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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

 
 

47 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!

         
  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

       
  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 ☺

     
  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.

     
  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.

     
  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.

         
  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.

     
  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!

     

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