Mini-Book/Photo Book from Flip-Flops

Today, I want to show you a little book I made for a friend's daughter.  Yes, these are real flip-flops. (Think dollar store!)  Child size, so they make a cute little book. Do you know someone who might like to fill one of these with little summer pictures?

Here's how I made it:

  • To begin, I folded a piece of the scrapbook paper in half. I then  traced the flip-flop onto the paper, and cut it out, being careful to leave part of it connected at the fold.  I did this twice, and then taped them together to make 4 foot shaped pages. (See the picture below.)  Before I glued the first and last pages to the book, I adhered a strip of ribbon to each flip-flop, so that it could all be tied shut after the pages went in.

  • There are other methods to make the pages. Next time, I think I'll punch holes in the side of the flip-flops, and then tie them all together with ribbon. It would open like a typical book, rather than an accordion type.

  • The really fun part of this project, for me, was decorating the "cover."  I knotted coordinating ribbons around the straps, added a fabric flower (that I personalized), and a rhinestone for some bling.

Rachel was delighted with her little book, and that made me happy.

(Side note:  The knotted ribbons around the straps are a fun way to decorate your child's plain flip-flops for the summer, even if you don't want to make a  little book!)

Have fun!

Linking to:

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  1. I think this is so creative and sweet - I'm definitely inspired by it!

    1. Thanks Tamara--It has me wondering what other random things I can make a little book from!

  2. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things :) Please join us again this week!

  3. Pam, We would love to see your great articles on Please join and share with our Christian Social Network.

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by Slice of Pie ... Now I've found you, too! Love this idea ... have to put it on my list to copy! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. What a fun idea - I can totally see little girls loving this craft. Thank you for sharing it at the #HomeMattersParty

  6. Those are adorable! My MIL would love one with pix of her grandson. Pinning it! :) #HomeMattersParty

  7. This is the cutest thing ever! So creative! Thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty

  8. This is so sweet and cute looking. #HomeMattersParty

  9. VEry neat idea. It looks great especially for a girl's bedroom.

  10. What a cute idea. Can;t wait to make some of these. Love having you as a cohost on #homemattersparty

  11. Cute idea! I bet my little girls would love this to put the pictures of our beach vacation in! Thanks for sharing!! #HomeMattersParty

  12. This is adorable! What a perfect way to use dollar store flip flops. I am definitely pinning it!

  13. Aww, these are so sweet. Love this idea and so creative :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays. Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    1. Thanks again Pam for sharing at Creative Mondays, you will be one of my featured blogs tomorrow :)

  14. Beautiful paper and idea. What a fun way to collect memories. I will be featuring this at Merry Monday in my Get Crafty post. See you at the party.


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