One Last Summer Project!

Hello Oopsey Daisies!!  

I'm back!!  It's been a slow week on the blog for a couple of reasons.  First of all, I put in about 15 hours in a mad rush to finish my quiet book!!  Since I don't even own a sewing machine, I've been practically living at my Mom's house as I've finished it up.  I was just about ready to move in, toothbrush and all!  But as of late last night, it is complete!  I am bursting at the seams to share the finished product with you.  So stay tuned for that!

Also, I ran out of photo storage on blogger.  I paid for an upgrade, but it took 24 hours to kick in!  And blogging without photos?!  I just couldn't do it!  But thank you for your kind comments throughout the week that have motivated me to come back as soon as possible!

I feel sheepish sharing my last summer craft with you, considering how Halloween has already completely taken over blog-land!!  But I am going to justify this project for a few reasons:
1.  I wear flipflops year-round, even here in Colorado.  So this project is relevant to me year-round!
2.  I will also share how to repurpose this project even after the summer season is over.
So with that justification, let me share my upcycled flipflops with you!

I saw so many cute ideas for flipflops that I wanted to use all of them!!  So after buying a cheap pair of flipflops at Wal-Mart, I started taking my scraps and created little flowers and rosettes.  I absolutely adore the zipper rosettes!!  I also made satin rosettes and red pinwheel flowers.  Love those polk-a-dots!  It has been so fun to interchange embellishments!

I hot-glued a piece of felt to each flower/rosette, and then hot-glued an alligator clip to the felt.  Using clips, I could interchange my embellishments to match my outfit or even my mood!  (Not to mention they can also double as hair accessories!)
I really, really love the combination of red, black, and white together.  So I have worn these little beauties a whole lot this summer....
But I love the simplicity of the white satin layered flowers.  These were super easy to make.  I just layered satin circles, burned the edges, and hot-glued them all together!
And then this dark, chic combination!  Love, love, love the dark zipper rosettes with gold teeth!
So what can you do with these embellishments after stashing away your summer flipflops??
Well, I have a few ideas....

These make super cute hair accessories!  (Don't make fun of me for the pictures I attempted to take of myself!)

Even my new Coach purse looks cutsified with a little embellishment!
And this red pinwheel looks just charming on my finished Quiet Book.... here is your sneak peek!!  The full reveal is coming on Monday! 


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Comments

  1. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    I've missed you and am SO excited to see THE quiet book- woo hoo!!! Love the flip flops and might have to make some since we too wear them year-round here in S.Florida.
    P.S. Lovin' the new Coach bag :)

  2. MaryBerry Boutique says:

    i love that you wear your flip flops year round 2!!!! i thought i was the only crazy one;) i really like the zipper flower im deff going to make those!:) thanks for the idea!

  3. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Ok love this. LOVE IT!! I'm with you – in CA I live in flipflops. My feet actually protest when I have to wear real shoes. This is so perfect. I even just bought some of those little clips at Michaels last week for no reason. haha. Now I have a reason!!!
    Did you see that themotherhuddle.com is having a flipflop contest? You should so link up!

  4. Super cute! A great multi-use project! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Adorable!! And I cannot wait to see your quiet book! I don't get along very well with my sewing machine but have projects nagging at me so I am procrastinating it as much as possible, lol. I look forward to Monday!

  6. Very versatile and pretty! The zipper ones are my favorite.

  7. I like them best in your hair! The quiet book cover looks wonderful.

  8. So cute! Thanks for entering them into the rock the flop contest!

  9. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Super cute! I love that they are so versatile. And I love the sneak peek of the infamous quiet book!

  10. A-DORABLE!! I love the zipper one!! Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  11. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    How adorable! So interesting about the blogger glitch. I have a feeling I will be running out of space at some point, too! Is there any way to tell if you are close?

    By the way, you might want to pop over to Positively Splendid and check out today's feature. 😉

    Have a great weekend, girl!
    Amy

  12. Allison, I just love you. These are the cutest things ever. I wish I could meet you in real life. You seem just so fun and cute and fabulous. Love that you can use these on your sandles AND in your hair. Thank you for linking them up :) Love them.

  13. Cute. Love the zipper rosette flips!

  14. Putting those on hair clips is such a great idea!

  15. These are super cute!

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