Dollar Tree Flip Flop Patio Sign – Word & Home

Have you noticed all the cute flip flops at Dollar Tree lately? I’ve been seeing them a lot, and you know I LOVE to craft with all things Dollar Tree, so why not try something new?? I gained inspiration from a piece I saw in a catalog and thought how easy it would be to create it myself!! This time around we’ll be trying our hand at a Dollar Tree flip flop patio sign friends!! Let’s get started!!

Blue flip flops with ice cream cone

I’m using kid’s flip flops so they will be a little smaller, but you could use adult flip flops too!! These are adorable aren’t they?? I have something a little different in mind though! I’ll be combining these with two packages of nautical rope and paint to create a cute patio piece!!

Dollar Tree nautical rope

Prepping the flip flops…

This project will require all four flip flops and the first thing to do is paint each one! I’m using Waverly white chalk paint, Apple Barrel Cloudless, Apple Barrel Laguna, and Ceramcoat in Midnight Dream. I’ll give the top and sides of each flip flop two coats of paint.

white chalk paint, Laguna color paint, cloudless color paint, and Midnight Dream color paint

Cut the plastic piece off the top of each flip flop, paint, and allow to dry.

Dollar Tree blue flip flop with plastic top cut off
Dollar Tree blue flip flop with plastic top cut off
Dollar Tree blue flip flops with plastic top cut off
Dollar Tree blue flip flop being painted Laguna blue
Side of Dollar Tree blue flip flop
Dollar Tree blue flip flop and bottle of Apple Barrel Cloudless acrylic paint
Four Dollar Tree flip flops, one painted Cloudless, one painted white, one painted Laguna, and one painted Midnight Dream

Adding the rope…

The next step is to add rope back where we removed the plastic. The nautical rope is a little thick when folded, but I’m able to push it through the top hole with the end of a paint brush. This part takes a bit of work but totally worth it!!

Midnight Blue flip flop with Dollar Tree rope
Midnight Blue flip flop with rope being pressed into hole

Add some hot glue to the back of the flip flop where the end of the rope comes through in order to hold it in place. I’ll go ahead and add some to the front as well since I’ll be adding something on top and you won’t see the glue.

Backside of flip flop with rope poking through and hot glue added
Midnight Blue flip flop with rope poked through hole
Midnight blue flip flop on its' side with rope trough all three hole
Bottom of flip flop with rope sticking though holes
Bottom of flip flop with rope sticking though holes and hot glue on top

Adding the details…

I’m using stamps to add my wording and even though I showed above how I added the rope, I would do this part first. I found these stamps at Hobby Lobby on clearance last year!! What a find!! I’m using paint to stamp words, but you could use ink instead.

Hobby Lobby stamps
S stamp with black paint on it
Four flip flops with "SUMMER ON THE PATIO" stamped on them

Once the words are stamped and the rope is added to each flip flop we need to attach them together to hang. I’ll use the second package of Dollar Tree rope for this part. I also added some fun details to each flip flop using some Dollar Tree wood flowers. You could use any shape or object for this part. I painted some white, and some Laguna and added glitter. So fun!!

Dollar Tree wood flower cut out
Dollar Tree wood flower cut out painted Laguna
Dollar Tree wood flower cut out painted Laguna and glitter added
Dollar Tree nautical rope laid out in a loop

I laid my section of rope out as shown here and then placed the flip flops on top where I wanted them. Then I just hot glued the flip flops to the rope. I narrowed the rope a little at the top as you can see below.

Dollar Tree nautical rope laid out in a loop with flip flops laying on top
Dollar Tree nautical rope with hot glue on rope
Dollar Tree nautical rope laid out in a loop with flip flops laying on top

The last thing I’ll do is tie a loop in the top of the rope so it will hang easier. So cute and cheery! I love these colors for summertime!! How about you??

Dollar Tree nautical rope laid out in a loop with flip flops laying on top hanging on wall
Dollar Tree nautical rope laid out in a loop with flip flops laying on top hanging on wall

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