Craft Project Ideas - Pretty Chenille Stem Flip Flops

Pretty Chenille Stem Flip Flops

Skill Level: 1 of 5

What you need:

•   7* Chenille Stems, white

•   70* Translucent Pony Beads, 
     turquois, blue & purple

•   One Pair of Flip Flops

•   Scissors

•   Elmer’s Tacky Glue or Glue Gun (Adult supervision required when using a glue gun)

* These amounts are based on a size 3 child’s flip flop. The larger the shoe, the more chenille stems and beads you will need. Amounts are approximate depending on the size of the shoe.


Flip Flop Strap Instructions:

1. Twist one end of a chenille stem* around the toe end of your flip flop securing the end and tucking in the sharp point.

2. Wrap around twice, up one side of the flip flop. Add two pony beads and wrap once more, add one pony bead and wrap once again.

3. Repeat step 2 until your chenille stem has only 2 cm(0.75 in.) left, tuck that last 2 cm under the last few wraps you completed and adhere with glue.

4. Start another chenille stem by tucking the first 2 cm, with a bit of glue, under the last few wraps and repeat step 2.

5. Continue the above instructions until both sides of the flip flop have been covered.

*Be sure to tuck or bend down all sharp edges on the chenille stems.


Flip Flop Flower Instructions:

1. Add 6 pony beads to a chenille stem; push them down the stem, leaving 2cm at the end.

2. Bend the beaded Chenille Stem into a circle and twist the two ends together creating a petal and securing the beads on.

3. Add another 6 pony beads to the chenille stem and repeat step 2 again.

4. Add the last 6 pony beads to the chenille stem and repeat step 2 one last time.

5. Take the two left over ends and twist them together to complete the flower.

6. There should be enough of the two ends left to attach your flower to the toe of the flip flop by just twisting it on and tucking the sharp edges in.