Summer Scrapbooking Fun With Sandals or Flip Flops

Summer means hot days, popsicles, pools and sprinklers, shorts and t-shirts and hopefully a brand new pair of flip flops or sandals. What in the world does this have to do with scrapbooking? Let me show you how to create a fun piece to use on your layouts, as a card, as an album cover or as anything else you choose to use it for! Step 1: Grab a pair of flip flops and trace around them or search the web until you find a pattern for a flip flop (I found this one). You can either enlarge it or … Continue reading

Fourth of July Footwear

If your kids like to dress the part to celebrate our nation’s independence, they’ll love making fun and funky footwear for the Fourth of July. Spirited Sneaks and Socks Pick up a pair of white canvas tennies and decorate them with paint pens, craft paint, or stamps. Sew on cute patriotic buttons, or add ribbons, bows, or beads. One cute idea is to glue flat back beads around the sides of the soles and then paint designs on the canvas portions. Use grosgrain ribbon in patriotic colors in place of shoe laces. Sew ribbon or lace in patriotic colors to … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Flip Flops

It’s almost summer, and Mom will flip for cute flip flops you can make yourself. Start with a pair of inexpensive flip flops you can find at any discount store or drug store (I’ve even seen them at craft stores lately), and then use any of the ideas below. You can decorate flip flops many ways for Mom, so pick a way that will best reflect her personality or match a favorite summer outfit. 1. Flower Power: Choose a fake flower that you can cut the stem off of and will lay relatively flat. You also want to make sure … Continue reading