Flip Flop Revamp

For some reason, I have a weird love for those flip flops that have the cane or whatever woven for the bottoms. I usually own at least one pair, and I prefer black ones. My current pair had gotten worn down to the point where my big toes were basically on the bare ground when I wore them.

This sent my sis, Beans, into fits of laughter. She happened to have these extra flip flops laying around, and took pity on my poor feet by giving them to me:

They’re fine, and fit great, but plaid? No thanks. I think that’s why Beans never wore them. You can’t really tell from the picture, but there’s red glitter thread running through the plaid. I decided to revamp them into what I will actually wear.

You will need black shirt paint (it’s waterproof, and acrylic isn’t) a small paint brush, and the flip flops. I very carefully painted only the plaid areas. That’s a challenge when your small dog decides it’s play time in the middle of one flip flop. I painted the thong part last, and wore them while they dried to make sure they dried in the right shape for my feet.

The big reveal! I think they came out pretty good. Now I can finally retire the previous pair, or just save them for beach shoes. I am praying for winter to end. It should not be this cold here!


February 17, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Arts and Crafts.


  1. Beans replied:

    I orignally bought them because it was buy one, get one free, and I wanted a pair of blue Flip Flops, and I couldn’t turn down a free pair. I mean, could YOU?!
    I’m glad they went to a good home. They weren’t getting any attention from me, and I was afraid they were going to start a bad habit like peeing on the carpet.

    • thatcleverchick replied:

      Bahaha! You can give me free flip-flops anytime. When HEB was clearancing theirs out for FIFTEEN CENTS I bought 4 pairs. Yes, I love flip flops that much. I now have about 8 pairs. I was going to donate 2 to goodwill, but Flapjack ate one of each pair. Now my bedroom floor is covered in pink and orange foam bits.

  2. How to stop buying shoes « My Attempts at Cleverness replied:

    […] you have shoes that you like, but look a little worn, or aren’t quite what you want, consider painting them, or altering them in some other way to make them what you do want. The basic rule you should […]

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