Pretty up your flip flops with Beads in a Bottle

Beads in a Bottle blog hopThere’s a pretty little trend with summer shoes this year. Every where I look I’ve been seeing sandals and flip flops with pretty flower embellishments. So when I signed up to participate in this month’s Designer Connection Challenge featuring Tulip Beads in a Bottle from iLoveToCreate®, I decided to use the product to pretty up some of my own summer shoes.

There’s a fantastic prize pack giveaway full of creative products from iLoveToCreate®, see details below!

Embellished summer sandals by Jen Goode
Embellished summer sandals by Jen Goode

To make this look you need:

  • Tulip Beads in a Bottle in black
  • White cotton broadcloth
  • Mod Podge
  • Ice Resin
  • Glue
  • Craft stick
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

The shoes I am using in this project are simple flip flop style summer sandals from Target (comfy!).

Cute sandals from Target
Cute sandals from Target

To make these pretty embellished flip flops:

  1. Draw your design on the cotton fabric using a pencil.
  2. Following manufacturer instructions, apply Beads in a Bottle along the design lines and let dry.
  3. Coat back side of fabric with Mod Podge to prepare for resin application.
  4. Mix resin according to instructions and apply to front side of fabric using a craft stick. Set aside to cure. After 2 hrs, you can handle the piece a bit, make sure to wear disposable gloves. I molded my piece slightly so it would not be completely flat on the shoe, but you can leave yours flat if you like. Let cure overnight.
  5. Attach to shoe as desired using glue appropriate for your shoe material. E6000 is good choice for most materials.
Making a flower embellishment with Beads in a Bottle by Tulip
Making a flower embellishment with Beads in a Bottle by Tulip

 

Beads in a Bottle come in a nice selection of colors. The black I have also included red, teal and a bright blue. You can create really fancy bead-like designs with just the squeeze of a bottle.

The giveaway:

iLoveToCreate® Beads in a Bottle giveaway
iLoveToCreate® Beads in a Bottle giveaway

 

iLoveToCreate® is giving away a fantastic selection of creative products to one lucky winner. To enter to win, leave a comment on the Beads in a Bottle post at ilovetocreate saying what you would do with Tulip Beads in a bottle paint and we’ll draw one name to win this Tulip Prize Pack!

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