Cheap Makeover: Curly Ribbon Flip Flops

I really hadn’t planned on crafting anything last night, but while I was at Michael’s yesterday I spotted some plain flip flops for $2 a pair. My kiddo just happened to break her white sandals on Saturday, but it’s getting towards the end of summer and I don’t want to spend a lot on a new pair of shoes. So, there goes my brain… I could probably add a little pizzazz to these bland flip flops for my darling daughter. I scooped up a pair of black and white for a grand total of $4!

As I was walking towards the register I spotted some curly hair bows near the ribbon section for $4 per pair. Cute, huh?

The curly ribbons were glued to little hair clips, but I could easily get these to work for what I have in mind!

When I got home, I tugged the hair clips off the back of the barrettes. Then I used my own handy dandy glue gun and attached the curly ribbon to the flip flop straps.

Voila! I’m a genius! The next Picasso! or Vera Wang! OK…No, not really. This was the simplest project to date and writing this post took longer than the actual project.

OK, now for the white pair… I decided to strut my stuff and add a little extra something. I had some ruffle ribbon around the house so I cut two 3″ pieces and glued them to the straps.

Once the glue was dry, I added the curly ribbon to the crossing of the ruffled straps.

Yep, like I said before, it’s that easy!

My costs were $4 for both pairs of sandals and $8 for the curly ribbons. Total cost of $12 for BOTH pairs of flip flops! I think they’re super cute so I’m happy :) Don’t you love easy projects that just come to fruition? I certainly do!


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Local Find: Unique Monogrammed Gifts at The Black Sheep

I’m always searching for some cool new stores in the St. Louis area with fresh and funky products that I can share with everyone. While grazing through Facebook the other week I came across The Black Sheep, a custom monogramming shop with unique gifts for any occasion.

What sets The Black Sheep apart from the other stores? All of their product pricing INCLUDES the monogram. Plus, not only can you purchase one of their many in-store products, you can also bring in your own personal items to have monogrammed.

Some of their popular items include: backpacks, cosmetic bags, coozies, duffle bags, headbands, lunch bags, market totes, messenger bags, purses, tote bags, and t-shirts.

Need a perfect baby shower gift? How about a personalized onesie, diaper cover or embroidered burp cloths?

The Black Sheep has many monogram fonts available and also many appliques. Also, they’ve recently included vinyl monograms for use on many new items including wine glasses, platters, piggy banks, picture frames and more.

The Black Sheep also features custom window treatments, pillows and baby bedding.

If you’re in the St. Louis area, you can find The Black Sheep in Cottleville  at 5359 Highway N. They also have a great website where you can view their products and order online:

Also, The Black Sheep would LOVE to have more Facebook Fans! You can get information on cool in-store events and special promotions if you click the LIKE button!