Intermediate,  Platinum 6,  Step by Step Tutorials

Colorful Market Fresh Tropical Fruit Flip-Flop Banner

With summer just around the corner and the Spellbinders blog theme being “Tropical”, I thought it would be fun to tie in my prior collection, “Wild & Free” in with my current collection, “Market Fresh” and make a cute flip-flop banner. This home décor piece can be used as party décor or as an accent piece in a bedroom. Flip flops are inexpensive and can be found at almost every variety store. Depending on what colors you select or patterns of paper you choose, you can customize it to fit your lifestyle or occasion. Obviously, what sentiment you want to attach to the shoes is up to you.

Here are the items you need to get started:
Platinum, Platinum 6 or Prizm Machine
S4-718 Make Mine Lemon Lime Etched Dies from Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams
S4-719 Aren’t You Sweet Etched Dies from Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams
S4-722 Orange You A Tomato? Etched Dies from Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams
S4-721 I’ll Have a Slice Etched Dies from Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams
S4-676 Tropics Etched Dies from Wild n Free Collection by Debi Adams
Solid Cardstock of Your Choice
Patterned Cardstock of Your Choice
4 pairs of children’s flip-flops
Hot Glue/E-6000 glue
Black Pen

Die-cut various pieces of cardstock to create fruit and leaves using your die cutting and embossing machine. Then adhere the pieces together.

Adhere die-cut pieces to flip flops using hot glue or E-6000. Attach bows, pearls and any decorative embellishments.

Adhere flip-flops together at sides using hot glue.

Handwrite or print out sentiment onto cardstock. Use circle from Orange to die-cut sentiments.

Adhere sentiment to flip-flops.

Create hanger by attaching ribbon to backside of flip-flops using hot glue. Hang as desired.

*Tip: If you are considering using this outdoors, I recommend cutting all the fruit and leaves out from poly foam. This will make them weather resistant.

And there you have it. Lots of color and definitely a statement piece. Hope you will try making one!

Happy Thursday!


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