Things You’ll Need
- Tissue paper in your preferred color
- Small paper cup
- White tissue paper
- White paper
- Glue stick
Fill tissue paper booties with candies for festive party favors. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
If you’re looking for an adorable party favor for a baby shower, these baby booties are a perfect fit. Made of tissue paper and a small paper cup, they can be assembled in just a few minutes. Create an assortment in various colors or match it to your shower’s color scheme.
One sheet of paper yields several squares. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Cut the tissue paper into a 10 inch by 10 inch square.
The paper ball will be the front of the bootie. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Crumple up a piece of plain white tissue paper into a ball that’s about 2 inches in diameter. You can also use cotton balls or even a piece of the colored tissue paper.
The small cup shown here is a bathroom cup used in dispensers. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Place the paper ball in front of a small paper cup, and then position it in the center of the tissue paper square facing one of the corners.
Start by covering the front of the bootie. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Take the corner facing the paper ball and cup and wrap it over, tucking the extra tissue into the cup.
There should be a little triangle in the front. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Fold in the corners to the left and right of the bootie, tucking in the extra tissue in the paper cup.
The tissue in the back overlaps the sides. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Fold the back corner of the tissue into the bootie, tucking in the extra tissue in the cup. The bootie should be completely wrapped in tissue now.
You can leave the second paper cup in place if you wish. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Place another paper cup in the cup of the bootie. Press down to lock in the tissue paper on the inside, and then remove the cup.
A ribbon bow makes an adorable shoelace. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Tie a ribbon beneath the rim of the paper cup, just above the paper ball. The ribbon keeps the paper from coming undone and also doubles as the shoelace for the bootie.
Use white paper for the rubber sidewalls. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
The booties look great as is, but to give them an extra stylish touch add sneaker details. For rubber sidewalls, cut a 1/2-inch strip of plain white paper and wrap it around the bottom of the bootie. Use a glue stick to adhere it.
The bootie is ready to be filled with candy. (Image: Jonathan Fong)
Cut a half circle out of the white paper that’s about 2 inches in diameter. Attach the half circle to the front of the bootie with a glue stick. Now the bootie has a rubber cap toe. Yes, this baby’s going to be on the go!
These also make great tree decorations for Baby’s first Christmas.