I always find myself in slippers. Well, indoors at least. When I’m at home, the slippers are on. And when I travel, I’ve got a pair to wear around the Airbnb or hotel room. There are tons of cute slipper options out there, but I wanted something a little more custom. With a little super glue and some imagination, I was able to put together some adorable comfy slippers with just the flair I was after.
This DIY is easy enough for anyone to take on – yes, even those of you who dread the thought of crafting. I guarantee you’ll spend more time deciding on how you want your slippers to look than you will actually finishing this project!
Let’s hop into how to make these super simple slippers.
Watch the video here for all of the steps or keep reading for written instructions!
What You Need:
Picking Out Your Slippers and Patches
Like I said, here’s where you’ll spend your most time in this DIY project. Have fun with this part, but do make sure to check your measurements before ordering materials. Your patches need to be smaller in height than the height of your slipper strap. Most websites provide these measurements, but if they don’t, you should be safe with patches that are under 3” tall.
My patches were 3”, and they have a really slight overhang on the slipper strap that you can’t feel and isn’t noticeable.
Picking the Slippers
The key thing to remember for picking out your slippers for this project is that the strap across the front needs to be tall enough to hold a patch. I found so many slippers during my search that were two straps in the front, and I knew those wouldn’t work for the average height of most patches. Even though I used a sandal style of slipper, you could also use a closed-toe slipper for these!
Picking the Patches
I knew that I wanted Disney-inspired slippers to take when I go on overnight trips to stay at Walt Disney World, so I started by searching for Disney-inspired patches on Amazon, Etsy, and ShopDisney. Ultimately, I picked on these Cinderella Castle patches from Castle Doodle Co on Etsy. If you’re looking for Disney-inspired patches like I was, I recommend the patches from Castle Doodle Co’s shop or looking through another one of my favorite Etsy shops, Charmed and Cozy. Lastly, it doesn’t matter if you find iron-on or sew-on patches for this DIY since we’ll be attaching using super glue.
Making the Slippers
- Apply a good amount of super glue to the back of one of the patches. Make sure it isn’t running off of the edges of the patch, but make sure it’s thoroughly coated all over with glue.
- Flip the patch over carefully to start aligning on your slipper. Be careful not to get any of the glue on your fingers!
- Align the patch to the center of your slipper by hovering over the top of the slipper and estimating its placement.
- Once you feel good about where you’re going to put it, press it down into the slipper. I first pressed into the center of the patch but then added in some extra pressure by flattening the slipper and patch together with the palm of my hand.
- Hold down on the patch and slipper for about 30 seconds. Don’t be surprised if you start to feel a little warmth coming from the patch. That’s the glue fusing to the two fabrics! If it gets too hot though, definitely pull your hand away.
- Repeat the above steps for the other slipper.
Easy enough, right? Now you’ve got some custom slippers to wear around the house, when you’re traveling, or even outside (I’m not judging). I’m thinking of topping mine off with some rhinestones scattered around, but they look fabulous even with just the patch! If you’re planning on making these or have made them, be sure to show me your ideas and how they turned out!