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Baby shower favor ideas - How to craft a baby shoe

Updated on September 28, 2014
Baby shoe favor trinket
Baby shoe favor trinket | Source

How to make these adorable Baby Shoe Baby Shower Favors

I am so excited to be crafting baby shower favors for my best friend and I find this task so special that I decided to create something really meaningful. It is her first baby girl and if this little girl is anything like her mom she will be a shoe and a chocolate lover... So from the beginning I decided to combine my friend biggest cravings into a fun paper baby shoe filled with Hersheys kisses and adorned with a special thank you message. A perfect little baby show favor to give to all her baby shower guests. The project was really fun and the baby shower favors were simple to craft, specially because I was able to download a free template for the shoes online from a blogger friend in Brazil and that made the task much easier to be completed. The process was so fun that I decided to create this page to share with you the results of my first attempt to craft baby shower favors. I also give you the step by step instruction on how to craft these fun little shoes followed by a link to the template. I found that it is much easier to achieve good results by using the template as a cutting guide. So hope you enjoy my step by step instructions, the template included in this page as well as the pictures of my little shoes. It is always so precious when a new baby is coming into the world and there is truly nothing better to do than to be able to craft something special, with love, for a friend that I love.

Last updated: 07/26/14


Baby shoe baby shower favor template
Baby shoe baby shower favor template

Baby-shoe Cut-Out Template

For this project I used this template as a cutting guide for the paper baby shoe. My recommendation is that you enlarge the shoe and print in a white sheet of paper until you find the perfect size for your needs. I needed my shoe to be considerably large and I made sure that the template fit a 8 and a half by 11 sheet of paper perfectly. the reason why i wanted the shoes to be a little bigger is because I want to fill it up with Hershey's kisses so I needed a little more inside room. However if you plan not to fill it up with any candy or you plan to use smaller candy such as jelly beans, mints and other you can make the shoe a little smaller as well, a suggestion is to place two templates on a 8 and half by 11 sheet of paper so there is no waist.

Template Translations

Frente = Front

Colar aqui = Glue here

Link for downloadable large template picture available at the end of this article.

Materials

1.Scissors

2.Glue

3.Cardstock Paper

4. Ribbon and/or embellishments

Cutout of paper baby shoe baby shower favor
Cutout of paper baby shoe baby shower favor

Step by step instructions

* Pick a nice colorful or decorative cardboard paper.

* Print the cutout template pattern on the backside of the cardboard paper.

* Cut around the lines.

* Fold all the support squares 90 degree in the direction of the backside of the cardboard paper.

* Glue all the support squares to the base of the shoe, using the center dots as your guide.

* Glue the band.

* Add Ribbon, Button or any other fun accent.

* Add a message tag.

Project in Progress Pictures

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All my template cut outs in all the different cardboard colors I choose.Picture of the gluing process. folding the squares and gluing them to the base.Picture of 5 assembled shoes. I will be crafting 25 so 20 to goThis picture showcases 5 assembled shoes in my color and print selection. Love the colors and I cannot wait to place the embellishments. Time to get more assembled!
All my template cut outs in all the different cardboard colors I choose.
All my template cut outs in all the different cardboard colors I choose.
Picture of the gluing process. folding the squares and gluing them to the base.
Picture of the gluing process. folding the squares and gluing them to the base.
Picture of 5 assembled shoes. I will be crafting 25 so 20 to go
Picture of 5 assembled shoes. I will be crafting 25 so 20 to go
This picture showcases 5 assembled shoes in my color and print selection. Love the colors and I cannot wait to place the embellishments. Time to get more assembled!
This picture showcases 5 assembled shoes in my color and print selection. Love the colors and I cannot wait to place the embellishments. Time to get more assembled!

Almost ready.

Baby shower baby shoe
Baby shower baby shoe

These are my colorful selection of assembled shoes. I will still place embellishments as well as fill it up with goodies.

The Finale! Complete set of little baby shoes - Decorated with button, ribbon and tissue and filled up with goodies

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Details Paper Baby ShoeDetails Paper Baby ShoeFinally Displayed
Details Paper Baby Shoe
Details Paper Baby Shoe
Details Paper Baby Shoe
Details Paper Baby Shoe
Finally Displayed
Finally Displayed

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      Ranjani Varadpande 11 months ago

      beautiful work thanks a LOT for sharing ,only little late I saw this as I could have made few for my grand child's baby shower ! I dont know if I can use this idea for the first birthday I am 71y.doubt can make many as return gift !!THANKS AGAIN

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      Di 13 months ago

      Got an up coming baby shower, they look easy enough to make. Will give it a go, thank you for the easy direction to follow.

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      Linda F Correa 3 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Very cute and original idea

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @paynui: Thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed it!

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @LynetteBell: Thank you!

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @johnsja: I am so glad you enjoyed it. Hope you can use this project for your next baby shower party!

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      Lynda Makara 3 years ago from California

      These are so cute!

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @OhMe: Thank you! I am glad you liked them. They will look adorable in any color or print.

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @favored: Thank you!

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @lesliesinclair: Thank you very much for the tip. I will make sure to get those corrected asap.

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      Michelle Mafra 3 years ago from Corona CA

      @lesliesinclair: Thank you very much! I am glad you liked it.

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      MaryRoseFitz 3 years ago

      What a wonderful idea - I have a baby shower to go to in a couple on months and will certainly have a go to make these.

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      suzyjahi 3 years ago

      Love Them so beautiful and cute!!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Such adorable items! Thanks for this feature. - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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      diegocomercio 4 years ago

      Nice unexpensive ideas

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      taurus_greeneyes 4 years ago

      Such a cute lens!! Something to look into next time I want to be crafty!!

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      taurus_greeneyes 4 years ago

      Such a cute lens!! Something to look into next time I want to be crafty!!

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      Dawn Romine 4 years ago from Nebraska

      Very cute idea, will have to keep it in mind for the future

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      Michelle Mafra 4 years ago from Corona CA

      @takkhisa: Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed it:)

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      Michelle Mafra 4 years ago from Corona CA

      @TipsForMoms: I am so happy you liked them. they were surely Crafted with Love!

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Great idea! Easy to use template! Thanks.

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      shewins 4 years ago

      Very clever, love them.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These are so cute.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      This is sooooo cute and crafty, Maximports! I am sure your friend and the invitees were all thrilled! Congratulations on your well-deserved LOTD too!!!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      Adorable! What a cute idea!!

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Very sweet and most practical!

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      Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Very cute! I love this idea for baby showers.

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Great idea for baby shower! Wonder if you could do these in felt as well for easy baby doll shoes.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Having the template is a nice touch.

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      paynui 4 years ago

      Such a clever idea.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Nice idea!

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      I recently hosted a baby shower for my sister in law. Wish I had seen this sooner. They are gorgeous.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These are precious and would be fun to decorate with for a baby shower

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      So cute. A nice craft for a baby shower that can be personalized with the theme.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      a tip for deletion: I couldn't read your text blocks because they are too large. Maybe some other potential readers would skip over the page.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      Sweet and simple tutorial for how to make this baby shower item. It will surely add to the festivities.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Wow, great idea and the paper shoes here look very cute :)

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      TipsForMoms 4 years ago

      Those are adorable! Very nice lens.