7 Fabulous Ways to Upcycle Cheap Flip Flops

Whether you’re bound for Barry Island or off to Barbados, these 7 fabulous flip flop hacks will turn cheap footwear into haute couture for your feet! These summery lovelies are so simple to make, they’re almost better than a round of free bingo! Well, almost.

1. Espadrilles from A Little Tipsy

Look at these gorgeous espadrilles made by A Little Tipsy. This clever, crafty mummy blogger has totally transformed an old pair of flip flops using some glue and an old t-shirt. Here’s her excellent tutorial.

2. Thick Twist Flip Flop

This handy step-by-step picture tutorial will turn your tacky plastic flip flops from 5 years ago into stylish twisted summer shoes. Love!

3. Plaited Sandals

These plaited flip flops look so much better than the usual plastic-thonged versions – and they’re really easy to make too, with an old pair of flip flops and some soft, stretchy fabric. Make it Love it will show you how it’s done.

4. TIY Sandals

Transform your old flip flops using an old t-shirt and next-to-no effort, courtesy of Gap & Threadless’ TIY campaign. Here’s how to make your own!

5. Beaded Beauties

Love a little glitz and glamour? This amazing DIY flip flop upcycle project from Trinkets in Bloom will give your pinkies instant sparkle.

6. “Knot so Hard” Flip Flops

Here’s a super simple flip flop upcycle which looks surprisingly good. The better your original flip flops and the prettier your fabric, the better these will look! Here’s how.

7. Tasselled Toes

If you love a bit of embellishment, this is the perfect flip flop up-cycle for you, the instructions appear to be in German but we reckon you’re crafty and clever enough to work it out for yourself!

Do you have any great flip flop up cycling ideas of your own to share? What fun holiday crafts are you giving a go this summer? Share your ideas and flip flop destinations with our readers below!

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