We all know that summer is the time for flip-flops. But what about a flip-flop wreath to really show your love of the season?
This tutorial will show you how to make a flip flop wreath using tissue paper from MacKenzie Childs.
You all know how much I LOVE to make wreaths and this flip flop wreath may be my favorite one yet! It could be the adorable dollar store flip-flops that make it so adorable, or maybe it’s the MacKenzie Child’s tissue paper.
Whatever it is, you are going to love how simple this beauty is to make! So grab your supplies and let’s get started! But first, take a look at the Flip Flop Pool Towel Rack I just shared. It is simply adorable! And, if you are also a MacKenzie Child’s fan (like me) you don’t want to miss my DIY Dresser Makeover.
Supplies Needed to Make a Flip Flop Wreath
- Summer Flip Flops from Dollar Tree
- MacKenzie Childs Tissue Paper
- Foam Wreath Base
- Hot Glue Gun
- Foam Brush
- Mod Podge
- Faux Greenery
- Wood Flower
- Gold and Black Mirror from Dollar Tree
- Gold Gilding Wax
- Glass Plate (optional)
- Wire Cutters
Step by Step Video Tutorial on How to Make a Flip Flop Wreath with MacKenzie Childs Tissue Paper
If you prefer to watch a step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a flip flop wreath with MacKenzie Child’s tissue paper, then watch the YouTube video below.
Shop my favorite wreaths below!
How to Make a Flip Flop Wreath (with MacKenzie Childs Tissue Paper)
Step 1. Trace the flip flops
Start by tracing the flip flops onto the MacKenzie Child’s tissue paper to create a template.
Step 2. Cut out the tissue paper
Cut out the traced flip flop template for each flip flop. Don’t forget that there is a right and left foot so there will need to be two templates.
Step 3. Mark the center of flip flop
Use a pencil to mark where the three parts of the flip flop thongs are.
Step 4. Cut allowances in the tissue paper
Use your scissors to trim the tissue paper to allow the flip flop thong portion to fit.
Step 5. Add mod podge
Use a foam brush to add mod podge to the flip flops and secure the cut tissue paper.
Step 6. Top Coat with Mod Podge
Add mod podge to each tissue paper-covered flip flop with your foam brush.
Step 7. Cover with gold wax
Use your finger to cover the flip flop thongs with pretty gilded gold wax.
You can also run gold wax along the MacKenzie Child’s tissue paper to really highlight the details.
Step 8. Hot glue to wreath
Now you want to hot glue the covered flip flops to the foam wreath base. I used 8 flip flops to cover my wreath base.
Step 9. Add a glass plate for weight
Turn the wreath over and add a glass plate to weight the back of the foam base. This should help the flip-flops to adhere securely.
Step 10. Attach greenery
Once the glue has dried, add faux greenery around the flip flop wreath. You can trim the greenery with wire cutters.
Step 11. Secure the gold mirror centerpiece
To really make this flip flop wreath pop, I added a gold and black mirror from Dollar Tree to the center of the wreath.
Step 12. Cover the center with tissue paper
While you can certainly leave the mirror as is on the wreath, I decided to add something a little extra.
Cut a circle of tissue paper to fit the center of the mirror and secure it with Mod Podge.
Step 13. Hot glue a wood flower
Now hot glue a pretty wood flower to the center for an extra embellishment.
Take a step back and admire your craftiness!
Just look at how stunning this MacKenzie Childs-inspired wreath looks on my front door. It is such a unique wreath that really has that wow factor.
The harlequin print really pops with the wood and iron front door and the greenery gives it softness.
The next time you’re at the dollar store, pick up some flip flops so you can make your own unique flip flop wreath!
What can I put on the front door instead of a wreath?
- Door Hanger
- Cute Farmhouse Sign
- A Decorative Bow
- Hanging Mailbox
- House Numbers
- Fancy Doorknocker
Thanks for stopping by. Happy summer!
How to Make a Flip Flop Wreath (using MacKenzie Childs tissue paper)
- Wire cutters
- Trace the flip flops onto the tissue paper.
- Cut out the template for each flip flop.
- Secure tissue paper to flip flops with Mod Podge.
- Add gold gilding wax to each flip flop.
- Hot glue flip flops to wreath base.
- Attach greenery around the wreath.
- Secure acrylic plate to back of wreath.
- Hot glue gold medallion to center of wreath.
- Cut a circle of tissue paper for the center of the wreath and attach with Mod Podge.
- Attach wood flower to the wreath center.
- Hang and enjoy.