Baby Bootie Cup Ingredients (to make one baby bootie):
Styrofoam cup (I am using the 8oz. size for these instructions)
Clear nail polish-it must not have any tint to it
Baby Bootie Cup Instructions:
Take an 8oz. styrofoam cup and cut about and inch off of the top. (I like to cut 2 slits before I start to help ease the scissors into cutting).
Cut a slit starting at the top of the cup and cut downward until you are about an inch from the bottom of the cup. Make a matching slit with a space of an inch to an inch and a half in-between.
This will become the tongue of your shoe. Push the tongue back and bring the sides in to create flaps over the tongue.
Take your hole puncher and punch matching holes on each flap. Brush some clear nail polish inside each hole and let dry. (The nail polish has acetone in it so be careful not to use too much on the styrofoam. The acetone will melt the stryrofoam if overused.)
Lace the ribbon through the baby booties like you would a shoe.
Dress it up!
Place a tulle circle inside your bootie cup and fill with treats.
Here are some additional ideas to create a dressy look to your baby shower favor:
Add lace inside or around the edge to the cup.
Wrap with cellophane and curling ribbon for that extra touch.
Paint with acrylic paint or sparkle glaze
Some Baby Bootie Cup Variations:
You can use decorative scissors to cut the top of the baby bootie. It adds a nice touch to it.
Cut one hole on each side of the shoe instead of two.
Use paper cups instead of styrofoam. They have a lot of great designs on the cups that can really make cute baby booties.
Add some speed to your crafting! Instead of punching holes, place a dot of hot glue to the flaps to hold it together. Then hot glue a bow to it. It is both quick and beautiful!
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