Welcome Summer With This Cute Flip Flop Door Hanger
I am in the mood for summer with warm beaches, cool water, and flip flops! Since the weather has been so iffy with snow one minute, pollen coated cars, and flowers blooming the very next, I wanted to jump start my summer. Therefore I made a flip flop door hanger, to brighten the atmosphere of my porch. It is warm and inviting, and even says “Welcome” right on it. Now my door is a happy summer scene, no matter what the weather is doing beyond my deck. Plus it was a great decoration, when I had some friends over to have a flip flop summer party the other day.
- 4 pair of flip flops in assorted colors
- Self Adhesive rhinestones
- Paint Markers, or Fabric Paint
- Summer Theme stickers (I used limes)
- Hot Glue
- Cardboard coated pants hanger
How to make this Flip Flop Door Hanger
First take the hanger and remove the cardboard tube part, and discard the rest. Thread the string through the hollow tube and leave enough string to hang it from the door at your desired height. Next arrange 7 flip flops, so that no duplicate colors are beside one another. I staggered mine so the front row was a little lower than the back row. Once you have them where you want them hot glue the back row to the cardboard tube, and glue the front row to the flip flops on the back row. Be generous with the hot glue. Next with the paint marker or puffer paint for fabric write WELCOME, one letter per flip flop. While that was drying I was embellishing the shoes with assorted bright flowers, and the adhesive rhinestones. Then I added some lime stickers I had to make it more fun. As soon as the whole thing was fully dry, I hung it up on my door. Now even if it snows again tomorrow, it is still summer here, based on my front door.
This craft is fine as a stand alone door decoration, or as I mentioned before the introduction to a fun flip flop themed party.
The party was a blast, and I tried to keep everything in theme. I chose summer colors for the plates, and table cloth. We had beach balls to toss around, and everyone wore flip flops to the party. My daughter took out all her sea shells and made a center display for the table. We put chips in sand buckets, and had the cute umbrellas for the punch. I froze grapes rolled in jello, and that was a party favorite for adults and children alike. My favorite treat, was the nutter butter cookies with icing on them to make them look like flip flops. They were sitting on a platter of crushed graham crackers, so they were flip flops in the sand. In addition to tasting great, they were fast and easy, and added a great visual for my flip flop party.
Whether you have a party or not, you can make this cute Flip Flop Summer Time Door Hanger and start your summer off right!
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