Among the small treats that make me happy (in no particular order): chocolate, coffee, sheets of Lokta paper, new felt tip pens and, now, flip flop bracelets! I love mixing different color palettes on my wrist with stacks of these recycled bangles, and I absolutely love the story behind them.
These bracelets are made by a group of women in Mali (West Africa), who collect worn out flip flops, melt them down and draw the plastic into colorful loops. Everyday flip flops are reborn as unique, handmade bangles. One can only guess the journey each one of these lovely trinkets has taken.
The story alone inspires gift giving, so I bundled a few of my favorites together and added a little PS style. Using a few products (listed below) and this printable tag template you too can share the story and the style of these wonderful bracelets.
Square Craft Box
Lace Starburst Rubber Stamp
Berrylicious Color Box Inkpad
Fuchsia Satin Ribbon
Flip Flop Bracelets
Strawberry Solid Paper (to print the template)