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DIY Shoe Crafts to Make with Mom on Mother's Day

Updated: May 15, 2023

This Mother's Day, let's make something special with mom! Making shoe crafts is a great way to spend quality time together and create something meaningful that you both will cherish for a long time. These shoes won’t help with foot conditions like hammertoes, blisters, bunions, or plantar fasciitis, but they will give you quality time together.

From embellishing your favorite shoes to creating a pair of sandals from scratch, there are plenty of creative DIY shoe crafts that you can do together. With just a few supplies and some imagination, you'll be able to make something unique and special for your mom or together with your kids this Mother's Day. So let's get started!

Diy Galaxy Shoes Sparkly Ballet Shoes Craft Learning to Lace and Tie Your Shoes Shoe Flower Pot Create Your Own Decorated Tennis Shoes Aetrex Jillian Braided Quarter Strap Sandal Final Thoughts

Diy Galaxy Shoes

Galaxy Shoes Mother's Day Craft

Our first craft is by the Kids' Craft Room. This Sharpie craft is the perfect way to add personality to your shoes. It works best with white canvas shoes and is easy enough for younger children to join in with a bit of help.

To create this out-of-this-world shoe, you'll need the following:

  • Canvas Shoes

  • Sharpie Permanent Markers

  • Rubbing Alcohol

  • White Paint

  • Masking Tape

  • Paint Brush

Gather all your supplies, your mom or kids, and follow along with Kids’ Craft Room in 10 easy steps. Make a pair for the whole family and wear them out for Mother's Day!

Sparkly Ballet Shoes Craft

Sparkly Ballet Shoe Mother's Day

Up next, we have a ballet shoe craft by Artsy Momma. Instead of using shoes, this craft uses common art supplies to make a picture of ballet shoes. It requires a lot of glitter so be sure to cover your work area before going glitter crazy.

These sparkly ballet shoes need the following:

  • Free Artsy Momma ballet shoes coloring page

  • Glue

  • Paintbrush

  • Glitter

  • 2 Jewel Gems

  • Markers

  • Optional – Stickers

Since this craft comes with a coloring sheet, it’s a quick and easy craft for all ages to make. Add a cute line such as, “You make my heart dance,” or “Life is pointless without you,” and turn your craft into a card for Mother’s Day.

Learning to Lace and Tie Your Shoe Craft

Lace & Tie Your Shoe Craft Mother's Day

This next craft is a great learning tool as well as a fun craft you can do together. Shoes can be cute, stylish, and fun to wear, but learning how to tie them isn’t always easy. The good news is that learning to tie and lace your shoes can be fun. This shoe craft by Repeat Crafter Me is an interesting way to decorate a shoe and then learn how to lace and tie it. With the right technique, your children can quickly and easily put on their shoes with no hassle.

You’ll need the following materials for this craft:

  • Cardboard

  • Shoe Printable: CLICK HERE to Download

  • Yarn (or String or Ribbon)

  • Hole Punch

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Markers for Coloring

When you’ve finished with this craft, it’ll be a great tool you can keep long after Mother’s Day to help your children get better at tying their shoes.

Shoe Flower Pot

Shoe Vase Mother's Day Craft

Now here’s a craft you can use for old shoes no one is wearing any more. This is a creative way to keep shoes that have sentimental value but are now too small. If you're looking for a creative way to repurpose your old shoes, look no further than this shoe flower pot. This craft is a great way to upcycle your old heels and turn them into something unique and beautiful. With just a few supplies, you can create an eye-catching flower pot that will add a touch of style to any room in your home. Plus, it's an easy project that anyone can do! So grab those old shoes and get ready to turn them into something special with the shoe flower pot. Easy Peasy and Fun’s shoe craft shows you exactly how to do this and the heels they’ve recycled look great!

To make this shoe flower pot craft you’ll need:

  • An Old Shoe (high heels are just fabulous)

  • Golden Acrylic Spray Paint

  • Planting Soil

  • Plants that don’t need much watering and don’t grow many roots (succulents work out the best)

It looks like with a little cleaning, spray paint, soil, and a succulent you can turn a fabulous pair of heels into a gorgeous centerpiece. If your mom is giving away an old pair of heels, you could easily repurpose them with this craft and surprise her for Mother’s Day. It’ll be a gift she’ll treasure forever.

Create Your Own Decorated Tennis Shoes

Tennis Shoes Mother's Day Craft

Our last craft is another way to decorate a pair of shoes. Instead of Sharpies, this craft adds sparkle in a different way. Childhood 101’s craft uses fabric markers and jewels to jazz up their shoes. With a few simple supplies and some crafty know-how, you can make a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes that will be sure to make your mom smile. From adding jewels to painting intricate designs, there are plenty of ways to customize your shoes and make them truly special. So get ready to get creative and start creating the perfect gift for the special mother in your life!

  • A pair of white, canvas tennis shoes

  • A set of fabric markers

  • Small, decorative costume jewels

  • Hot glue gun

Following Childhood 101’s four easy steps, you can turn a pair of canvas tennis shoes into a work of art. This is another fun craft the whole family can make and wear together for Mother’s Day.

Aetrex Jillian Braided Quarter Strap Sandal

Women wearing Aetrex Jillian Braided Quarter Strap Sandal

Looking for a gift for mom that's not a craft but a real shoe? We've got you covered there as well. This fully adjustable sandal has Aetrex's Signature Arch Support, memory foam cushioning, a padded heel for extra comfort, strategically placed straps, and ultra-light cork midsole. All these features are designed to make this shoe a great fit for feet in need of comfort.

The Aetrex Orthotic System is Built-In to every pair:

  • Arch support helps to stabilize and align feet

  • Arch support helps to relieve common foot pain and plantar fasciitis

  • The memory foam footbed provides cushioning and comfort


  • Adjustability: Hook & loop closures

  • Upper Material: Genuine leather

  • Midsole Material: Memory foam and ultra-light cork

  • Footbed Lining Material: Soft microfiber treated with antimicrobial technology to help fight everyday odors

  • Outsole Material: Blown rubber for lightweight durability

  • Removable Insole: None

  • Heel Height: 1.1"

  • Met bar pod to help relieve ball-of-foot discomfort

  • Padded collar for extra cushioning

Final Thoughts

Crafting something is a great way to show your love and appreciation for someone special. Whether it's for Mother's Day or just to show your appreciation, crafts can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. With the right tools and materials, you can create fun shoe craft ideas that are unique and personalized to the recipient. These DIY shoe crafts give you the ability to create something truly special that will be treasured forever.


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