Summer is all about fun and color.
What better way to do that than with these fun Tassel Beaded Flip Flops. A little bit of embellishment makes these Summer basics a hot new accessory.
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Supplies to make your Tassel Beaded Flip Flops:
- 1 Pair of flip flops
- 10 Large beads
- 8 Small beads
- 3 Skeins embroidery floss
- 2 Yards of ribbon
- Needle & thread
- Hot glue
- Beading needle
Starting at the base of your flip flops, apply a small amount of hot glue to attach your ribbon. Wrap your ribbon around the straps of your flip flops until they are completely covered.
Take a piece of your ribbon, about 4-5 inches long and wrap it back and forth across the center â€œVâ€ of your flip flop straps, securing it with hot glue on both ends.
Making your tassels.
â€¢ Take your embroidery thread and cut 2 short pieces about 3 – 4 inches long each, set them aside.
â€¢ Take the end of your embroidery floss and holding it between your thumb and fore finger, wrap it around your thumb about 8 – 10 times.
â€¢ Carefully slide it off your thumb and slide one of the short pieces you cut through the embroidery floss you just wrapped. Pull it tight and tie.
â€¢ Cut one end of your wrapped embroidery floss, squeeze them together and wrap the top about 1/4 inch down from the top with the 2nd short piece of emb floss and tie tightly. Trim your ends.
â€¢ Using your beading needle thread your top threads through your beading needle and then through one of your large beads.
â€¢ You will make 10 tassels with the large beads and 8 tassels without beads.
â€¢ I also made 2 (out of the 10 tassels) a little bit larger, wrapping them around both my thumb and fore finger. These are the tassels I used as the center tassels.
Sew your tassels to your flip flops.
â€¢ For all the tassels with beads I tied a knot at the top of the bead and this is where I sewed then to the flip flops. I also then put a small amount of hot glue just under the large bead to help hold it in place.
â€¢ For the tassels without large beads I sewed them to the flip flops by sewing through the top of the tassel.
â€¢ I alternated tassels with beads with tassels without beads.
â€¢ I then sewed my smaller beads along the top, evenly spaced between the tassels.
I love Summer and the warmer weather and what better way to enjoy the Summer sun than with fun accessories in bright colors with beads and tassels. Yes, I did say tassels! If youre not quite in the mood for tassels check out another flip flop DIY I did with just beads and ribbons here. WIth either pair you can’t go wrong this Summer both are on trend and just what the weather ordered.
Wow these sandals look amazing, I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the post!!!
This is such a great DIY! I’m going to try it out on my plain flip flops tonight!
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these are so cute… i am thinking of using them as a party favor or maybe even an activity at a kids pool party…thanks so much!!
so very pretty. i love all those tassles!
I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! Thanks for linking my tutorial and sharing!
oh my! this is beautiful.. thanks for sharing..
It’s Fantastic!!! I’ll do it for my flip flops :D IT IS FABULOUS!!
Hi,,,i think your work is awesome.
Thank you so much Madeline!