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Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

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Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops


How about ringing in the Red, White and Blue with beaded flip flops!

These are simple and freehand, so you can make a straight line, or any design you choose – you can’t go wrong.

Make some up today for the big celebrations.

Patriotic Beaded Flip Flops


A Pair of flip flops with the plastic straps

Fishing line


Beads – tip:  make sure the needle(s) will fit through the bead as you choose the beads.Flip Flops

We used regular sewing needles because they were thin enough and strong.  You will want to double the fishing line with a length as long as you can manage.  Better less than more and tangles.Flip Flops 1To begin, tie a large knot at the end of the fishing line and bring to the outside from the inside first.Flip Flops 2Go back to the inside and and stitch a few times about 1/4″ or so apart to give it support to the knot.Flip Flops 3

Begin by stringing the first bead on the outside strap and pulling the line throughFlip Flops 4Push the needle through the strap allowing just enough room for the bead and pull throughFlip Flops 5Repeat this step with the red bead, making any design or pattern you desire.  Flip Flops 6

It can be a straight row, or zig-zag or wavy.  Just have fun with it.Flip Flops 7When you reach the end of the thread, tie if off by making a loop…Flip Flops 8Take your needle through the loopFlip Flops 9

And pull the thread to form a knot.  Do a few zig-zag stitches through a previous hole used for a bead to make a strong knot.Flip Flops 10At the middle point, stay behind the post with your needle as shown here.  It will look nicer and it’s too difficult to poke through anyway.Flip Flops 11Continue beading until both straps are decorated to your creative flair.Flip Flops 12

Flip Flops 13

And now you have a unique and stylish pair of flip flops!

Flip Flops 14

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.


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  1. I love these. They are adorable and totally perfect for this time if the year. Would love to make a pair for myself 🙂

  2. Adorable. I love the patriotic theme you have going here Carrie! Now I need a skirt design and I will be all decked out for the 4th of July!
    Blessings friend. Have a wonderful and restful weekend!

  3. Margaret says:

    So cute! Do people ask you where you bought your flip-flops?

  4. Connie Rasmussen says:

    Those are so cute .. Wish I could wear things between my toes like I used to but DANGED I can’t anymore .

  5. Diane Roark says:


    This is another extremely cute flip flop idea. I love that you made them patriotic.

    Blessings and sharing!
    Diane Roark

  6. Tammy says:

    These are adorable. My little grand daughters would love these. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kimberlee says:

    These are really cute. I have done some crocheted ones in the past but have not tried beading any before.

  8. Sarah Mueller says:

    These are adorable! I think they would be very popular with the tween crowd. We are featuring you this week on Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lynda Hardy says:

    I love the idea of beading onto flip flops! We’re featuring it our Independence Day Round Up at Reviews, Chews & How-Tos: Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Bobbi says:

    Thanks so much for linking up with Teach Me Tuesday @3GLOL last week. Your link up is very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight @8pm CST.

    Have a great day!

  11. Meeghan says:

    Your website has the best ideas! So happy to find it. 🙂 I find myself pinning everything I find. 🙂 Thank you! Stopping by from the pintabulous pinning party through Sight and Sound Reading. Thanks for linking up!

  12. What a creative and festive idea! Thanks for linking up with us at the Be.You.Tiful Link Party!

  13. Laurie says:

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party. {knuckle bumps}

    Did you know that I can “lend” your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous}

    If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you’ll be in business!
    {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

  14. What a fabulous 4th of July craft! I think we will have to make some — soon! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.

  15. review cart says:

    In cant wait to do this flip flop craft with my brownies class I really think girls will enjoy this fun craft and it is for theirself.

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