Whoever said nothing good can come from a vacuum, well besides clean floors, was wrong. I recently got inspired by Chiara of The Blonde Salad and her cute Valentino flip flops.
The cost: $295.00
One of Each Blog DIY cost: PRICELESS…or about $20.00 (maybe less if you have some black flip flops laying around)
What you’ll need:
* Vacuum Belts – 4 total (Wal-Mart)
* Black Duct Tape
* Silver Square Brads (Michaels / Craft Store)
* Nail Polish Remover
* X-Acto Knife
* Super Glue for Rubber
* Black Flip Flops
Open up your vacuum belts. They should come 2 per package, and you will need a total of 4 belts. I used Hoover Style 190. Take a Q-Tip dipped in nail polish remover, and remove any white text that is on the belt.
Cut belts in half. You will need 2 strips measuring 8 1/2”, and 2 strips measuring 7 1/2”. (Keep extra scraps for later)
With the strips laying horizontally, slice holes vertically every inch for brads to fit in, leaving a spot open in the middle. The small strips should have 4 brads, while the longer strips should have 6.
Insert silver brads into cut slices. Then flip the belt strip over, and pull the legs of the brads open, to lay flush with the belt.
Using a small piece of duct tape, tape belts into small bows. They should look the the infinity symbol or a figure 8.
Using another thin strip of duct tape, tape the small and large “bow” together for each flip flop. I did mine a little bit diagonal, instead on directly on top of one another, to be able to see both bows.
Repeat Steps 3 & 4, with the flip flops. Space slices evenly. I managed to fit 8 brads on each flip flop.
Place a drip of glue on the flip flop where you are going to place the bow. Then with a long piece of thin duct tape, wrap bow in place.
With the left over scraps of the vacuum belt, make 2, 2 1/4” strips. (Also make sure this fits over the duct tape that is holding the bow to the flip flop.)
Add one brad to center of strip, like in previous steps.
Add glue to small strip and place over bow. Hold in place until glue drys. (approx. 1 min)
Put on your fancy new flip flops and head out on the town. You’re done! TA-DA!