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Perfect for when you're missing the beach. Take a little glass bowl and put some sand in it. Then decorate with seashells, a little chair, an umbrella; whatever reminds you of the beach. It would also be cute to give to a hostess at a beach themed summer party.
Pack a picnic basket and invite your friends to a long, relaxed afternoon on the beach. Make an invitation, using a flip-flop with pearl-decorated straps. Add some paper flowers and sea shells, and get ready for an afternoon of fun in the sun.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: one invitation
Photo 1: The pattern for the flip-flop.
Photo 2: Score the light green sea-themed cardstock in half.
Photo 3: Cover the flip-flop with the green sugar paper and make some straps.
Photo 4: Decorate the straps of the flip-flop with pearl stickers and glue the white flower on the flip-flop.
Photo 5: The completed invitation.
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