{DIY Tutorial} Fabric Rosette Flip Flops

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Just about the only perk of living in a miserably hot oven of a city, is that you can wear flip flops almost year round. When other parts of the country get to experience Fall (what does that look like again?), summer clothing and flip flops go on the clearance rack here in the city that never cools. I’m finally embracing Arizona’s weather, especially when that means I get to shop. I recently found a pair of boring brown flip flops in the clearance pile and thought I would do a little embellishing. This is what I came up with.


Flip Flops



Glue Gun


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Step 1: Cut fabric into a 1.5 x 18 inch (that is 1/2 yard) strip. The longer your strip, the bigger your flower will be. I used my rotary cutter but scissors will work just fine. You can tear the fabric for a shabby chic look.

Flower Flip Flop 2

Step 2: Cut a large circle of felt (at least 4 inches wide, bigger than you want your flower to be). These will be used as the base for your rosettes. Not pictured.

Step 3: Fold the strip lengthwise and fold again. (Note to self: Must get a manicure)

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Step 4: Tightly roll the folded strip of fabric to form a small bud. Add hot glue to one end and attach to the felt circle base.

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Step 5: Start twisting the fabric strip in an outward motion around the bud. Add hot glue to the base and attach the twisted fabric to it. Keep going until you run out of fabric or until you’ve reached your desired flower size. Tuck the end in and glue it to the base.

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Step 6: Cut away the remaining felt so the base is the same size as the rosette.

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Step 7: Trace the rosette onto felt and cut out an additional felt circle. The felt circle will be the same size as the rosette and will be used as a backing.

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Step 8: Add a glob of hot glue to the base of the rosette.

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Step 9: Take the felt backing that was just cut and place it behind the straps of the flip flop. Attach the rosette with hot glue to the backing, sandwiching the straps.

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Step 10: Repeat instructions for the second shoe.

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Step 11: Enjoy your pretty new flip flops year round, if you live in Arizona. If not, you still have a few more weeks of flip flop wearing weather left to enjoy.

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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