Lately, it seems that just about every clothing, grocery, even dollar store has devoted entire sections in preparation for the inevitable doom that awaits us: summer. It’s not that I dread the hot weather (yes it is), but rather, the really, REALLY hot weather. You know what I mean; the “it’s not so bad in the shade” weather that actually is kind of miserable even in the shade, even at 2 a.m. THAT weather.
It took me a few years to get over the guilt of spending entire, summer days in the house. On the face of it, what kind of slothful person wastes a day of beautiful weather by staying indoors? The answer: the kind of person that melts in 108 degree weather. My best rationalization for this scandalous behavior is noting that back east, they have these events called “snowstorms” that keep people indoors. We Central Californians wouldn’t know about those — or really, any weather event that involves water (very cold or otherwise). East Coasters hide from snow; some of us in the Valley hide from heat.
Regardless, all the stores and shopping outlets are preparing us for the next (sweltering) six months by stocking up on the summer classics: sunscreen, swim towels, flip-flops.
Today’s DIY is a cheap, fun activity that is so quick it will only keep you indoors for a few minutes (and you’ll have to find another activity to avoid the great, scorching outdoors). Next time you’re at virtually any store, anywhere in town, pick up a pair of those classic $3 rubber flip-flops. Then, grab a few packets of self-adhesive gems at the craft store and get ready to glam. In mere minutes you’ll have a sassy pair of rhinestone flip-flops perfect for the strutting by the pool, sauntering down the beach, or cowering indoors.
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What you’ll need:
• 1 pair of classic flip-flops
• self-adhesive rhinestones
Press the self-sticking gem firmly onto the straps of the flip-flop. Continue to apply the rhinestones in a pattern of your choice, then repeat the process for the second shoe.