Saturday, July 16, 2011

Guest Blogger - Greene Acres Hobby Farm - Flip Flop Fun

Hi! I am so excited to be visiting Someday Crafts. My name is Michelle and I am a nurse, wife, and mom. I find true joy in even small attempts at creativity. I live at what I like to call Greene Acres Hobby Farm.

It all started when we took in our fourth stray dog. My husband said, "We can't keep him unless we move to the country." The next day I emailed him a picture of a house I had found and we put an offer on it that week. (Not exactly what he expected.) We have lived here for 6 years and we now have two little monsters boys, a cow, a horse, two goats, chickens, and our same four dogs.

Just another calm day in paradise!

Here are a few of my favorite projects I have done recently.

Melon Jello Boats
Now on to today's project. Are you ready to have some flipping flopping fun??? Me too! These are the newest creation at our house.


Flip Flops

Foam Cut Outs or Foam Stickers

Hot Glue Gun

We started out with some regular flip flops. My oldest son and I took some foam stickers and decorated the bottom of them with animals and words. We put two on top of each other to increase the thickness. The stickers would not stick well enough on their own, so we ended up using hot glue to adhere them to the bottoms side of the flip flops. (Worked like a charm!) Then we headed out to the beach to try them out. Did I mention we live in Texas? Ok, we really went to a man-made beach by a lake.

In motion flip flop pictures were impossible!

LESSON LEARNED...You must be smarter then the flip flops and expect a mirror image. The first pair we made had his name on them and it came out backwards!

The sand imprints were even better then I expected.

The animals were the easiest because they can not be put on backwards. For our second attempt, we put the letters on correctly in mirror image format. You must use regular foam cut outs, not stickers, for words. The problem is stickers end up with the sticky side facing towards the sand. Please learn from all of my mistakes. Ha! I enjoyed this project because it was fast, simple, and we had all the supplies needed floating around our house.

Thanks for letting me visit. Now go out and make some amazing flip flops of your own.

I hope your summer is wonderful and you have lots of...

I would love it if you would stop by and visit me at

THANKS for the fun idea, Michelle. My kids would love those! We don't have a beach either, but we have lots of mud!!!!

Head over the Greene Acres Hobby Farm for more fantastic ideas. I made some Sour Cream Enchilada Casserole on Thursday using her recipe! They were delish!


  1. oh I would love to do this for me! Nobody would know but me, and the person following me that saw the prints...:)

  2. I love this - I'm on vacation now, but had planned to make something similar to this when I got back home - with animal foot prints underneath - fun! Tone

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [17 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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