How to Upcycle Dollar Tree Flip Flops With Embroidery Floss

Beth @CreativelyBeth
by Beth @CreativelyBeth
4 Materials
30 Minutes

Learn How to Upcycle Flip Flops with Embroidery Floss Spools by Anchor. Summer is here and a new pair of trendy flip flops don’t have to cost a fortune.

Embroidery Floss Wrapped Flip Flops

Adding some embroidery floss to a simple pair of foam sandals elevates them to a one-of-a-kind shoe that is all ME!

Pick up a pair of solid-colored flip flops then wrap the plastic thong strap with bright colors of Anchor Embroidery Floss to create a custom accessory.

Here’s what you need to make Colorful Sandles for Summer:


To start how to upcycle flip flops with embroidery floss, gather all supplies. Remove the tags from the sandals and select the colors of embroidery floss that you prefer. I love the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss. Perfect for crafting with the kiddos!


Select the first color of embroidery floss, and attach it to the base of the plastic thong with a dab of glue from a glue gun. Hot glue will work best for this project because the adhesion is instant.

Wrap the floss around the plastic thong in tight rows. Trim the end with scissors and secure the end with additional hot glue. Repeat on the second flip flop.


Continue with the next color of embroidery floss. Secure the end, wrap the floss around the thong, cut, and then glue the end. Make the colored blocks as large or small as you like to create a fun and colorful pattern. Repeat on the second flip flop.


Wrap additional colors of Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools around the thong. Work in overlapping rows when you get to the plastic piece that goes between your toes. Then cross over to the other side and continue wrapping. Secure the ends with hot glue and repeat on the second flip flop.


To finish how to upcycle flip flops, continue wrapping the embroidery floss colors around the thong. The ridges on the surface of the plastic will keep the rows of wrapped embroidery floss in place. Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools are perfect for this project because the floss stays on the spool and unravels as you need it, and the spool is easy to pass through the thong as you wrap. The floss won’t become tangled.

How to Upcycle Flip Flops with Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools

Anchor® Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor® color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.

Are you ready for no more tangled skeins and floss that stays neat and tidy? I love when new products come onto the craft scene that changes the way I create. I was super excited to receive a few of the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. The floss rolls smoothly off the spool and doesn’t tangle or knot when pulling out a length to work with. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss.

Creating a quick and easy DIY Dream Catcher with the kiddos is the perfect Summer craft with supplies you probably already have on hand.

Make an easy Embroidered Button Flower Bag that can be created with just four stitches.

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Creatively, Beth

How to fix flip flops

Got a pair of broken flip flops? Check out this post on How to Fix Flip Flops: 3 Easy Hacks!

Suggested materials:
  • Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools   (Amazon)
  • Flip Flops   (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue Gun   (Amazon)
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