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. Friday, April 27th, 2018
      thank you for the idea on using a paper shoe. I am having a Womwn's Conference next year and i was thinking of something to use for my decorations on the tables and still keep it simple. I need to know what kind of paper to use specifically using different colors for them?

      God Bless
      Missionary Teresa Darden
    2. ann goodfellow
      Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
      How did you do the black shoes? How do you see the lines or pattern? I really would like to do black for our tables! Thanks so much--this is a wonderful idea!
      • Cindy
        Friday, March 9th, 2018
        Hi Ann,

        After you do the first one you will know where to fold and can kind of eyeball it. I have also used a white chalk pencil (used for marking in sewing) to mark the lines on dark paper. I hope this helps.
    3. mata
      Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
      thank you for the idea. I'm responsible for organizing our RS activity here at our small branch in France. thank you
    4. Linda Nelson
      Thursday, October 19th, 2017
      Made your witch shoes they are soooo cute!
    5. Carla
      Thursday, October 5th, 2017
      LOOOOVE this I am making this for my students!
      Thank you so very much
    6. Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
      I am having trouble getting all of it to print on my paper. is there a way to do this without making the shoe templet smaller ? Love all of your ideas sooooo cute.
    7. Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
      Still one of my favorite crafts for the fall. Thanks for the template!
    8. Sharon Butterfield
      Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
      I am unable to open the shoe templates
    9. Deborah Hunkapiller
      Friday, September 9th, 2016
      Love this and want to make for cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer center. Unable to download template. Can you tell me how to get the pattern please.
    10. Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
      Oh my gosh, these are so adorable - love it to bits! I bookmarked it for this year's Halloween!
    11. Marlene Evans
      Friday, October 24th, 2014
      Really enjoyed making these and they came out really cute. Thanks.
    12. 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.
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    16. Scrappin' and Lovin'
      Sunday, October 6th, 2013
      I saw *Rook No.17's Charitable Gift Giving with a Fanciful Twist -- Glittered Gift Box Tutorial and it was gorgeous. I decided I was going to make it. It required plastic shoes from The Dollar Tree, which I do not have access to and I was really down as I HAD to make this project! I then stumbled across this and I found my solution, thank you! I've already made the box from a cereal box cut in half, now I just need to paint it and make the shoe! I'll be busy for a while! This is so cute, I can't wait to make it!
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    18. Chelsie
      Saturday, September 14th, 2013
      FYI When you print the pattern the fold lines don't show up.
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    23. 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.
    24. 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?
    25. SARA
      Sunday, October 21st, 2012
    26. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
      What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!
    27. Kaye
      Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
      What a wonderful idea!!! I love it and going to make some for Halloween
    28. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
      Just downloaded your template for the witch shoe...thank you so it....
    29. Carol O
      Friday, August 3rd, 2012
      These are too cute thank you for sharing!
    30. Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
      Love these! What a great idea!

      Love Joan xx
    31. Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
      Hello.This post was really motivating, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this matter last Monday.
    32. 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:
    33. Monday, March 12th, 2012
      I do accept as true with all of the ideas you've presented for your post. They are really convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for starters. Could you please prolong them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.
    34. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
      Thank you for this wonderful webpage!
    35. 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:
    36. Petrin Diaz
      Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
      This is so cute...i think i will make a pair #7!...lovely
    37. 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!
    38. 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!
    39. jessica vd wal
      Monday, October 31st, 2011
      thank you for this nice template
    40. Sunday, October 30th, 2011
      Thanks so much for sharing this template... I really enjoy your projects....
    41. 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!!!
    42. Chris Pochatek
      Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
      What a great idea! My mother in law would love this filled with flowers for her birthday!
    43. 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
    44. 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.
    45. 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
    46. 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
    47. Monday, October 18th, 2010
      thanks soooooo much!
    48. Monday, October 18th, 2010
      Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just love it! I used it to make a party favor-witches shoe and it is just too cute. So fun-thanks for sharing!! TOODLES-Angela
      You can find it here:
    49. Mercedes
      Sunday, October 17th, 2010
      OMG.........These are the cutest things. I'm always looking for new projects to make for the Teacher's at work and I'm already making them for Halloween and putting sweet treats inside. And for Xmas they'll look cute in xmas colors to. Thank you so much. But what about Thanksgiving! have any ideals?
    50. Nancy S
      Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
      Thank you! my dd is having cinderella bday party and I couldn't find a shoe invitation, now I have :)
    51. Thelma
      Thursday, July 1st, 2010
      Thank you for this pattern. I have just completed cutting out 160 of these cuties using my Cricket machine! Michele from Scrapping Table was so wonderful to help me get this in the right format so I could get this done quickly. We will be using them at a ladies' meeting in the fall. Instead of using the liner, we will be stuffing a small bit of tissue paper inside the shoe and adding nail polish, lip stick or etc. The theme of the meeting is "Walking With the Lord" so these shoes are so appropriate! Again thanks for sharing.

    52. SablBabl
      Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
      Thanks for the Template. It's so great. I need it for a birthday present for my best girlfriend - and she like shoes.

      Greatings from Austria

    53. Natalie
      Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
      I'm helping some young girls make these for their moms for Mother's Day with a little card that says "No one else can fill my Mothers shoes!" Thank you for the pattern! It's fabulous!
    54. Jo Noblett
      Monday, February 15th, 2010
      These are great. I made them in October and gave them out to my "Visiting Teaching List" and then again in December for Enrichment Night. Everyone just loved them.
    55. Michelle
      Thursday, October 29th, 2009
      These are sooooo precious!! I have to make them!!
    56. Sunday, October 18th, 2009
      So cute!! I'll be making these immediately
    57. Saturday, October 17th, 2009
      Cutest thing ever! Thanks so much for sharing this!
    58. Tammy
      Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
      Very cute! Thanks so much!
    59. Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
      Cute ideas
    60. Stacie
      Monday, October 5th, 2009
      These are just darling! Thank you so much for sharing. I just can't seem to get enough of them.
    61. Sarah
      Friday, October 2nd, 2009
      Oh my GOSH!! This is THE cutest thing I have ever seen. I went right away and made one. cute, cute, CUTE!! Thank you SOOOOOO much for sharing!!!
    62. Friday, October 2nd, 2009
      Geez - I totally ADORE this! I found your blog through The Daily Digi and now you´re in my bookmarks. Love everything here!
    63. glo
      Saturday, September 19th, 2009 these shoes
    64. Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
      This template came as a God sent! What an amazingly creative idea. Needed a table decor idea for a Ladies High Tea and came across this! Will def be making these!
    65. wendy
      Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
      the shoe is great, made mine for a birthday treat for my daughter inlaw who loves shoes.
      thank you so much for the template

    66. ellen
      Saturday, February 28th, 2009
      i can't the templates to work so i can copy them. i right clicked and left clicked. am i doing something wrong . thanks
    67. PATRICIA
      Saturday, February 14th, 2009
    68. Beth
      Thursday, January 29th, 2009
      Oh these are beautiful! I love all of the additional inspiration - using wallpaper or wrapping papers, glitzing them up. Then giving as gifts or as decorations, or a themed Christas tree decorations, a "Shoe Tree". If I had a boutique or shoe store, I'd put the tree up and leave it year-round.
    69. Fran
      Friday, November 21st, 2008
      Love the shoes. Does the pattern need to be enlarged or made up with the size I printed out.
      Thank you
      Please email me at and let me know.
    70. Saturday, November 1st, 2008
      Lady, you've done it again!
      Fabulous idea.....
      Great for sooo many occaisions
    71. Friday, October 31st, 2008
      I love these shoes - too cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    72. Friday, October 31st, 2008
      Thanks for the idea! I am going to have to post it on the blog and give you all the credit!
    73. Karin
      Thursday, October 30th, 2008
      I just made these for a luncheon I'm having on Halloween. They are so cute on the website but even cuter (if you can believe it) in person. Great idea!
    74. Thursday, October 30th, 2008
      Cute! And I love the colors! I'll be linking!
    75. Thursday, October 30th, 2008
      Love it! I am going to make it and tweak it to fit a ladies night out party favor sometime in the future. thanks!
    76. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
      These are amazingly cute, and you did a great job with them!
    77. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
      So so so cute!
    78. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
      oh. my. gosh. those are PRECIOUS!!! i know what i'm making tomorrow!
    79. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
      This is super cute!!! Found your blog through SITS and I LOVE your blog!!! So awesome!
    80. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
      I love this idea...especially with red glitter as you mentioned for a Wizard of Oz theme! :)
    81. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
      I love it!
    82. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
      Woo-hoo! These will be awesome treats for my twins' princess themed b-day party! Thanks!
    83. Midwest Mainer
      Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
      You are right, this is great. Thank you.
    84. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
      this is adorable, i am having a pregnant group get together. and i think ill do these in baby pastels, oh how cute!! with little bottles and paci's as adornments.
    85. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
      those are so cute!