How to Make Spirit Flips: Decorative Flip Flops for Cheerleaders

Monday, April 6, 2009

Looking for neat ideas to help your squad bond and add a little pizzaz to your uniform accessories? These neat, easy to make cheerleading flip flops - called Spirit Flips - are the perfect project!


  • 24 yards of grosgrain ribbon in your choice of colors and styles (12 yards for children's sizes)

  • Flip Flops

  • Scissors

  • Fray Check

  • Yard Stick

Step 1: Gather all the materials as listed above.

Step 2: Using the yard stick, cut the ribbon into six inch increments.

Step 3: Using one strand at a time, tie the ribbon sections in double nots onto the "thong" part of the flip flops. Alternate colors and sides as you go.

Step 4: Once the thong is completely covered in ribbon, trim extra long pieces as needed to blend with the remainder of the ribbon.

Step 5: Use the Fray Check as directed to seal the ribbon ends to prevent fraying. A heat sealing method may also be used.

And that's it! So easy, so fun! Cheerleaders of all ages can easily complete this craft project!

4 chatted about this topic:

Felicia April 6, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

So much fun! This brings back a lot of memories!

Jenny April 6, 2009 at 9:29 PM  

Those are cute! I wanted to make some of those one time when I was making my daughter an outfit, but never got to it.
Here's my Make Something Monday.

shopannies April 6, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

thanks for the direction I had seen these lots of times before

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