Start by printing out the flip flops template. Remember, there are two options to pick from. So be sure the print the correct one!
*Since I already made the Mother’s Day feet ahead of time, I will show you how to make them using the Birthday template.
Once printed, cut out the feet, and the tags. Make sure to cut off the black lines so they are no longer visible.
Tape the edges of the rectangle strips to the bottom of the shoe. Make sure to leave enough space for your bills!
Roll each dollar bill individually. Either direction is fine. But after making two sets, I preferred the backside of the bill facing out. I tried to roll each toe slightly larger than the last, so they resembled real toes.
I used all 1 dollar bills just for this post. But depending on how much you want to give, plan your bills accordingly.
Five $5 bills and six $1 bills = $31
Depending on where you go, that should cover a pedicure and a tip. If not, replace another dollar bill with a $5 bill.
Use a small piece of tape, to keep each bill from unraveling once it’s rolled into place.
When each bill is rolled and taped. Add an addition piece of tape, roll it and stick to the raw edge of the bill.
That will make sure the bill will stick to the inside of the foot. Then slide each bill inside the flip flop and make sure it is securely in place. Make sure to stagger each toe, so that it looks like real feet! The big toe on the inside of the foot, tapering downward.
Trust me, I got an entire foot completed before I realized I taped them the wrong direction on the wrong foot. 🤦🏻♀️
Talk about two left feet… 😂
After all the toes are correctly placed. (Use photo for reference) Next punch a hole in the heel of each foot.
Lace your ribbon or string through the punched out hole and tie in a bow.
TaDa! You are finished.
If you choose to, you can write a personal message on the sole of the foot.
Start by measuring the sides of your box. Using those measurements cut your scrapbook paper to fit each flap. If you choose to, you can line the inside of the box with paper as well. Once your paper is measured properly and cut to size, using a glue stick glue paper into place.
Quick tip: I like to put the glue directly on the paper first, before placing it on the box. I start by gluing half the page, at a time. It makes it easier to place on the box evenly, before the glue dries out. Once that half of the paper is securely placed on the box, rub it down and add glue to the second half.
I fully lined this box with watermelon paper. Sometimes however, I choose to only line the flaps of the box. You decide!
Once your box is lined, write the “One in a Melon” saying on with a marker or print out the letters in the download above onto cardstock. I prefer to co
I made the document green but once I put them on my watermelon paper, it didn’t pop out enough for me. So if you prefer your letters black instead, print the download in black and white. Using scissors, cut the letters out and use a glue stick to glue them into place.
When your box is completed, start by filling it with your decorative shred. I found mine had the dollar store. You can also find it at Hobby Lobby as well. Last but not least, place all of your gifts inside. If you have extra shred, consider covering the gifts before taping the box shut.
Thoughts by L:
I really enjoyed making this box! Not only because it was a gift for my mom but because it was bright and colorful. I am also a big fan of puns… I think they are punny!
When I grew up, I lived on the same road as my cousins. We spent a countless hours everyday, playing outside. Water fights, bicycle rides, floating the canal, playing sports, night games and more.
One summer day, my two cousins and I decided to go for a bike ride. A few minutes into our ride my cousin mentions that he needs a plant for his classes at school.
Near the edge of the bike path, we spotted a couple of cacti plants on the side of the hill.
Instead of digging out just one, all three of us should dig up our own individual cactus. Don’t ask me why…
We park our bikes on the bike path, and hiked up the small hillside to the cacti.
Also, if you don’t know this already… I grew up in Wyoming. Cactus really isn’t a super common plant there. They are also brown and ugly.
Not Wyoming, if that’s what your thinking… the cactus!
Shortly after starting our excavation, we realize we came completely unprepared for this particular job. We hadn’t brought any gardening tools, so we found some jagged rocks and proceeded to dig out our plants.
I decided to sit at the top of the dirt hill, directly above my plant…
Do you see where I’m going with this?
As I started digging, the dirt beneath me started to slide and… I slide right on top of that cactus!
I literally sat on a cactus. 😂
It really is a hilarious story in retrospect! You might think the worst part was actually sitting on the cactus…
It was the 5 minute bike ride home, after trying to pull out all of the pricks, that were stuck to my butt! Since of course, I had been wearing shorts!
I went home, not only with a sore behind but a bruised ego as well. My sweet cousins felt so bad after the helped me get home, that they went back to get the cactus that I sat on.
Don’t ask me why, I don’t know…
The next day, they gave it to me, so that I could throw it in the nearby canal. 😂
Why we threw it in the canal, I’m not sure 🤷🏻♀️ but then again we were only 10.
The moral of this story, is one: don’t ever dig up a cactus while sitting above it on a hill.
Second: we all know someone who really gets on our nerves. Who might be a little prickle or coarse. Making us wish we could tell them to “Go sit on a cactus!”