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DIY Barefoot Baby Sandals

Hi, Virginia here today! My niece recently had a new baby and I’ve been on the hunt for a fun and easy project to make. These elastic sandals are the easiest project I’ve ever made. You can literally put them together in about 2 minutes! In the end you’ll have the only footwear that will ever stay on an infant!  Here’s how:

DIY Barefoot Baby Sandals 

 You will need:

  • 4 pieces of elastic (between 4-5” depending on the age of the baby) May Arts has lots of elastic options and colors!
  • 2 cut out frayed flowers
  • Hot Glue
  • 2 small circles of felt


This is how to assemble the Elastic Baby sandals: DIY Barefoot Baby Sandals


  • Hot glue each strip of elastic into a circle, overlapping the ends by about ½”.
  • Glue 2 circles together to make a figure 8.
  • Glue the frayed flower in the center where the elastic circles are joined together.
  • Glue the felt circle to the backside of the flower, sandwiching the elastic between it and the flower.

DIY Barefoot Baby Sandals

 Can you believe how easy it is?!

 DIY Barefoot Baby Sandals

By switching up the color and style of May Arts Elastic baby can have a set to wear with every outfit!

 DIY Barefoot Baby Sandals

Thanks for joining me today for this fun and quick tutorial!

 By Virginia Fynes


Other Supplies Used:

  • Hot glue
  • Felt


  1. TracyM #6773

    These are ADORABLE Virginia – THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration and tutorial!!!

  2. Jo-Anna

    These are the cutest little sandals ever!! LOVE them!!

  3. Georgia Cressman

    Fabulous….what a fun use of ribbon!!

  4. Shellye McDaniel

    love how these turned out Virginia! they look intimidating to make, but you definitely made it look much easier!

  5. Denise Sullivan

    My grand daughter is 18 months old and her cute chubby little feet would look so cute with these on her feet. Thank you for the wonderful craft project.

  6. Valerie Gee

    Oh my gosh this is super adorable! Simple, beautiful, and I love how you can still see the cute little tootsies! TFS!!!! <3


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