My mind was geared toward spring break and cutesy ;] I've had this idea in my head for a week or so now, so I thought it was the perfect challenge to bring it to fruition. I took Lauren's MTME SK8 Board Box template and turned it into a flip-flop! Isn't it cute?! I kept it pretty simple, but I love the clean, cute look. It turned out just like I had imagined. I have a young niece in mind who I want to send this little goody to ♥
To create my flip-flop, I simply punched two holes at each point where I wanted to thread the ribbon through. I used my craft knife to cut an opening between each set of vertical holes.
This is how I threaded my ribbon. I snipped the ends and taped them to the inside of the box with Scor-Tape before assembling the rest of my template.
I took apart a carnation and used about 4 layers to assemble my bloom. I wanted my flower to be functional, so I decided to adhere it to a little barrette that my niece can wear.
I created my pearl center by following Becca Feeken's Becca Bit - Frugal Decorative Pearl Flower Center tutorial. I BUTCHERED my pearl center, but I'm hoping it doesn't show that clearly in this photo! LOL I used flexible wire, and I clearly should have used very thin regular wire that I could form. It's seriously not pretty in person, but I hid some of the eyesores with a glob of hot glue :]
The barrette actually came in handy by pinching the crossed ribbon together. Cute, ehh?
I added a little tag at the back of my flip-flop, kind of like a label you might see on a real shoe. The sentiment is from the MTME Sensational Sentiments set and it reads, "Sending you Sunshine!" Totally appropriate for my spring-filled contents.
I fit everything you see here inside this template! As you can see, it holds a LOT! I'm sending my niece some sunblock, aloe, lotion, and sunglasses to use when she starts hitting the beach :]
That's all I have for you today. Be sure to swing by our fab DT's blogs for a lovely variety of spring themed projects! You will LOVE what everyone came up with this week :] Start your journey with our amazing April featured designer, Ms. Teresa Kline!