Looking for a fun way to celebrate summer? Make this colorful flip flop wreath! This wreath has summer-bright colors, comfy flip flops and takes just 15 minutes and $6 to make. So what are you waiting for? Get your summer on!
I love the look of wreaths on my front door and they are so easy to change out for different holidays and seasons. As much as I love wreaths, I don’t like spending a lot for them. So, when I can find really inexpensive items and turn them into a great wreath, I am thrilled!!!
I recently made a fun patriotic wreath using flip flops and decided to do the same for my summer wreath. I got all of the supplies at the dollar store, so it was very inexpensive to make.
Here is the patriotic wreath I made (and it only cost $6, too!).
So, back to the summer colorful flip flop wreath.
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- 4 pairs of flip flops
- A decorative bow or flower for the center
- Curling ribbon for decoration
- Ribbon for hanging
- A square of cardboard
- hot glue gun and glue sticks (NOTE: In the pictures I used a low temperature glue gun – it didn’t work, so I re-glued the flip flops using my hot glue gun instead.)
Like my earlier wreath, I purchased the flip flops and decorations at the dollar store, but the links above are for Amazon.
Lay out 4 flip flops so that 2 face each other horizontally and the other 2 vertically. Cut your scrap piece of cardboard slightly bigger, so there is enough room to glue all 4 of the flip flops to it.
Design your wreath.
Arrange the flip flops in the pattern you like. (Since mine were all different colors, I tried out several patterns until I decided on the final one.)
Here’s what I decided.
Hot glue the bottom 4 flip flops to the piece of cardboard, one on each side. NOTE: In the pictures I used a low temperature glue gun – it didn’t work, so I re-glued the flip flops using my hot glue gun instead.
Then glue the rest of the flip flops diagonally on top of the bottom 4, so that each top flip flop is glued on top of the 2 flip flops below it. That may sound confusing, but it really isn’t. You just want to make sure they are all securely attached to each other.
Here is what they look like all glued on.
Once the flip flops are glued on, attach your centerpiece.
Mine was a poofy ribbon bow. I really liked it because the color was perfect and also because it stood up kind of high, making it easier to be glued in place. A cute pair of plastic sunglasses or a paper umbrella would look cute, too! Just use your imagination and pick something that screams “summer!”
The curling ribbon decoration was actually meant to be attached to a gift bag or box and the colors were PERFECT! So, that worked out great. I simply threaded it over the strap on the bottom sandal and fluffed it up. Super easy!
Hang the wreath up
I had some cute left-over polka dot ribbon from a previous wreath project, so I used that to hang up my wreath. Use whatever color ribbon works for your project.
And that’s it! This entire project took me 15 minutes to make. It was fast and easy and, of course, being only $6, a thrifty piece, too. It’s waterproof, so it should stand up to the hot summer sun and rains, too.
Summery, colorful flip flop wreath
So, grab some colorful flip flops, ribbon, and decorations and make your own summery and colorful flip flop wreath!
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