Water Balloon Flip Flops – a fun DIY project using inexpensive items found at the dollar store. Make them to go with your favorite summer outfit or to wear to a 4th of July party.
My boys were a little upset that I went digging through their water balloon stash looking for all of the red and blue balloons I could find. I explained what I needed them for and they thought that it was a waste of perfectly good water balloons. I guess that’s what I get for having all boys!
I’ve seen water balloon flip flops all over the web, but I’ve never seen any with a theme, so I thought that I would give it a try with a 4th of July spin. Many of the examples that I’ve seen looked like they were more for a little girl than for a woman. I wanted the balloons to look more like flowers than just a party happening on your feet.
With a little trial and error I figured out a way to make the balloons look more like flowers.
Step 1: Prepare your work station, gather the materials you’ll be using, the flip flops and the water balloons. Separate the balloons by color it will make the project go faster.
Step 2: Start at one end of the strap and work your way around. Every balloon will start out in the same direction before tying it.
Step 3: I only tied it once and then pulled the ends in opposite directions.
Step 4: See how I started the second balloon just like I did the first one?
Step 5: The only difference is that after I tied it I pulled the ends in the opposite direction of the previous balloon. The blow hole goes to the right with the first balloon and to the left with the second balloon. I repeated this pattern for the whole flip flop.
Step 6: It’s important that you put the smooth part of the balloon to the backside of the strap where your foot will touch. If you don’t they will be very uncomfortable to wear.
Step 7: Once I got a few tied on and pushed together, I fiddled with the blow holes so that they were all lined up.
Step 8: This is what the part of the strap that touches your foot should look like.
Step 9: I love how this looks with the blow holes all lined up and overlapping.
When I showed these flip flops to family and friends they all thought that they were flowers, mission accomplished. Now they all want a pair!
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