How to Make a Mini 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!)  These are child size, so they make a cute little mini book. 

Do you know someone who might like to fill one of these with little summer pictures?  It's a perfect little book for your kids' beach photos.





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Here's how I made it:


Note:  I usually try to include photos of the process for my crafts, but in this case, I wrote the post after the project was completed. This little book is actually quite simple to make, though, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

  • To begin, I folded a piece of the heavy 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 ton the side of each flip-flop, so that it could all be tied shut after the pages went in. (Again, see photo below!)

  • 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!)



16 comments

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

    http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/08/14/back-to-school-essentials/

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

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  11. 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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  12. What a fun and creative idea - love this! This would be a fun project to do with my grandkids.

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    1. Thanks, Marie. It really is fun to do, and I think it would be fun to do with your grandkids!

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  13. Aww this is so adorable and creative. My daughter would love this :) Off to pin.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays #CreativeMondaysLinkUp

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    1. Thanks so much, Claire, and thanks for pinning!

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