Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign

5 Materials
30 Minutes

I ventured out to the Dollar Tree recently and discovered some super cute new patriotic flip flops. Based on the popularity of my Flip Flop Welcome Sign I decided to create this quick and easy Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign in under 30 minutes! I purchased five pairs of stars and stripes flip flops, one bunch of daisies, and 2 butterflies for under $10.00 – SCORE! The letters, ribbon, yardstick, and glue were from my craft stash.

Upcycle Dollar Tree Stars and Stripes Flip Flops to create a Freedom Sign

Here’s what you need to create a Sign from Flip Flops:

  • Flip Flops – Five Pairs, Dollar Tree
  • Silk Daisies – One Bunch, Dollar Tree
  • Butterflies – One, Blue, Dollar Tree
  • Ribbon or Lace – White (24″ length), Dollar Tree
  • Letter Stickers – 3″ tall, FREEDOM
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Yardstick – (available at all home improvement stores)
  • Pruning Shears
  • Ruler
  • Scissors – I love my Fiskars!

Here’s how to create an Upcycled Flip Flop Sign:


To start the Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign, arrange seven flip flops on your work surface, two blue on the left with white stars, and five red on the right with white stripes. The pairs I found had one blue flip flop with white stars and one red flip flop with white stripes. Measure and cut the yardstick to fit the width of the seven flip flops. I used my Fiskars Pruning Shears. Then glue each flip flop to the yardstick with a hot glue gun and glue sticks. I found out (the hard way) that low temp glue does not have a strong enough bond.


Snip daisy flower heads from the bunch with pruning shears and attach one to the top of each thong and a blue butterfly to the sixth flip flop, using hot glue. My bunch had six flowers, so that’s why I bought the butterflies!


Spell out the word FREEDOM with three-inch tall letter stickers. Peel off the backing and apply red letters to the blue flip flops and blue letters to the red flip flops. Mine are self-adhesive embroidered letters I had in my stash, so the application is quick and easy, but you can use any letter stickers.


To finish the Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign, turn the sign over and tie a white lace or ribbon hanger to the second and sixth flip flop (tied to the thong button), securing with a knot.

Hang your Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign and enjoy it all summer long. And if you’re like me and live in Florida, you can leave it up year-round!

If you have enjoyed ALL of these wonderful recycled crafts, check out my original  Flip Flop Welcome Sign project that inspired my Upcycled Flip Flop Freedom Sign project today!

Check out my post of 31 of the BEST Recycled Crafts and Upcycled Inspiration click the link and save the pin!

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Creatively, Beth

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