Once I get both flip flops lined with the ribbon, I let it dry for about 15 minutes. Once it is dry, I add a second coat of the Mod Podge over the top of the ribbon. It seals in the edges and helps to seal out the moisture. This actually works REALLY WELL. You can see the bottom flip flop is still drying in this photo:
Next, I prepare my ribbons. I chose the 3/8 Linedots Grosgrain Black/White, 7/8 Circus Dots Grograin Black, and 7/8 Bright Pink Grosgrain. I cut them into 6 1/2 inch lengths and "V" cut the ends and heat sealed them with my lighter. Sealing the ribbon prevents fraying.
Once you finish tying your ribbons onto your flip flops, you are almost done. Over time, these knots could work loose and you will loose ribbons. To prevent that from happening, you will want to use your fabric glue to secure the knots. (Hot glue will also work here). You remember the old saying "A Little Dab'll Do Ya" ...well, that is true in this case. You just want to put a little dab on the underside of each of the knots that you tied. If you can squeeze it into the center of the knot, that is even better. This will bind the fabric of the ribbon and keep it from untying.
Once you have dabbed each and every knot, then you are DONE! See! I told you it was a super simple tutorial!
At this point, you can bling them up, add buttons or any other embellishment...but for this tutorial, I left them just like this. And I LOVE them! More importantly, my daughter loved them!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. My daughters ADORE their many pairs of "Funky Flip Flops" every summer. I have to get to work on a blue/green/purple pair for my 10 year old now! ...And then....accessories!!! YAY! lol
Have a Fantastic Day!