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Balloon Sandals September 7, 2011

Filed under: Accessories — Lizz @ 11:18 am
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While doing a little blog surfing, I came across an awesome site called Running With Glitter (great name!).  She did *this* really fun project making flip flops covered in balloons.  I loved them and decided to give it a try myself (with the help of some tiny fingers). (and toes).

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Since it’s really the very end of summer, we happened to find some flip flops on clearance at Old Navy (they are a little too big, so maybe they will work for next summer too!).  Then we searched the dollar store for some water balloons.  I ended up having to go back for a second package, partially because I was running out of some of the colors, and partially because Skylar kept stealing them.  So save the extra trip and get 2.

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Take 5 balloons of your choice and stack them by alternating them front and back, like so:

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(please excuse my old manicure)

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Then have some tiny fingers hold those for you over the straps of the sandals.  Take another balloon and tie it tightly around the strap and all of the stacked balloons.

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Let go, and fluff the bunch.  It should look like this:

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Continue to do this until the strap is full.  I did 5 bunches on the outside strap, and 4 on the inside.

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Insert little toes, and voila!!  Fun balloon sandals!

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And, you will probably have lots of balloons left over to blow up, or have a water balloon fight!  Have fun!

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Lizz

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