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Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

DIY Patriotic Flip Flops

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Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

Patrotic Beaded Flip Flops

Have you ever made DIY Beaded Flip Flops? It’s a great way to beat the heat on your feet, bring style to your outfit and celebrate all things Patriotic.  Of course you can make these any time of year, in any color, but for this tutorial, we are thinking FIREWORKS!

These really east Patriotic beaded DIY Flip Flops shout Red, White and Blue!

They are simple and freehand, so you can make a straight line, or any design you choose; meaning you can’t go wrong and will turn out fabulous.

A terrific art to try, a family activity, girls day , or youth project. Please share with us how your turned out by sending me your picture of your DIY Patriotic Flip Flops to carrie@amothersshadow.com.  Now go have some FUN with these!!!




DIY Patriotic Beaded Flip Flops

Supplies:

A Pair of flip flops with the plastic straps

Fishing line

Needles

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 because the line will tangle.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. 

The only requirement is that you 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

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

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Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

 




Patriotic Shirt

DIY Fireworks Shirt

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Patriotic Shirt

Tie Dye Firework Patriotic Shirt

This DIY Fireworks Shirt is an easy, quick and fun way to make your own Patriotic shirt.

With your own homemade DIY Fireworks Shirt, you’ll look Patriotic on the 4th of July. 

Because you’ll be wearing Red, White and Blue in an imaginative and original way, since YOU designed it!  

You can customized this  DIY Fireworks Shirt to your own personality.  The best part is, this craft does not require artistic ability, and it will turn out perfect!

It’s a great project for teens or a youth activity.

Get your family together so they can express them self in art, while having a fabulous time together.  You’ll also stand out in the crowds (and easy to spot each other which is a nice bonus) while enjoying the celebrations, parades, fireworks and all we have with our blessed freedoms.  




DIY Patriotic Firework Shirt

Supplies:

Sharpie Markers

Spray bottle

Rubbing Alcohol

Cotton t-shirt

Plastic, cookie sheet, cutting board, anything to put between the front and back of the shirt so it does not bleed through Patriotic Shirt 1




Directions:

Pour the rubbing alcohol into the spray bottle, do not dilute

Place your t-shirt on a flat surface.

Tuck the plastic, cutting board, whatever you are using in between the front and back of the shirt to prevent bleeding through

With any color of sharpie marker you desire begin to make designs

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Continue all across the t-shirt in the pattern of your choice. Patriotic Shirt 3




When you are finished with your masterpiece,  spray the ink designs with the rubbing alcohol to make it ‘bleed and run’Patriotic Shirt 4Continue until you are happy with the resultsPatriotic Shirt 5ALLOW TO DRY FOR at least 1 hour.

When the shirt is COMPLETELY dry, put in the dryer for 15 minutes to set. 

We have not had a problem with the ink coming off onto other clothing in the wash, but test for your own results.

Carrie Groneman Pattern, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.