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Make a Dollar Store Sign for Summer

Welcome Summer!

What’s more fun than making  a dollar store sign for summer?  Maybe jumping into the pool afterwards!  So…you don’t have a pool?  Neither do I, but this is the perfect gift to take over to your friends who do have one!  That might just result in an invitation to swim! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

It is time for another Creative Craft Blog Hop!  I hope you enjoy the fun sign I have made and visit all of the other blogs listed at the bottom of this page to see what these other crafty bloggers have been up to!  

Begin with seven dollar store flip flops.  I played around with mine trying to decide which ones I liked best.  This was just one version.  The flip flops do not have to match as you will see! Select some fun colors of puffy paint.  I am still staying close to home, so I just ordered these on Amazon

Use the paints to write a single letter on each flip flop.  I used WELCOME, but you can use your last name, or SUMMER, or whatever you would like!

This is what I ended up with for my combination of flip flops with the letters on them.  A scrap piece of wood can be used.  You can often find these at the Home Depot near the saws.  The leftover pieces from larger ones can be had for free (but do ask first).  I needed a piece just about 24 inches long. 

Cut a piece of colorful ribbon about one yard long. 

Tie a knot in each end of the ribbon and use a staple gun to secure each end to the back of the piece of wood.  If you don’t have a staple gun, you could drill a hole in each end of the wood and thread the ribbon through the holes and then knot it. 

Use some additional ribbon like this fun plaid ribbon that is perfect for summer!  Since the board might show between the flip flops, I used hot glue to cover the board with the ribbon. 

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Use hot glue or your favorite craft adhesive to attach the flip flops to the ribbon covered board. 

Pop the heads off of some faux daisies and use glue to attach them to your flip flops and between them.  Add a bow tied from the same ribbon and you are ready to display your summer sign!   Let’s have some fun and see what these other bloggers have created this month!  Head on over to Design Morsels and see what Andrea has been up to next!   

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39 Comments

  1. Oh em gee Chloe. . .this is SO DARN CUTE! I love your summery door décor with dollar store flip flops!! Thanks so much for the inspiration, I want to run to Dollar Tree now. Thanks for all your organizing efforts, I’m happy to be hopping with you again this week. ♥

  2. Adorable Chloe!! Love the puffy paint and the bright happy colors, it certainly does make you feel welcome!! I had some really cute child’s flip flops I used to use as napkin rings in my tablescapes until my granddaughter was big enough and wanted to wear them I love this idea, sooo cute!! Thank you for being an inspiring hostess!!

    1. Thanks so much Jenna! I love that idea for napkin rings, too!! Now I will be looking for little ones!

  3. This is so adorable and so cute for a summer time decor. Adding the words WELCOME to the flip flops is perfect. I love the colors against your door. Very pretty Chloe thanks for giving us so much inspiration!

  4. Oh this is so cute, Chloe. I just saw the flip flops at Dollar Tree. Wish I had thought to buy some. It’s a darling sign and you’ve given me inspiration for a new wreath. So good to see you again.

  5. So cute Chloe, love it! I asked my husband to go to the Dollar store by us for flip flops for a project.

    Do you believe they had none? I was shocked.

    Love the ribbon you chose.

    Cindy

    1. Isn’t that crazy?! I was there looking for pizza pans for a craft project and they had none of those!

  6. Love Love Love this Chloe! I think I need to make one. Thanks for sharing and lovely crafting with you!

  7. Oh my goodness…this is stinking CUTE! It put a big smile on my face when I first opened it up.

    I don’t have a pool, but want to make one for my front door 🙂

    hugs,
    Rachelle

  8. What a darling idea for summer, Chloe! Thanks for organizing another fun craft hop. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. So cute and fun for summer! I especially like the flamingo flops — gonna have to pick some up.

  10. I like the patterned flip flops. I think this must be the same material they use in those alphabet puzzles– never realized that before now. I’m starting to get more ideas of how to use those flip flops! I love it when that happens! Thanks for hosting this crafty blog hop.

    Liberty

  11. How did you come up with that? It’s so darn cute. I’m not a flip flop wearer, but that’s such a fresh and cute idea. Thanks for hosting the craft hop and letting me be part of it. You have been such a great blogging friend.

    1. Oh, Andrea, sometimes I, myself wonder how I come up with my ideas! I had seen all kinds of flip flop wreaths, but wanted to switch it up. I can’t thank you enough for all of the help you have given me. We all grow at different times and sometimes we need a little help getting through our growing pains!

  12. How fun is that? This is such a cute idea for summer and a great way to adorn the front door. It’s been great hopping with you again this week!

    Sara

  13. Can’t help but smile when you see this sign, so colorful and playful. Who doesn’t love flip flops?? The ultimate sign of Summer. My kids would absolutely get a kick out of it.

    1. Thank you so much I think my granddaughters would enjoy one of the two I made hanging by their wading pool!

  14. This is a great idea! And since you only use one flip flop per sign, use the remaining flip flops for another sign to gift someone.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Darling idea and I think I will make one on patriotic colors for a hostess gift for an Independence Day party we are attending. I do think it took closer to 3 yards of ribbon if you used 2 lengths of ribbon to cover a 2 ft board and a length to make a hanger with knots at both ends. Regardless it is really cute!

    1. Thank you Stephanie! That is a fun idea to make it patriotic! I will have to re-read my instructions. I just meant it was a yard long piece for the hanger!

  16. What size flip flops did you use? Those are children’s?

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