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#1 Cattie

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    Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:49 PM

    So I've been searching for ivory platform flip flops that aren't to plain. So I decided to just buy a pair of white flip flops and dress them up myself. What do you girls think?

    Here's a picture of the flip flops I just bought on ebay.

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    This is my inspiration...

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    Any ideas how I can make these in more of an ivory color? Or I'd even throw around the idea of putting some color in them!

    #2 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:38 PM

      That is a cute idea! I would've never thought of DIY flip flops. I just got mine from Avon! LOL
      Adding color sounds like a good idea. Maybe you can incorporate your wedding colors & buy diff color rhinestones!
      You know you'll have to post pics of the completed look!

      #3 Anna83

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        Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:08 PM

        I am having the same problem. I bought a pair of sandles that are white, but when I chose my dress, I got it in ivory. I am thinking of wrapping ivory ribbon around the bottom of the sandle to make it match better.

        You could definately add colored rhinestones or ivory to the tops to make them match.

        #4 Cattie

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          Posted 11 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

          Once they come in, I'll take a ride to Micheal's and pick some stuff up. I don't really have wedding colors, I've been doing everything in fuchsia and a bright turquoise. Once I finish them I will post some pics!!

          #5 FutureMrsLewis

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            Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:36 PM

            How about if you got some nice thick ivory ribbon to wrap around the sides, and some ivory beads to do the straps? Or if you were REALLY ambitious, you could put the beads over the sides as well lol

            #6 JUSTUSTWO

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              Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

              Just to let you know, I ordered my dress in ivory as well but my flip flops were white. The color difference was not that noticeable at all. Actually, what really got me was the fact that the sample dress that I tried on in ivory was sooo dingy & dirty, that I was not prepared for how "white" the actual dress looked when I got it, even though it was really ivory. So you may want to keep that in mind.

              I cant find the ones that I ordered from Avon that had a little bling, but for those of you still looking for something, here are some that they do have. They are only $6.99 now.
              This is them in silver:
              http://shop.avon.com....rep_delivery=1

              This is them in white, gold & black:
              http://shop.avon.com....rep_delivery=1

              #7 Cattie

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                Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:21 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
                Just to let you know, I ordered my dress in ivory as well but my flip flops were white. The color difference was not that noticeable at all. Actually, what really got me was the fact that the sample dress that I tried on in ivory was sooo dingy & dirty, that I was not prepared for how "white" the actual dress looked when I got it, even though it was really ivory. So you may want to keep that in mind.

                I cant find the ones that I ordered from Avon that had a little bling, but for those of you still looking for something, here are some that they do have. They are only $6.99 now.
                This is them in silver:
                http://shop.avon.com....rep_delivery=1

                This is them in white, gold & black:
                http://shop.avon.com....rep_delivery=1
                Yeah I have those in Black and White. They hurt my toes though, they're to loose over the top of my foot. And yeah, I don't think it'll be that noticeable if the sole is white! I'll just have to get creative!!

                #8 sdnative222

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                  Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Cattie
                  Yeah I have those in Black and White. They hurt my toes though, they're to loose over the top of my foot. And yeah, I don't think it'll be that noticeable if the sole is white! I'll just have to get creative!!
                  You can use acrylic paint from michael's to paint the edge of the sole if you are really worried about the color difference. I found a pretty paint in "sand" or "butter" that came out nicely. I would suggest using colored stones that are also incorporated in your wedding colors. My wedding colors are purple and green with ivory accents.

                  I attended a beach wedding this summer. The BR wore ivory with tall white flip flops like yours....she simply embellished the top of the straps with little shells and a few pearls. You couldn't even notice the sides of the soles.
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                  #9 SAM

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                    Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:13 PM

                    Good idea. I've been having them same issue and I think I might DIY a pair

                    #10 RosieM

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                      Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:41 AM

                      Oh I can't wait to see your finished product!!

                      I saw these:
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                      And wanted to dress them up just like you. Good luck! I know they will look great.




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