So here is how I did it.
16 flip flops ( found @ thrift stores and dollar tree)
piece of foam board (found @thrift store)
strips of fabric to cover foam board (made from a sheet I found @ thrift store, you can't really see it, but if you look close (click to enlarge pic) between the 2 lime ff at the bottom of the pics you will see it
flat assorted gems, have had for years
large eyed needle
Decide how large you want your wreath. I traced a grapevine wreath on the foam board and cut it out to make my wreath base. I have a storm door and there is not a lot of clearance between the front door and the storm door so I wanted the finished wreath to be as unbulky as possible.
Started laying out my flip flops, the first layer I placed all the the toes to the inside. You will use your awl to make two holes thru the flip flop and thru the foam board, I used the large eyed needle threaded with the light weight wire to place the wire in the holes I made with the awl on each flip flop around the wreath to secure it to the wreath.
Then it's time to decorate. I had a bag of gems that I purchased years ago, probably at Michael's or Walmart and I just blinged them up. Add the silk flowers and you are ready to hang. Didn't it come out cute. I love it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, I'll try and help.
And the finished product....