Throwback Thursday: Tied Ribbon Tutu Flip Flops Tutorial

This tutorial was first posted on our old blog back on June 12, 2014. These flip flops would make a great little activity for girl’s camp, sleepovers, family reunions, birthday parties, etc. They are easy to make, and there is no hot glue to mess with!

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3 Colors 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon of Your Choice
3 Colors Tulle of Your Choice
Scissors
Flips Flops

http://blog.alwaysunderpay.com/wp-content/uploads/materials.jpg**Note**On the ribbon and tulle, this is a great way to use up random bits that you don’t have enough of for anything else. I think I only used 6 strips of each color, if that, on each flip flop.

Step One:
Start by cutting about 6 strips of each color in both the ribbon and the tulle. I cut mine to about 6”, but you can cut to whatever length you feel is long enough to tie onto the straps.

Step Two:
Just start tying the strips onto your flip flop. I did my in a pattern, but it is really not necessary. I did red, white, and blue (in that order). And I alternated between red ribbon, white tulle, blue ribbon or red tulle, white ribbon, blue tulle.

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Step Three:
Keep tying ribbons onto your flip flop until you have each strap covered as much as pleases you. Now isn’t that pretty? … Lol it looks a bit of a hot mess right now, right :)?

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Step Four:
Trim all of your ribbons and tulle to a shorter, more tutu looking length. Whatever looks good to you works. This is looking lots better!

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Step Five:
Wear your snazzy new flip flops for school pride, parades, sleepovers, girls camp, whatever! Now weren’t those simple to make and crazy fun?  We have a large selection of cheap and affordable tulle.  You could even make these cute flip flops and make a matching tutu.  Then, your little girl could wear the flip flops to dance class.  How cute is that?

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Tuesday Tutorial: Patriotic Shabby Chic Flower Chevron Headband

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband AnnouncementToday you will learn how to make this super quick and easy shabby chic patriotic headband. I’m loving this sweet headband for the upcoming holiday. Baby’s first 4th of July!

Materials Needed:

Navy Blue Shabby Flower

Red/White Dot Fabric Covered Center

Red Felt Circle

Red Chevron Print Fold Over Elastic Headband

Glue Gun

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 1Step One:

Squeeze a small dob of hot glue in the center of the red felt circle. Then, place these circle onto the back center of your flower like so. Be careful not to burn yourself with the glue.

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 2Step Two:

Place another dob of hot glue on the center of the backside on your red/white dot fabric covered center. Then press it into the center front of your shabby flower.

Shabby Flower Chevron Headband 4Step Three:

Using your hot glue gun, glue the felt circle on the back of your shabby flower to the fold over loop on the headband as shown below.

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That’s it! An easy and quick headband for the holiday. You could make this in endless color combinations with the variety of flowers and headbands we sell on our site. One for every outfit in your little diva’s closet!

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Tuesday Tutorial: Patriotic Pony Holder

Tutorial: Patriotic

Man, I wish I had a little girl. I guess I have to live vicariously through our customers lol. I think this pony holder would be so cute in a little’s girl’s hair! It reminds me of fireworks. I’m going to teach you to make this in very few steps and little time today.

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Materials Need:

Patriotic Pony Holder Supplies

About 4-5 feet each of 3-4 different ribbons. I used:

7/8″ Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

5/8″ White Grosgrain Ribbon

3/8″ Royal Blue Grosgrain Ribbon

Elastic Pony Holder

Scissors

Lighter

Step One:

Cut your ribbon in pieces about 9″ in length. I ended up with 5 of each color, but you may end up needing more depending on the size of ribbon you are using.

Start tying the ribbons to your ponytail holder as shown below. I did mine in a red, white, blue pattern, but you can be totally random. Whatever order you want to do it in, and if you want more of one color than the others, just tie it your way.

Patriotic Pony Holder Step One

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Step Two:

Continue tying until your entire pony holder is hidden in ribbon. Try not to push them too tightly together. This will stretch out your pony holder and it won’t be very stretchy anymore.

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Step Three:

You’ll want to trim up your ends and make them even and neat looking. I didn’t want mine all the same length, so I staggered them, but that it up to you.

Patriotic Pony Holder Step Four

Once you have them all trimmed up nicely, take your lighter and quickly heat the ends of each ribbon to seal them from fraying. Be careful not to burn yourself or your ribbons. It only takes a couple of seconds on each end, don’t hold it too long or it will start on fire.

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Isn’t that just so cute! I love it. I think it makes a fun little addition to a holiday outfit. And, you can make them in whatever colors suit any outfit. They’re cheap, quick, and fun!

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Photography Help Wanted!

Photography Help Wanted

We are looking for a photographer with access to older teens/adult women–preferably dancers as they would need to possess or obtain dancewear such as leotards and tights.
We’d like the adults to be paired with a younger girl around 4-7 years of age.
We’re looking to have some professional looking photographs done with models for our older girl and adult tutus. And some with a “Mommy & Me” feel for the pieces we have that match. This could also turn into a long period relationship for more photography as needed if it works out well.
The adult models would need a white leotard or tight fit t-shirt and/or white dance tights or leggings as the tutus are pretty sheer. We can provide a leotard for the little girls.
Serious inquiries only, please email info@alwaysunderpay.com with the words “Product Photography” in the subject line. Please send some sample photos that you have taken as well as your contact information.
Thank you!
Always Under Pay Team

Tuesday Tutorial: Loopy Ribbon Puff Clip

Isn’t this clip just too cute? I’m loving it! And it is very versatile. Any girl could wear this. Wouldn’t it be too cute as a pom-pom look for a cheerleader? You could even use school colors!

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Materials Needed:

40-50 3″ strips of 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon (I used 45, 15 each in 3 different colors)

Ribbon Lined Alligator Clip (or any other clip/headband of your choosing)

String/Thread and Needle. My string was about 18″ long.

Lighter

Scrap Piece of Felt

Glue Gun

Scissors

Loopy Ribbon Puff ClipStep One:

Using the lighter, seal all of the edges on each end of the strips of ribbon you have cut. This takes a bit of time, but is worth it. It prevents the ribbon from fraying later.

This photo is a little blurry, and I may have burnt the edge a bit, lol, but you won’t see that later.

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Step Two:

Thread your string through the needle, then tie a knot in the opposite end of the thread. Fold one of your ribbon strips in half and slide onto your needle as shown.

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Step Three:

Slide the ribbon off the needle and onto your string. Continue to do this with each loop of ribbon. I slid them to the end of the string every few pieces so they wouldn’t get in my way.

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Step Four:

Once you have all of the ribbon pieces on your string, push them all tight together at the end of the string like so.

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Step Five:

Tie the two ends of your string together, then clip off the excess length of string. Or, you can sew all of the ribbons together by passing the needle and thread back and forth through the ribbons and then tying off. Since we are going to be securing this puff to a felt circle with hot glue, I didn’t feel that was necessary.

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Step Six:

Using your scissors, cut a circle about 2″ in diameter out of your small piece of felt. It doesn’t need to be a perfect circle. No one will see it when anyone is wearing it 🙂

Then, squeeze a thin layer of hot glue over most of the circle.

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Step Seven:

While the glue is still hot, quickly press the bottom of your loopy ribbon puff (the side with the string knot showing) flat onto the glue side of your felt circle. Hold firmly in place for about 15 seconds to be sure it attaches well.,

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Step Eight:

Hot glue your lined alligator clip to the bottom of the felt circle. And your done! Easy Peasy!

Loopy Ribbn Puff Clip 12Do you want to win this clip? Just leave a comment on our Facebook post for this clip, and we’ll pick a winner on the morning of Tuesday, June 9th!

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