easy yarn-wrapped flip flops

Annabel and I love the cheap plastic flip flops that are everywhere at this time of year (Old Navy has them on sale right now, two pairs for $5), but they can rub our feet and leave blisters. When I was in college, I used to wrap clear band-aids around the spots that rubbed, but it didn’t look very pretty. I thought wrapping yarn would be a prettier, softer solution, and I was right! Plus, it’s very easy.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Plastic flip flops
Yarn (I used Red Heart Boutique Sashay Yarn with sequins, but t-shirt yarn or fettuccine yarn work, too)
Craft and fabric glue
Super glue
Scissors

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Start by popping out the stopper of the sandal strap.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

From the top of the sandal, push the yarn through the strap hole and pull the end through to the bottom of the sandal.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Put super glue around the stopper end of the strap, then wrap the yarn around it.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Push the strap back into place, then cut off any excess yarn.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Start wrapping the yarn around the strap, adding craft and fabric glue to the outside of the strap to help keep the yarn in place.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Continue wrapping and gluing all the way around the straps.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Pop the other side of the strap out, then pull the end of the yarn through the hole.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Glue the yarn down, just like you did on the other side. Then push the strap back in place. Don’t worry if the stoppers don’t lay flat at first – they will as soon as you start walking around on them.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

I made a “Mommy and me” set, which Annabel was very excited about.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Blech, feet. I can barely tolerate this picture and these are my own feet.

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

I also made Annabel a pretty pink pair.

Any questions, let me know. Have fun!