As I get ready for summer I am always looking for activities that everyone can be involved in.
This summer I put together a flip flop kit, so that we could all sit down and decorate our favorite summer foot wear.
It was a BIG hit at my house and I’m sure this kind of activity would be a BIG hit at a family reunion or summer gathering of friends where there are both young and old!
My photos might suggest that this is more geared towards girls (my house is full of them), but boys will be interested too (minus the girlie sparkles and ribbons.) I’m there are decorative items they could use!
Here is what you need to create your own flip flop kit:
- a container – I picked up mine at the Dollar Store
- flip flops – Wal-Mart has them for $2 a pair
- ribbon – 2 yards of coordinating ribbons in a variety of patterns
- sparkles and gems
One evening while the little ones were in bed I created bows for the flip flops. I placed all of the embellishments and ribbons in two baggies and clipped them onto the side of my container. This made it really simple for all of my girls to create fun, super cute flip flops to kick off the summer with!
I keep the flip flop bin by the back door so when the kids and I run out to the back yard we have cute shoes to slip onto our feet. Plus, when we go on a road trip it is easy to grab the flip flop bin and have a place to stash everyone’s flip flops when we put on our tennis shoes and go for a hike.
Have a great time creating one-of-a-kind flip flops and some family summer fun!
p.s. This week I have a *bonus* summer travel tip posted at Big Picture Scrapbooking! Login to your BPS account, and read the the Inside Access page. And if you haven’t yet signed up for Saving Your Sanity: Summer Travel you still have time!
Hope to see you in class!
FYI … The winner of the picnic caddy that I posted on May 25th is Amy Bailey, with this comment:
Wow, I would love to win this! I am a terrible vacation planner. Please, don’t tell my kids…hopefully they haven’t noticed. My 2 favorite picnic spots are at this beautiful local park we have in town that overlooks a running creek. It has a swinging bridge that crosses the creek, and a nice walking nature trail that leads into the woods. Sometimes we sit and eat our lunch in the grass, watching the wildlife that surrounds us, or sometimes we let the boys fish. It’s a very peaceful spot. The other is whenever we go camping. I love waking up to the smell of freshly brewed camp coffee, made by my sweet husband, and simply eating anything outdoors. So peaceful!
ABOUT JEN: Jen Mohler loves simple things like homemade ice cream, freshly squeezed lemonade, and anything hand crafted. She has worked in the scrapbooking industry for seven years as a consultant, manufacturer, designer, and teacher.
Four years ago life and scrapbooking changed for Jen as her little family of four grew. This unexpected, beautiful bonus baby, caused a major shift in Jen’s perspective as an artist and scrapbooking enthusiast. Simplifying life became a major focus. Making time to be creative became a major focus. Scrapbooking meaningful stories became a major focus. Not losing her sanity became a major focus. Jen shares her thoughts on these topics of her life and art on her blog Dream Big.
Jen is currently teaching a Saving Your Sanity series of workshops at Big Picture Scrapbooking. If you would like to ask Jen a question about this series, or simply say hello, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you enjoyed Jen’s nature lover summer hijacking tip you can get more tips, techniques and ideas like these this June in her Saving Your Sanity: Summer Travel workshop.
Stacy’s blog readers can enjoy $5.00 off the Saving Your Sanity: Summer Travel workshop at BigPictureScrapbooking.com!
At checkout use the code: summertravel to redeem your discount.
*Disclaimer: This coupon only applies to the Saving Your Sanity: Summer Travel workshop; coupon does not apply towards other Self-Paced Projects, Workshops or Gift Certificates. Good for one time use, per student. Expires June 23rd, 2010 at 10pm PST. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon must be entered in the “Promo Code” box during checkout and press “apply” button; discount will be applied immediately. Not applicable towards previous purchases. Other terms and restrictions may apply