How to Make Greek Sandals From Flip Flops

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How to Make Greek Sandals From Flip Flops
A pair of flip flops can easily look like Greek sandals. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

You can't exactly run out to any retailer and grab a pair of Greek sandals, so if you need some in a hurry, make your own. Modifying a pair of flip flops to look like Greek sandals is fast and looks realistic if you need them for a Halloween costume or school play. Once you are done with the Greek look, the flip flops can be reused.

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Things you need

  • Plastic flip flops, white or brown
  • Scissors
  • 3 yards of ribbon
  • Rubber bands (optional)

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  1. 1

    Cut the ribbon into two equal pieces. Grosgrain ribbon will work best and can be purchased at any fabric store.

  2. 2

    Place the centre of a piece of ribbon underneath the foot and pull the pieces up so they are equal on both sides of the foot.

  3. 3

    Crisscross the ribbon around the calf, coming up to the knee. The crisscrosses should form large "X" shapes on the front and back of the calf.

  4. 4

    Tie the ribbon in a knot once you reach the knee. The knot should be underneath the knee. To keep the knotted ribbon in place, a rubber band can be slipped under the knee and over the knot to keep it secure. Make sure the rubber band is not too tight or painful.

  5. 5

    Repeat the process for the other leg.

  6. 6

    Slip your feet into flip flops the same colour of the ribbon you used, and it will give the illusion of Grecian sandals.

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