How to make Paper Witch Shoes

    Posted by  ·  October 28, 2008

    I think these paper witch shoes are quite possibly the cutest party favor box ever! What a great Halloween craft. Really they can be changed up for any occasion making a party extra special.

    These paper shoes designed by designer Ellen Hutson are simple to make and so cute.  I made witch shoes because I was having a lunch to celebrate three friends birthdays the week of Halloween.

    I think they would be fun with pretty paper for a little girls princess party, a bridesmaid luncheon or girls lunch. I can even see them done in red glitter for a Wizard of Oz party.

    I filled the shoes with chocoIate and set them on the center of the plate. It made the table look really festive.

    To make your own paper shoes download the templates. Trace around the templates onto cardstock for the shoe and onto paper for the lining.  Score all dotted lines with a bone folder.  I used glue stick  to put the shoe together.  Miniature clothes pins worked wonderfully to hold the shoes together while drying. Embellish the shoes to fit your party theme.

    Paper Shoe Template

    Paper Shoe Lining Template

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    1. Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
      Great Idea ! I made it as a gift and after that sold a couple of them ! Visit my blog to see the final production !

      Hugs, Yone
    2. Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
      thank you for posting these, I love them , Ive been looking for this pattern for a long time now. see mine on my blog. again thank you so much for the templates. Rose
    3. Lori
      Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
      I'm love these and I'm making about 20 for my sisters Bridal Shower, I have about 4 to go. When you go to a craft store, I suggest finding a paper you like that has a nice pattern ON BOTH SIDES. This will eliminate the need for the inner soul pattern all together. Also, the paper with a pattern on both sides is more sturdy. It cuts the time in half. They are adorable. I'm using elmer's glue.
    4. Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
      does any one have the pattern i can have in jpf format,,,I cannot downlaod the pdf files ,,the witch shoe is very pretty,,,would like to make them for a bridal shower in white and lace
    5. Chris Pochatek
      Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
      What a great idea! My mother in law would love this filled with flowers for her birthday!
    6. Friday, October 28th, 2011
      We used this pattern for our ladies banquet this year- I made over 50 of these babies! make sure not to skip the bone folder step- it helps sooooo much!!!
    7. Sunday, October 30th, 2011
      Thanks so much for sharing this template... I really enjoy your projects....
    8. jessica vd wal
      Monday, October 31st, 2011
      thank you for this nice template
    9. Friday, November 4th, 2011
      I think these are the cutest Halloween favor I've ever seen! I featured them and you on Friday Friends! on my blog. Thanks for all the work you do so we blog-readers can benefit. I love your ideas!
    10. Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
      Loved this tutorial. I did a Holiday Shoe for a friend and posted the pic on my blog today. I hope you don't mind that I linked you in the post. Thanks for the incredibly easy to follow instructions!
    11. Petrin Diaz
      Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
      This is so cute...i think i will make a pair #7!...lovely
    12. Friday, January 13th, 2012
      Thanks for this template! I cut mine out on a sheet of transparency and made glass slippers for my daughter's princess party! See here:
    13. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
      Thank you for this wonderful webpage!
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    15. Alison Dent
      Sunday, March 18th, 2012
      Many thanks for sharing your template for the shoe, it is lovely! I have made one in red metallic for my mum for Mothering Sunday. You can find it here:
    16. Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
      Hello.This post was really motivating, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this matter last Monday.
    17. Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      Love these! What a great idea!

      Love Joan xx
    18. Carol O
      Friday, August 3rd, 2012
      These are too cute thank you for sharing!
    19. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
      Just downloaded your template for the witch shoe...thank you so it....
    20. Kaye
      Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
      What a wonderful idea!!! I love it and going to make some for Halloween
    21. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
      What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!
    22. SARA
      Sunday, October 21st, 2012
    23. Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
      Hello! I have used your shoe template to make party favor containers at my daughter's birthday party. I'd like to place a link to your blog on my own blog, but I'm new at this and having trouble. How should I link to your post?
    24. Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
      Hello. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project. I used it to make a shoe decoration for my daughter's birthday party. It will be featured on my blog tomorrow with a link back to your blog.
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      Saturday, September 14th, 2013
      FYI When you print the pattern the fold lines don't show up.
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    35. julie
      Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
      I am having the same problem as others! When I print the main shoe pattern the fold lines are not showing up! Is there a reason why that is happening??
      • Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
        I am not sure. Let me check on it.
    36. Marlene Evans
      Friday, October 24th, 2014
      Really enjoyed making these and they came out really cute. Thanks.