If you are hosting a summer birthday party or a casual summer wedding, try making your own colourful flip flop cards. You need card stock colours that match your party theme or bright summer colours. Different materials cut down the amount of work and time it takes to make the invitations, which is especially convenient if you are inviting a lot of people to your summer party.
Fold a piece of brightly coloured card stock for the card. Write on the inside of the card, or print out what you want to say on a half sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper and use a glue stick to attach it to the right side of the inside of the card.
Trace the outline of a child's flip flop on another piece of card stock. Make sure it is no more than 3 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches high so it fits on the front of the card with plenty of room to spare. Use a piece of card stock for the flip flop that contrasts with the card stock you used for the card. For example, if you used bright yellow card stock for the card, you could use bright purple, blue or pink for the flip flop. Cut out he outline.
Punch a hole about 1 inch below the top edge of the flip flop, where the top of the strap would go between your first and second toes. Look at a real flip flop if you need to to see exactly where to punch the hole.
Feed the ends of two pieces of rickrack or ribbon through the hole and stick them to the bottom of the flip with a small piece of masking tape. Bring the other ends of the rickrack or ribbon down to the sides of the flip flop and fold the ends under. Secure the ends to the bottom of the flip flop with more masking tape.
Glue a small paper or fabric flower or other embellishment where the two ribbons meet between the toes. Apply craft glue to the bottom of the flip flop and glue it to the front of the card. Add whatever else you want to the front of the card before sending it.
Things you need
- Card stock
- Child's flip flop
- Hole punch
- Rickrack or ribbon
- Masking tape
- Craft glue
- Paper flowers