Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spa Flip Flop Makeover!

Last Summer, Jordan shared this post at The Foley Fam. We liked it so much, we wanted to share it again! 

Over the weekend, my sister Jasmine and I painted our nails. She does this all the time, but it's been years since I've bothered. (Sad but true.) When I was brainstorming ideas for my post, I wanted to do something to go along with my new pedicture. And then it hit me--spa flip flops!

They're quick and easy: just crochet a fluffy eyelash yarn onto the strap of your flip flops. But as I attempted to do that, I discovered it's a little easier said than done, especially if you're not much of a crocheter (I'm not). Once I figured it out, though, I made a quick video to show you! Instead of using eyelash yarn, I used an easier-to-see bit of scrap yarn to demonstrate the technique. (Pattons Simply Wool Stripes, if you're interested.) Don't adjust your sound--due to technical difficulties, this is a silent film.



After you make the slip knot, it's basically just a chain, except that you wrap the working yarn over, and then under, the flip flop strap between the stitches. Once you're done, be sure to turn the stitches to sit on top of the strap. For a fuller or poofier effect, you can bunch the stitches together (that will take more yarn and more stitches, of course).

3 comments :

Tracy said...

Teehee, a silent film you are to cute....at least its in colour.
These are so cute, I will have to show my girls....well 2 out of the 3 ;)

Just Jaime said...

Updating shoes is a life saver in my opinion! Great idea, Jordan!

Heather Landry said...

They turned out really fabulously! I love the blue toes too. LOL

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