After making the frayed rosettes last week, I still wanted more. (Click here for the tutorial.) Right now I am knee deep in hot glue and fabric strips, making brooches for Mother's Day happies and a necklace for myself. Then last night, I had the brilliant idea to embellish some flip flops with them. I ran to Walmart looking for a cheap pair for myself, but ended up getting these adorable pink patent leather ones for my 4 year old instead. These are definitely at the top of the cute scale! I am in LOVE.
The fabric for these flowers started out as a bedsheet turned window mistreatment. I had recently taken these down and put them away in the closet. I was so excited to be able to repurpose them and give them new life.
I think I have enough strips of this hot pink fabric to make 689 more rosettes. And I haven't even cut into the second half of the panel. Anyone want to come over and make no sew flowers with me???
Ok, this is what you'll need to get started....a pair of shoes or flip flops to embellish, fabric torn into strips, hot glue, and felt.
After I made my rosettes (tutorial here), I cut a round piece of felt to back it with.
Now slather the back of the felt with hot glue.
Pick it up carefully and put it behind the strap of the shoe where you want the rosette to go. Now sandwich the two together and press tight until set.