Light; 0289 Canary Yellow Medium Light; 0324 Apricot Medium; 0433 Ice Blue
- Flip Flops, Black – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here’s how to Upcycle Dollar Tree Thongs:
To start how to upcycle flip flops with embroidery floss, gather all supplies. Remove the tags from the sandals and select the colors of embroidery floss that you prefer. I love the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss. Perfect for crafting with the kiddos!
Select the first color of embroidery floss, and attach it to the base of the plastic thong with a dab of glue from a glue gun. Hot glue will work best for this project because the adhesion is instant. Wrap the floss around the plastic thong in tight rows. Trim the end with scissors and secure the end with additional hot glue. Repeat on the second flip flop.
Continue with the next color of embroidery floss. Secure the end, wrap the floss around the thong, cut, and then glue the end. Make the colored blocks as large or small as you like to create a fun and colorful pattern. Repeat on the second flip flop.
Wrap additional colors of Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools around the thong. Work in overlapping rows when you get to the plastic piece that goes between your toes. Then cross over to the other side and continue wrapping. Secure the ends with hot glue and repeat on the second flip flop.
To finish how to upcycle flip flops, continue wrapping the embroidery floss colors around the thong. The ridges on the surface of the plastic will keep the rows of wrapped embroidery floss in place. Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools are perfect for this project because the floss stays on the spool and unravels as you need it, and the spool is easy to pass through the thong as you wrap. The floss won’t become tangled.
How to Upcycle Flip Flops with Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools
Anchor® Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor® color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
Are you ready for no more tangled skeins and floss that stays neat and tidy? I love when new products come onto the craft scene that changes the way I create. I was super excited to receive a few of the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. The floss rolls smoothly off the spool and doesn’t tangle or knot when pulling out a length to work with. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss.
Summertime is great for being outdoors and spending time at the pool. Laura from Me and My INKlings is sharing a super cute DIY Hand-Stitched Embroidered Sun Hat which is a perfect way to protect the skin on your face from that direct sunlight.
Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama spent just a little bit of time and used some Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools, and made this plain bag into something special. This Embroidered Beach Tote Bag is a great project for anyone of any skill level and is a lot of fun to customize. Once completed, you can take this tote to the pool or the beach to hold all of your personal belongings.
Create a Floral Embroidered T-Shirt with my Free Pattern download. I love finding unique pieces of clothing that reflect my personality and style. But when I can’t find what I want, I create it! Creating a quick and easy DIY Dream Catcher with the kiddos is the perfect Summer craft with supplies you probably already have on hand. Make an easy Embroidered Button Flower Bag that can be created with just four stitches.
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