Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Don't Throw Out Your Old Flip Flops/Sandals!

Not sure why you bought that pair of sandals? Don’t throw them out. Try updating them with old jeans and items you already have.

I had purchased some sandals a few years back. I am not sure what I was thinking when I bought them. Every time I tried to wear them, I hated the huge flower on the front. They were so comfortable so didn’t want to throw them out but knew I would never wear them with the bulky flower.

I decided to cut off the flowers and make the sandals more my taste. I was looking for something different than the typical “homemade” sandals that have big bows and sequins. I wanted a vintage unique look.

I had cut off my daughter’s pants into shorts and kept the extra denim. I liked the buttons and zippers so figured I could use this for a project which turns out I could.

I cut out all the details I liked from the jeans and glued them on the sandals. I used a great fabric glue called, “Liquid Stitch”. It is really strong and you can get it at any craft store.

I ended up liking the denim sandals so much, I made another pair using items I was getting rid of (shoe straps from shoes the kids had outgrown, worn out belt, an old lanyard, etc.).

I thought they turned out fun, unique, and only cost $4 for the glue. Not to mention, I saw a pair of sandals with a similar vintage feel that was over $45. Just a quick humble brag J