How to Make a Mini Photo Book from Flip-Flops
Today, I want to show you a little book I made for a friend’s daughter. Yes, these are real flip-flops. (Think dollar store!) These are child size, so they make a cute little mini book.
Do you know someone who might like to fill one of these with little summer pictures? It’s a perfect little book for your kids’ beach photos.
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Here’s how I made it:
Note: I usually try to include photos of the process for my crafts, but in this case, I wrote the post after the project was completed. This little book is actually quite simple to make, though, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
- To begin, I folded a piece of the heavy scrapbook paper in half. I then traced the flip-flop onto the paper, and cut it out, being careful to leave part of it connected at the fold. I did this twice, and then taped them together to make 4 foot-shaped pages. (See the picture below.) Before I glued the first and last pages to the book, I adhered a strip of ribbon ton the side of each flip-flop, so that it could all be tied shut after the pages went in. (Again, see photo below!)
- The really fun part of this project, for me, was decorating the “cover.” I knotted coordinating ribbons around the straps, added a fabric flower (that I personalized), and a rhinestone for some bling.
Rachel was delighted with her little book, and that made me happy.
(Side note: The knotted ribbons around the straps are a fun way to decorate your child’s plain flip-flops for the summer, even if you don’t want to make a little book!)
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I think this is so creative and sweet – I'm definitely inspired by it!
Thanks Tamara–It has me wondering what other random things I can make a little book from!
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Thanks so much for stopping by Slice of Pie … Now I've found you, too! Love this idea … have to put it on my list to copy! Thanks so much for sharing.
What a fun idea – I can totally see little girls loving this craft. Thank you for sharing it at the #HomeMattersParty
Those are adorable! My MIL would love one with pix of her grandson. Pinning it! 🙂 #HomeMattersParty
This is the cutest thing ever! So creative! Thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty
This is so sweet and cute looking. #HomeMattersParty
VEry neat idea. It looks great especially for a girl's bedroom.
What a cute idea. Can;t wait to make some of these. Love having you as a cohost on #homemattersparty
Beautiful paper and idea. What a fun way to collect memories. I will be featuring this at Merry Monday in my Get Crafty post. See you at the party.
What a fun and creative idea – love this! This would be a fun project to do with my grandkids.
Thanks, Marie. It really is fun to do, and I think it would be fun to do with your grandkids!
Aww this is so adorable and creative. My daughter would love this 🙂 Off to pin.
Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays #CreativeMondaysLinkUp
Thanks so much, Claire, and thanks for pinning!