Santa may get all the credit for the big reveal on Christmas morning, but he is not a one man team! The merry elves of the North Pole help to make all the gifts, wrap them up and get the sleigh ready for Christmas night. Santa’s tiny helpers seem to have a standard elf costume including comfy green outfits, coordinating hats and pointy shoes. Recreate the footwear of this elfish look using basic faux suede boots, a little felt and a handful of jingle bells. Our DIY Elf Boots will have you spreading Christmas cheer loud enough for all to hear!
Follow the steps below if you’d like to add this spritely footwear to your costume closet. The pair seen here was made, shot and written about by Tara from Spot of Tea Designs to coordinate with this Cozy DIY Elf Hoodie.
DIY Elf Shoes Supplies
- Basic faux suede boots
- Felt – green, red
- Egg crate
- Jingle bells
- Fabric scissors
- Masking tape
- Hot glue gun
- Safety pins
- (2) Shimmer pom poms
- Needle and red thread
Cut out the center cone shape from an egg carton. Place on the toe area of the boots and use masking tape to adhere in place. You may also desire to create more of a point made out of masking tape.
Lay the boot on its side and trace the basic shape on the green felt. Allow for plenty of extra fabric to help wrap it on the sides.
Create a second identical green felt shape.
Wrap these pieces around the shoes, using safety pins to hold them in place. The safety pins won’t be used in the final boot, but only to help hold the felt as you adhere it using hot glue. Remove the safety pins as you continue to wrap the felt shape around the boot.
Add a little fun and jingle with the help of bells! First cut a piece of red felt that fill fit around the boot. Cut triangle shapes along the bottom.
Attach bells to each of these felt points using needle and thread.
Attach the red felt cuff to the top of the boots using hot glue.
Add a little bit of whimsy with the addition of a white shimmer pom on the pointy end of the boot.
Your DIY Elf Boots are ready to bring an extra bit of festive spirit to your Christmas dinner, photos with Santa or Christmas shopping adventures!
Get extra cheery points when rocking it wearing your DIY Elf Hoodie!