Lifestyle

Flip-Flop Fun, Part II

Do it yourself

by Angelie Martin-Spencer

Thursday, October 25, 2012    

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Last week I showed you how to make the invitations, so this week I'll show you a great way to carry through the theme of the party with banners — Flip-Flop banners, personalised for your little one.

To carry the beach theme through I bought lots of beach balls wholesale so they dictated the colour scheme, a bit off from the invitation, but perfect for a bright and playful party décor. I tried finding tropical-themed floral paper, but couldn't, and so had to come up with a great alternative.

For this project you will need:

*Clear floral cellophane wrapping paper

*Bright coloured cartridge papers

*Slipper templates from last week

*Glue stick

*Scissors

*Floral leis

You will then:

*Use large templates to mark out slippers on the coloured cartridge paper

*Cover with glue

*Carefully apply floral cellophane paper using a flat-edge tool or spatula to smooth in place

*When dry, cut out slippers, ensuring you cut out a 1 X 5-inch length flap at the heel, for attaching to lei (pictured)

*Create lettering for name and age (if using) and space sufficiently then print.

*Cut out individual letters and numbers using smaller slipper template

*Be sure that you mark left foot and right foot slippers and lettering

*Glue lettering to floral flip flop and then attach to lei, spacing each slipper equally

Voila! Your flip-flop banner: fun, bright and tropical for your beach-themed party.

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