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Dollar Store Summer Craft Idea

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This simple dollar store summer craft idea is a fun way to spend some time with friends crafting a fun summer sign for the porch or backyard, especially if you are hosting a fun beach or luau themed party

Summer is a great time to spend a little time nourishing your creative self. This fun and festive DIY summer art project is super inexpensive. You can find flip flops in all colors at the dollar store, and the color combinations are endless. 

dollar store summer craft idea with flip flops

You can pick solid or printed flip flops for this project. It is also a great sleepover craft idea!

dollar store summer craftTSo easy to make and This DIY sign is perfect to put out for backyard barbecues and on porches in the summer.

For the stickers, you can pick a font you like and pick up an alphabet sticker set in a contrasting color from the flip flops. 

DIY flip flop sign

Then you will use glue to add the letters to the flip flops. The letters may already have adhesive, but for added strength, I recommend using glue as well. 

Example of how to add letters to flip flops

Using a glue gun, adhere the flip flops to the ribbon. 

Dollar store summer craft with flip flops

Now its time to add the flowers. Again you can use any color flowers you want. You can even attach succulents if you like. 

Life is better in flip flops DIY sign

DIY Dollar Store Craft – Flip Flop Sign 

Dollar Store Flip Flops – two coordinating pairs
Dollar Store Silk Flowers – one bunch (usually 5-6 flowers)
Chipboard Alphabet Letters
Grosgrain Ribbon – 36” length to coordinate with flip flops
Glue – with fine tip nozzle
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Select chipboard letters to spell out a message – Life Is Better In Flip Flops.

TIP: This is a good opportunity to use up several different styles of chipboard alphabet letters in the same color.

Starting at the heel end, attach chipboard letters to flip flops in a random fashion with the fine tip nozzle of a multi-purpose glue. Let dry.

Turn flip flops over on the work surface. Starting at the base of the bottom flip flop, attach 36” of grosgrain ribbon to back with a glue gun. Go up to one side, leaving a 12” hanger at the top and down the other side. Trim any excess ribbon with scissors.

Pop the flowers of three (3) of the dollar store silk flower stems and then attach them to the tong part of each flip flop with a glue gun.


This makes a perfect hostess gift for that last-minute Summer party invite!

Flip Flop Sign is so quick and easy that you can let the kids help create and even personalize it with a special message or family name!


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Flip Flop Summer Craft


Flip Flop Craft idea

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Do you sell just the flip flops? My girls have a birthday coming up and want to do a flip flop decorating craft with a few friends


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No I don't sell them but dollar stores and Old Navy have them.

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!!!! I totally love it! I’m super obsessed with things that seem like they will be Beachhouse decorations. Or to make you feel like you’re at a beach house. Super cute.