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Flip Flop Wreath

22 May

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Nothing says Welcome Summer like flip-flops!

Gather:

  • 7-8 Colorful pairs of Flip Flips – check the dollar store, use varied sizes too!
  • Silk flowers
  • Hot Glue
  • Plain Wreath
  • Decorative flat beads/stones

Practice with your layout before you glue anything on. Once you have everything where you want it THEN start gluing. Hang on your front door!

pic via pinterest

 
 

84 responses to “Flip Flop Wreath

  1. pat smith

    June 2, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I found this flip flop wreath to be very easy to make; however, the glue came detached because of the heat outside so my husband put an ice pick through each flip flop and then wired the flops onto the wreath. There is no way this wreath is going to become detached anymore.

     
    • Sharon Nolte

      July 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Where do you get ice picks. I thought about wiring the flip flops to the wreath also to hold them on better then gluing them. what do you think?

       
      • Krisgo

        July 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

        If you want to buy an ice pick – any kitchen store or even grocery store should have them. But you could use a small screwdriver – or a large sewing needle – I would definitely use wire – it would be mush more secure than glue in my opinion. Good luck!

         
        • Barb G

          March 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

          You could use E2000 glue. Get it at any craft store. It stinks, but it’s sturdy as all get out!

           
      • Patti Reveille

        March 25, 2015 at 12:04 am

        you could use an awl and ice picks are with kitchen items

         
      • marcella scott

        March 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

        did you use childrens flip flops or adults??

         
    • sally rosilio

      March 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

      If you use a ice pick doesnt it show the wire???

       
    • Joy

      March 23, 2015 at 6:12 am

      Maybe Gorilla glue?

       
      • Michelle Skwirz

        March 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

        Thank you for the ice pick idea! I will do the same. I did try gorilla glue. However, gorilla glue takes too long to dry on the flip flops. Ok, off to craft!

         
    • marcella scott

      April 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Where can you find the stones and flowers for the flip flops? I have looked at dollar tree , Wal-Mart and craft stores. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks

       
      • Michelle Skwirz

        April 14, 2015 at 9:21 am

        I purchased my jewels and flowers at Michaels. I brought my husband with me so we could use two coupons! Lol –

         
        • marcella scott

          April 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

          Thanks Michelle I will check at Michaels for the items. My wreath is working out so what kind did you purchase? Thanks again.

           
    • Loraine

      May 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      where in the flip flop did he put an ice pick thru

       
  2. Jan

    June 22, 2013 at 6:07 am

    goop, the marine glue, I think would work. It’s waterproof and adheres quickly

     
  3. Jan

    July 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    What kind of wreath? Grape vine, straw, foam??? Please help. My little girl wants to make one for the fair in a couple weeks

     
    • Krisgo

      July 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      I would think whatever you have available. This crafter used a grapevine wreath. Good luck!

       
    • Barb G

      March 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Looks like straw in the picture, Jan, if you look real closely.

       
    • Becky

      March 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      it is showing with a straw but I’m sure a any type would work

       
      • marcella scott

        April 9, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        will the straw wreath work?

        or what kind would do better?
        thanks

         
    • marcella scott

      April 9, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      I have the a 14 inch straw wreath.. Not no luck with glue holding yet. Any suggestions ??

       
  4. Sharon Nolte

    July 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I started with my grape vine wreath and glued the flowers on and the flip flops together, but I don’t think I will be able to wire the flip flops to the wreath because they are positioned in such a way that you can’t wire the flip flops on the wreath. So I guess I will just have to glue my flip flops onto the wreath and call it good. Any suggestions for keeping the grape vine wreath from shedding pieces of vines. Any other suggestions for making sure the flip flops stay on the wreath besides using the glue gun. I will use the glue gun but thought there is something else I could use also with the glue for keeping the sandals on. Thank you ☺

     
    • Sandy

      April 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      I had an issue with the glass stones popping off because it’s cold here so I re-attached them with clear silicone, like you use for caulking windows etc. If I had an issue with the flip flops falling off I’d hot glue them back on then use caulking on the backside of the wreath to secure. Let it dry for a few days and I think that would take care of it.

       
  5. Jessica

    March 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I have a foam wreath and am trying to glue them on but they will not stick :/ what could I use??? Help please

     
    • Krisgo

      March 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Use some wire to attach.. poke through the flip flop with an awl first if necessary. Hope that helps!

       
    • Becky

      May 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Try E6000 adhesive or a glue made specifically for styrofoam.

       
    • Sally

      March 30, 2015 at 12:29 am

      How about Floral Picks? Or T pins?

       
  6. Louise Long

    May 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

    What size wreath did you use

     
    • Krisgo

      May 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

      I would think a 12-14 inch diameter wreath would be perfect.

       
  7. Donna

    July 4, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Flipflop wreath

     
  8. Michelle skwirz

    March 22, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Hi, do you have another suggestion on a glue? I used hot glue and the flip flops fell off . I used lots if glue too.

     
    • Sandy

      April 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Try clear silicone like you’d use to caulk a window. I used that to keep the stones from popping off in the cold. Hot glue the flip flops then flip the wreath over and go to town with the silicone. Let it dry for a few days and you should be good to go.

       
  9. Amanda

    March 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    If you use a foam or straw wreath, get wreath pins in the floral section, poke thru the flops and then cover the heads with flowers or arrange jewels/stones over them and glue down with e6000

     
  10. lillianw

    March 22, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I like then very nice

     
  11. lillianw

    March 22, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    What happen to grey brown beige white

     
  12. Kelly

    March 23, 2015 at 12:49 am

    I have not made mine yet but as a suggestion, use a wire wreath frame and run ribbon through it. Then run a wire up and around the small buttons on the sole side of the flip flop. If you push down on them they pop out of the soles, then wrap your wire around them and twist it closed, then attatch it to the wreath frame. This will secure the flip flops without worrying about them coming off or having the wire showing. You could use whatever wreath frame you choose.

     
    • Tammy

      April 10, 2015 at 7:50 am

      Do you have a picture of your finished wreath?

       
      • marcella scott

        April 10, 2015 at 8:27 am

        not yet working on it today.

         
  13. Jerrie

    March 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I am using a large needle and fishing line to attach the flip flops. Fishing line will not show or rust if it get wet and is also very strong. Just need a thimble to help push the needle through the rubber.

     
    • Kathy Prestridge Norris

      March 26, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      That is a great idea, I was just wondering why someone hadn’t thought of it.

       
      • marcella scott

        March 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

        Thanks Kathy I thought of fishing line also. I will post a picture when I get mine made. No luck in finding the flip flops yet. Thanks again.

         
        • Michele

          April 3, 2015 at 8:36 pm

          I got flip flops at Walmart for .98 cents

           
          • Michelle Skwirz

            April 3, 2015 at 8:42 pm

            Look at the Dollar store

             
  14. frances odom

    March 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Used a wire wreath turned with flat side out. Position your flip flops and then glue to wreath. NO glue will withstand the direct southern heat. I then used fishing line and large needle to sew them on. Worth the extra time and effort. Flip flops will not come off.

     
    • Sandy

      April 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Clear silicone will work as glue and hold in extereme temps.

       
  15. Linda

    March 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    What side flip flops do you buy? Adult or children’s? What sizes did everyone use?

     
  16. Robin

    March 23, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I have made a couple of these, and glue of any kind will not hold in the heat of summer. I wired mine to the wreaths and then covered the wire with the flowers and other decorations. So much fun to make and have hanging in your home for the summer. I also find that the small flip flops look nicer than the adult ones.

     
  17. Emily Spivey

    March 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    You could cover the wreath with a layer of coordinating fabric so everything will stick. That’s what I’m gonna try.

     
    • Michelle Skwirz

      March 25, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Hello, I did put fabric on the wreath. The problem is, if you put the wreath anywhere there is sun, the hot glue melts and the flip flops fall off. I have heard that there is a glue sold at Hobby Lobby that is made for flip flops. I will try this next.

       
  18. marcella scott

    March 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    do you buy children or adult flip flops

     
    • Michelle Skwirz

      March 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      I used children size

       
  19. marcella scott

    March 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I am a flip flop lady

     
  20. Karen

    March 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Gorilla glue

     
  21. Tollie

    March 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I would use a styrofoam wreath. I think the glue woud adhere to it better, especially if you get a flat one instead of a rounded one.

     
    • marcella scott

      March 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks..Plan on making one soon

       
  22. marcella scott

    March 26, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Has anyone found a Dollar Store that have the flip flops in stock yet? In Tenn the manager said it was to early.

     
    • PATSY

      March 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      we have flip flops at Dollar Tree in Franklin NC

       
  23. karenmo45

    March 28, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I really love this idea. I notice that all of the flip flops have Old Navy printed on them, but am hoping I can find these same, cheerful colors at a dollar store. I do know from experience that hot glue does not work well on a foam wreath, much less in the summer heat, so I’m liking the ideas listed above about using wire/fishing line/etc. So, I’m excited to work on this and get it up on my door, right after Easter!

     
  24. Donna Boggs

    March 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    we stapled the 1st layer of flip flops to a wire wreath; for the 2nd layer used nails and glue; used different children’s sizes; the nails have a pretty head on them so I am going to leave them in when the glue dries as decorations; next on to the decorating part when the glue dries; purchased glitter and silk flowers! can’t wait for it to be done! gorgeous!

     
    • dee

      May 11, 2015 at 10:52 am

      How do you staple to a wire wreath?????

       
  25. Susan Farmer

    April 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Dollar Tree just set their flip flops out. They are plain but Dollar tree also had some flowers, butterflies and other things to put on the wreath.

     
    • marcella scott

      April 9, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Thanks so much. Will check today to see if I can find them here in tenn.

       
      • Michelle

        April 9, 2015 at 8:51 am

        You are welcome, I will make mine today and let you know how the wire works

        Sent from my iPhone

        >

         
    • marcella scott

      April 10, 2015 at 8:58 am

      what kind of wreath?? I have a straw doesn’t work really well..thanks

       
  26. marcella scott

    April 9, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Post some pictures ladies when you get the wreath made. Thanks

     
  27. Sandra

    April 11, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I made one!!!!! I love it!!! Got the flip flops from the dollar store and the rest from a craft shop!! Thanks for such a fab idea!!

     
    • marcella scott

      April 13, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      Sandra,
      I made mine but not with 14 flip flops only 7. Send me the information on how you fixed yours and the type of wreath you used.
      Thanks

       
      • Sandy

        April 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        I used a grapevine wreath, 9 pairs of var size flip flops ( 2 pairs of kids) and I hot glued them on. Once they were set I turned the wreath over and used about 6 long glue sticks reinforcing the bond. If I found they were coming off, I’d do the same thing I did when the glass stones started popping off in the cold here, I used clear silicone to put them back on. The kind you’d use to seal windows or the tub. It comes in a small tube so tou don,t have to try to use one of those metal things for the big construction size tubes.

         
  28. marcella scott

    April 14, 2015 at 9:41 am

    What is the best kind of wreath to use? I have a straw that doesn’t work very good. Would styfoam or grape vine do better? Thanks to all the replys.

     
  29. marcella scott

    April 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    please email me asap..question???

     
  30. Sonya Gammon

    April 19, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Other sites say to use cardboard cutout unless you plan on wiring your flip flops on the wreaths, since glue doesn’t keep them held to styrofoam or grapevine wreaths.

     
  31. Pat

    April 24, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I bought my flip flops today and was looking for children’s medium. Could not find yellow, so used women’s small for those. I went to Hobby Lobby, Michael’s looking for flowers but was thrilled to find children’s sizes at Michael’s. I also went to Dollar Tree for a pair with design on them. I got my flowers at Dollar Tree finally due to price and selection. Dollar Tree had the clear, blue, and green plastic stones/beads. After reading all the above comments, I’m concerned about getting the flip flops to stick. I did buy the flip flop glue at Hobby Lobby though. I will probably end up using the fishing line.

     
    • Karen

      May 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      We found clip on flowers at Michaels. Perfect!!

       
  32. Edna

    May 4, 2015 at 8:21 am

    What size wreath do I use.

     
  33. Karen

    May 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    My 11 yo grandson made one for his Mom, We used a wire form and pipe cleaners then hot glued the flip flop soles so they would stay in place. It is adorable!!!!

     
  34. Jaqi Williams Vickers

    May 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I found an MDF wreath, I think I got it at Michaels. It is flat and the E6000 glue stuck the flip-flops to each other and to it perfectly. I used my husband’s clamps to hold them on until the glue was dry.

     
  35. ann

    July 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Frustrated! I have used got glue, wire wreath and it just falls apart. Any suggestions?

     
    • Marcella scott

      July 2, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Use stick pins. I had a terrible time with mine good lucks

       
    • lssmith5120Linda

      July 2, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      I used wire wreath and attached flip flops to it with fishing line. I tied it tightly around the the bottom of them every other one around toe circle next one around the bottom two (the part that holds flip flop together). Then I hot glued the flip flops together you have to hold until hot glue dries. Mine turned out great!

       
  36. Lois Papalia

    July 15, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I tried to glue to styrofoam….didn’t work….used one inch long white framing nails pushed thru heels of flip-flops into ‘foam….then used heavy-duty clear vinyl tape running back and forth in the middle across heels. Covered the middle and heels of flip-flops with fake flowers…worked well!!

     

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