At Least my Ark will be Well Decorated…

Like many moms, and many of you, I have a ton of “rainy day” ideas for craft projects. And since my new Pinterest addiction is in full swing, those ideas have multiplied like Tribbles. Like a Boyscout, I’m always prepared to entertain unoccupied hands. But since we are on Rainy Day # 49,584,985 since summer officially started last week — um, well — I’ve been crafting/painting/entertaining faster than I can blog about it. But hey, if you all don’t mind upping the reading for the next few days, I don’t mind upping the writing.

I saw this idea while I was going into debt shopping recently at Michael’s. It wasn’t a posted craft, or a class to sign up for, but BAM, there it was: flip-flops on a wreath. What a freakin’ great idea! Everyone can decorate cheap-ass flip-flops, and then we’ll just hot glue them to something. Boo-ya.

Ok, it wasn’t exactly THAT easy — but it was fun in the end.

Most of the hold up on this was waiting for me to find things cheaper things to go on sale. But I did get a little smart in the end. I found an 18″ wreath at the Dollar Store. Flip-flops were on sale at JoAnn’s (got them for less than $1 each pair after plotting and coupon hunting). In the end, it took 6 pairs of flip-flops (cheapest I found them before was nearly $4 each).

Matilda’s creations.

I scoured the house for extra buttons and other shiny-type findings, and we attempted to put them on the flops. Note to anyone attempting this: buy the “flip-flop glue”. I have no idea what is in it, but Elmers and ModgePodge didn’t work — Dear Hubby and I supervised with glue guns to affix things, and some of them are still falling off.

Lane’s additions.

It’s a good thing Daddy is handy with a glue gun.

Mommy’s creations

When glueing the flip-flops to the wreath — I had to sacrifice a pool noodle and slice it into little wedges to add some extra surface to hold the glue. Matilda cried, but no one was really ┬áthe worse for wear.

Pool noodle wedges.

In the end, it was a great rainy weekend craft — taking almost 2 days from start to finish. Everyone is happy, and Mommy has something pretty greeting her at the door every morning…..and oh yes — I am SO showcasing this bitch on Pinterest….

4 thoughts on “At Least my Ark will be Well Decorated…

  1. Another fun flip flop decoration – now I know this sounds wacky, but bear with me – is tying different colored balloons [deflated, that is to say, just in case there are some raised eyebrows out there] close together along the straps leaving the ends loose to give a really whimsical look to them. Best part is ~ no glue is necessary! Oh yeah, baby!

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