Monday, May 24, 2010

A Brand New Mama

For over a year now Homemade Mamas has been just us: Rebecca and Maggie. But we have always had help and inspiration along the way. One of the many people who have passed along their great ideas is our friend Jill - she's super-crafty with a flair for finding a bargain. And now we are happy to announce that she has agreed to be the newest Homemade Mama! We know you will be as thrilled with her ideas as we are. Check out her first official project: a Flip Flop Wreath!

For a flip flop-themed birthday party for her nine year old niece, Jill created a wreath made from flip flops. Now you can too!

What You Need:
  • Flip Flops
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Super Glue
  • Yarn
  • Extra embellishments (she used wooden details and gift wrap ribbons!)
Jill used 3 pairs of large kid's sized flip flops (thank you Dollar Tree! $1 a pair!) to form the circle and just super-glued them together. To make the wreath a little sturdier, you can also glue a cardboard shaped circle to the back of the flip flops.
Jill then used some wavy scissors to cut cards, which she stenciled her name on. She used colorful yarn to tie the name tag together, and glued each end to the flip flops.
She purchased a few wooden embellishments from Hobby Lobby for less than a $1 each of her niece's favorite things; flip flops, flowers, and peace signs to add sparkle to the wreath. And also shopping at the Dollar Tree, Jill found curly ribbons to add as well. She placed them where they fit and super glued again.
Ta-Da! A great addition to the flip flop-themed party! Or you can add this to Hawaiian or any other decor to create a fun summer wreath to welcome guests to your front door!

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  1. Congratulations Jill on being a new HomemadeMama!! I'm sure everyone will love all of the wonderful crafty ideas and recipes that you come up with !! The wreath was a great idea and we can't wait to see what's next : )

  2. Cute the colors in the wreath

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  3. Oh, my gosh, way to upcycle! I never would have thought of this in a million years. Brilliant!

  4. Great Idea, I love it. May have to steal this idea for my daughter's b-day!

  5. That's great! It's so fun and colorful.

  6. I have to adapt this for a more permanent wreath, it's just too cute! Nice job, Jill, and congratulations as well.

  7. That is fantastic...hope you don't mind if I copy your idea ;)

  8. Great idea for summer! might just use it (modified) for the front door! *Blessings*

  9. totally fun! What a cute wreath! :)

  10. Cute idea! This could be such a cute beach gift if you threw in some sand toys, sun glasses, etc! Hmmm... *goes to idea book and writes down*

  11. This is adorable. I love all the colors!

    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

  12. Great idea for summer! Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays!

  13. This would also be adorable on a beach or pool house (if I had one :) I love this idea. Found you at Chari's--this is my first visit (how did that happen?) Nice to "meet" you!

  14. What an absolute hoot; you're certainly going to be a wonderful addition to the mamas!
    Jude from Cape Cod

  15. Hello...

    Ohhh...I love this flip flop party wreath! It's absolutely darling and I think any kid (of all ages) would just adore this! What a grand idea!!! The tutorial "how to's" was great! Thank you so much for sharing this fun craft project with us for Sunday Favorites today!!!

    Have a super and safe Memorial Day weekend, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  16. Your wreath is just adorable! So colorful and cute! You are three very creative ladies!

  17. Super cute for the summer! Congratulations Jill! Can't wait to see what else you have in store! This is adorable. Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  18. TOOOOO cute! I may have to borrow this idea!

  19. I am featuring this at!