I have a lot of craft shows coming up and I wanted to include some Halloween goodies in an attractive package. Shoes were my answer! I had made paper shoes before but this time I thought I would go way out and decorate it to the T's. I think I succeeded so well that you can hardly see the shoe in the picture. Each shoe was made using retired Halloween DSP.
Inside the shoe I place 3 cello packs filled with candy. The tops of each of the cello packs were decorated using retired Halloween stamps and a few embellishments. On the cello packs themselves I adhered a large black bug. You can see the bug better in the picture below. I had the stamp for this bug for some time, but had not used it before until now. After stamping it I covered it with Crystal Effects and cut it out. It's rather creepy looking. I really don't like bugs, especially big ones.
The top front of the shoe was decorated with a grungy looking flowers and then I tied a large black bow above it.
To keep the cello packs stable and prevent the shoe from falling over I tied a second ribbon around them near the top.
No package is complete without a tag, so I used the stamp set "Mingle All the Way" and die cut it with a Banners framelits. Above the sentiment I adhered some Washi tape, then a bat using the retired bat punch. This tag was attached to the top ribbon.
As I'm not sure how well they will sell, I made 2 for Halloween and 2 for Thanksgiving - as a test run for future sales.
I used the template for the witches shoe designed by Ellen Hudson, which a number of years ago I was able to download for free. Now there's a fee. However, I did find a comparable template here
The shoe is very easy to assemble. What takes the time is decorating it.
The pictures aren't the best, but I hope you can see enough of the project. I think they would be perfect as a gift for an office mate, a hostess gift, as a table decoration - well the possiblities are endless.