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How to make Paper Witch Shoes

Posted by  ·  October 28, 2008  ·  Last Updated: 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, August 21st, 2018
    Cant get lining for the shoe
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Linda Nelson
    Thursday, October 19th, 2017
    Made your witch shoes they are soooo cute!
  6. Carla
    Thursday, October 5th, 2017
    LOOOOVE this I am making this for my students!
    Thank you so very much
  7. 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.
  8. Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
    Still one of my favorite crafts for the fall. Thanks for the template! http://littleblueegg.com/witch-shoes/
  9. Sharon Butterfield
    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
    I am unable to open the shoe templates
  10. 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.
  11. Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
    Oh my gosh, these are so adorable - love it to bits! I bookmarked it for this year's Halloween!
  12. Marlene Evans
    Friday, October 24th, 2014
    Really enjoyed making these and they came out really cute. Thanks.
  13. 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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  15. Monday, November 11th, 2013
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  16. Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my site so i came to _return the favor_.I am attempting to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!
  17. 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!
  18. Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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  19. Chelsie
    Saturday, September 14th, 2013
    FYI When you print the pattern the fold lines don't show up.
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  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. www.thememorynest.blogpspot.com
  25. 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?
  26. SARA
    Sunday, October 21st, 2012
  27. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!
  28. Kaye
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    What a wonderful idea!!! I love it and going to make some for Halloween
  29. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Just downloaded your template for the witch shoe...thank you so much....love it....
  30. Carol O
    Friday, August 3rd, 2012
    These are too cute thank you for sharing!
  31. Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
    Love these! What a great idea!

    Love Joan xx
  32. Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
    Hello.This post was really motivating, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this matter last Monday.
  33. 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:
  34. 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.
  35. Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
    Thank you for this wonderful webpage!
  36. 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: http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/390470_10150492269617912_501652911_8880637_688483466_n.jpg
  37. Petrin Diaz
    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
    This is so cute...i think i will make a pair #7!...lovely
  38. 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!

  39. 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!
  40. jessica vd wal
    Monday, October 31st, 2011
    thank you for this nice template
  41. Sunday, October 30th, 2011
    Thanks so much for sharing this template... I really enjoy your projects....
  42. 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!!!
  43. Chris Pochatek
    Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
    What a great idea! My mother in law would love this filled with flowers for her birthday!
  44. clara bevans
    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
  45. 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.
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Monday, October 18th, 2010
    thanks soooooo much!
  49. 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: http://trulyinkspirational.blogspot.com/2010/10/party-favor-witches-shoe.html
  50. 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?
  51. 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 :)
  52. 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.

  53. 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

  54. 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!
  55. 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.
  56. Michelle
    Thursday, October 29th, 2009
    These are sooooo precious!! I have to make them!!
  57. Sunday, October 18th, 2009
    So cute!! I'll be making these immediately
  58. Saturday, October 17th, 2009
    Cutest thing ever! Thanks so much for sharing this!
  59. Tammy
    Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
    Very cute! Thanks so much!
  60. Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
    Cute ideas
  61. 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.
  62. 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!!!
  63. 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!
  64. glo
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    awesome...love these shoes
  65. Heidi De Mink
    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!
  66. 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

  67. 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
    Saturday, February 14th, 2009
  69. 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.
  70. 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 [email protected] and let me know.
  71. Saturday, November 1st, 2008
    Lady, you've done it again!
    Fabulous idea.....
    Great for sooo many occaisions
  72. Friday, October 31st, 2008
    I love these shoes - too cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
  73. 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!
  74. 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!
  75. Thursday, October 30th, 2008
    Cute! And I love the colors! I'll be linking!
  76. 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!
  77. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
    These are amazingly cute, and you did a great job with them!
  78. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
    So so so cute!
  79. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
    oh. my. gosh. those are PRECIOUS!!! i know what i'm making tomorrow!
  80. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
    This is super cute!!! Found your blog through SITS and I LOVE your blog!!! So awesome!
  81. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
    I love this idea...especially with red glitter as you mentioned for a Wizard of Oz theme! :)
  82. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
    I love it!
  83. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
    Woo-hoo! These will be awesome treats for my twins' princess themed b-day party! Thanks!
  84. Midwest Mainer
    Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
    You are right, this is great. Thank you.
  85. 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.
  86. Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
    those are so cute!