Please Remove Your Shoes!

posted on January 2, 2010 by  |  posted under Cleaning, Crafting, Decorating, Gift Giving

Please Remove Your Shoes

Please Remove Your Shoes


How fun is this!  I always feel awkward asking people to take off their shoes when they come inside….now I don’t have to (at least not as much)!  This is a Please Remove Your Shoes sign/frame that hangs by my front door and I love it!  Just think of all the mud and snow you WON’T have to clean off the carpet:)

1.   Just use fun paper and mod podge fun paper onto the frame. Check out Mod Podging tips if you need to know how!


2.  Sand around the edges to remove overhang paper and you are finished.

3.  Apply your ‘Please Remove Your Shoes’ vinyl. Tell your vinyl lady that the font is ‘Larger Mime’ and it’s 1 inch tall by 8 inches long. ..or use your craft cutting machine.  If you need info on vinyl 101 click here

4.  I did stain the edges with an oak stain after I put the paper on…I had some in the garage and it worked out! { Love when that happens!}

***stain after you put the vinyl on!!!  It works better{I promise!}***


5.  Drill 2 holes in the top of the frame (Note: I got glass cut at the local auto glass shop).   Make sure to drill before you put in your glass.


6.  Push ribbon through the hole.  I used a skewer to help push the ribbon through the hole.  Hey, it works!


7.  Tie a knot with the handle.  These cute handles  are from a local welder.

8.  Place a picture of your children’s feet in it .  I also like the saying,  ‘Please bare your soles!’   I made a bunch of these and gave them to my family.  They loved how they got a craft and a picture of our kids! (well their feet, but they loved it)

Another idea to do with this frame: Place a picture of your child in it and put his/her name at the bottom.

Hint: when choosing paper to mod podge use SMALL PRINT (ya, I know I wrote that big, but small print looks the best!) Also, know the color of vinyl you are going to use.  If you use a dark vinyl use light paper and light vinyl use dark paper.  Easy enough…send pics our way.  We want to see what you made!

***Updated, This craft is now available in a KIT on Makia Creations. Alison originally created this for HowDoesShe, and has recently created an easy DIY kit for her new business Makia Creatons. You can buy your kit HERE.***

Please Remove Your Shoes

  1. January 2nd, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Kari @ Ucreate says:
    This is such a great idea! I'll be featuring!
  2. January 2nd, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Rachel says:
    I love this idea, it would make a great addition to our home, along with a few that would make great gifts for others I know who remove their shoes.... :)

    • February 13th, 2011 at 10:32 am
      alex says:
      I am always the first to take my shoes off when I walk into a house. I just like not having shoes on... But this is a really cute way to remind those people who aren't so inclined.
  3. January 2nd, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    Billie says:
    I'm not seeing the glass -- duh, it's clear I know. But did you have a piece cut the size of the entire frame and have holes drilled in it or one that just fit in the opening -- or what? Sorry to be so thick. What was the thickness of the glass? Did you have the edges sanded or corners rounded?
    • January 3rd, 2010 at 8:40 am
      Alison says:
      The glass just fit in the opening and I to tell you the truth...I just asked the glass company to give me the cheapest glass so, I don't know the exact thickness. Also, when I've ordered they have given me both rounded and straight corners. It's worked both times!
  4. January 2nd, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Molly says:
    I swear, I was JUST thinking about how to tactfully put something up as I was cleaning for our New Year's party! What a great always! ; )
  5. January 2nd, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Michelle says:
    I love this! super cute. Will definitely be adding this to my must do crafts list
  6. January 2nd, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Bridgette says:
    Waahhh! I miss crafting in your garage Allison! :( What a super cute idea though.:)
  7. January 2nd, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Ava says:
    Wow! I love this idea! Does anyone have this up in their home? Does it actually help people to remember to take their shoes off? I hate asking visitors to take their shoes off! This would be PERFECT!

    Thanks for the fun idea!

  8. January 3rd, 2010 at 12:06 am
    Lissa says:
    This is the cutest idea I have ever seen for asking people to remove their shoes! So darling, I'm all about mod podging wood frames with paper:) Cute picture and great gift idea. Thanks for sharing
  9. January 3rd, 2010 at 12:12 am
    Amy @ design-aholic says:
    Love this- so cute! I need more satin ribbon like that rather than all that grossgrain I have. Totally love it!
  10. January 3rd, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Leah says:
    I want to make one for the doorbell. It never fails someone rings the doorbell while the kids are sleeping!
  11. January 4th, 2010 at 7:15 am
    Alison says:
    First of all, I love your blog! I just saw your cute post on the "remove your shoes" which is such a fun idea. I love how you chose to hang it. Anyways, I noticed you had glass cut for it for $1.50. I thought I'd share an idea I have- when I use those frames, I just go to the dollar store and buy any 4x6 frame and use the glass out of it! Once I even got one's they had on clearance and so I had glass for just 50 cents!
    Thanks for your creative blog.
    - Cassi
  12. January 5th, 2010 at 5:49 am
    Aimee says:
    aww, such a cute idea!
  13. January 5th, 2010 at 8:30 am
    Candy @ SoBella Creations says:
    What a super cute idea!
  14. January 5th, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    The Fabric Floozie says:
    Wow, that's so cute. I love it. Will have to try this soon!
  15. January 6th, 2010 at 6:36 am
    Lori says:
    This is an awesome idea! I love pictures of my kids feet and we are a shoeless family. Thanks for the idea. Stopped by from DIY at ASPTL
  16. January 6th, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    Kathy @ Creative Home says:
    This is very cute! I love the picture of their feet with your saying.
  17. January 6th, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Meleah says:
    This is so cute. I love the picture of the feet, too!
  18. January 7th, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    kristi says:
    Am I the only one who feels uncomfortable with the "please take your shoes off" trend? I would rather spend a little extra time cleaning up if there is some dirt brought in, and let my guests wear what they want! My guests are polite enough to wipe their shoes at the door without a reminder. And, my friends' presence in my home makes it all worth it! The frame is awfully cute, though...I think I will make one that says, "feel free to stay dressed". ;)
    • February 13th, 2010 at 7:55 am
      Angela says:
      I totally agree. We area shoeless family to keep our carpets clean, but I would rather my guests feel comfortable and shampoo my carpets once or twice a year.
      • February 17th, 2010 at 12:14 am
        Jennifer says:
        Forgive me, but in our house the shoeless factor is more for health than anything else. You can reduce the # of toxins brought into your home by taking off your shoes =)
        Just fyi =)
        • February 22nd, 2010 at 10:07 pm
          Dana says:
          Ditto - unfortunately, our 2 kiddos have helped make our carpets not look all that great, but I'd still like to cut down on the number of toxins/pesticides/etc. brought in...particularly since they're all over the floors all the time!
        • September 18th, 2010 at 9:19 pm
          April says:
          We for sure are a shoeless family too!! If you plan on entering my home you HAVE to remove your shoes...
          As Jennifer stated above about the toxins that are brought in so are countless other germs! How many times have you walked into a public restroom to find many disgusting things on the floor? I know for sure I have even picked up a few sticky (dried urine) things on the bottom of my shoes at the elementary school and there is no way I would want that tracked through my home. So, this is a fantastic idea! Thanks
        • September 21st, 2010 at 10:04 am
          Candace says:
          My friend has a basket of cheap, easy-wash slippers by her front door. Clean pairs are rubber-banded together. When guests come they can remove their shoes and have slippers to wear so they are still comfortable. I think this is great if you are worried about health as well- no athletes foot/plantar warts getting spread.
          After your guests leave, you retrieve the worn slippers for washing.
        • October 14th, 2010 at 7:45 am
          Lisa says:
          OMG! What a GREAT idea! my in laws REFUSE (yes, you read right, they REFUSE and tell me no) to take off their shoes. I'm doing this ALONG with the picture sign! thanks!
    • February 23rd, 2010 at 11:22 pm
      April says:
      We are a shoeless family and I always ask kids to remove their shoes but I never make adults. Most friends automatically take off their shoes when they see the shoes at the door but I reassure quest that I don't mind. I agree the guest are more important then the dirt but on the other hand every little bit helps...and kids are so oblivious to where they have been walking. Balance balance balance!!! thats my motto
  19. January 7th, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    Kim @ Cheap Chic Home says:
    Just darling. I think the pic of the kids' feet is my favorite part!
  20. January 7th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Stephanie says:
    Alright- enough cute links! Can you just be a guest blogger on my blog, please!?! Email me if youre interested and I will let you know which days I have available! I am loving so many of these links!
  21. January 7th, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Terri says:
    This is adorbs!
  22. February 10th, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Jennifer S says:
    I like it! I was pointed here by Today's Creative Blog, you're featured!
  23. February 11th, 2010 at 7:48 am
    Tara says:
    I love this, and plan to make one of my own! Thanks for the tutorial!
  24. February 12th, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Da'Shaun huskey says:
    hello ladies....
    i have a question and i was wanting to know if one of yall can help me......
    i want to know if you can print your picture on your shoe.....
    please respond asap.....
    love an eight grader named dashaun huskey......
    • February 12th, 2010 at 8:54 am
      Alison says:
      Sure...Love that you made a comment!!
  25. February 15th, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings says:
    SUPER CUTE! We'll be moving soon and our new house has carpet most everywhere compared to our home now where it's mostly wood flooring and we were wanting a cute way to show our guests to remove their shoes. This is it!! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial!
  26. February 15th, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Amanda says:
    I have a friend that has this saying "Remove your shoes, please. It makes cleanup here a breeze." as a plaque on her front door.
  27. February 15th, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    sondra says:
    I love this! What a great thing to put in the entryway or mudroom! Great idea!
  28. February 25th, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Jennifer says:
    I love this idea. I;m going to copy if that's ok? where did you get the wrought iron hooks?
  29. February 25th, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    Kristen says:
    this is perfect, I have a no shoe policy too and this is just perfect but I know some will still wear their shoes :(
  30. March 11th, 2010 at 7:19 am
    Ozge says:
    So cute!
    Ilove colour :)
  31. March 11th, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Ozge says:
    So cute!I love colors.
  32. March 21st, 2010 at 8:07 am
    Amanda says:
    This is so incredibly fabulous. I love, love, love it! I made something yesterday, but since my job is to make kid's crafts I don't usually get time to make crafts for myself. Therefore, I didn't have any vinyl letters, I don't have a Cri-Cut machine, etc, so I made my own letters out of a painted grocery bag. Would love it if you stopped by to take a look. :) And thank you for the invite to join your fan page, I'm definitely a fan.
  33. April 6th, 2010 at 9:02 am
    Maopa Lutui says:
    I love this idea! We rarely have guests over, but when we
    do..they always remove their shoes. I'd like it just because
    it's cute and I want to take a picture of my children's feet:)
  34. April 14th, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Noelle says:
    Can you get the handle at home depot? How exactly did you find it? How much was it? Thanks! I LOVE the whole idea!
    • April 14th, 2010 at 7:48 pm
      Alison says:
      Hi Noelle
      I got them from Amy from
      They are $5
      Go to her site and email her that you want one and she will tell you all the details.
      We designed these so...nope to home depot..dang it! Maybe someday:)
      Let me know if you need anything else and have fun making it! I love mine!
  35. May 8th, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    ashley stock says:
    I featured this totally awesome project on Little Miss Momma:

    Happy Crafting!

    .-= ashley stock´s last blog ..11 Tutorials I Love, and you will too =-.
  36. June 19th, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Erin H says:
    I just made one of these today for my aunt. She's going to love it! Thanks so much for the great project idea!
  37. August 10th, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    Lilian says:
    Hello Alison,

    I love your plaque!
    I need you think you can make one for me and sell it?
    please let me know.

    • August 11th, 2010 at 6:47 am
      Alison says:
      Hi Lilian
      You are cute...I just don't have time to make them and sell them. I am lucky to get one done for a post:) Thanks for your sweet comment though!!
      • August 12th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
        Lilian says:
        ooohhh....nooo.....please....yours is the cutest one....
        anyway...Can I copy your i idea? how about the picture?
        Please if you can mail one, I'll print it out.

        Tks for reply.
  38. September 1st, 2010 at 9:42 am
    Michelle says:
    Hi there....I have made these signs forever, though I have just made them in black and cream and ribbon and would love to know where you get the handles from ~ I am definitely going to try doing one with paper. I love the coloring in yours! Thanks so much!
  39. September 13th, 2010 at 5:38 am
    Athienna Calixto says:
    I would love it in the color black. I just got a new tv and need a little something to go on top on the wall!
    .-= Athienna Calixto´s last blog ..Honey Granola =-.
  40. September 13th, 2010 at 5:39 am
    Athienna Calixto says:
    I called my BFF this morning to wish her a happy birthday she turned 30 today!
    .-= Athienna Calixto´s last blog ..Honey Granola =-.
  41. September 17th, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Stephanie says:
    Hey Alison-
    I am featuring this idea on crazy domestic today! I still love it!
  42. October 20th, 2010 at 1:00 am
    Aidan Phillips says:
    I feel awkward to say the people who often visit our home to say “Please remove your shoes” and come inside. I was thinking about awhile yesterday to sort out this constraint. Suddenly after seeing my son’s drawing occasionally I have got a perfect solution. He was drawing a man’s leg without any footwear with a statement “Thanks for comforting us by leaving your footwear outside the door”. I found this is a perfect solution and going to frame my son’s drawing to hang it on the outdoor wall. I would suggest this idea for those who often find difficulty in saying “please remove your shoes”.
  43. October 22nd, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Colleen says:
    I absolutely LOVE this idea! What a fabulous idea using a picture of your own children's bare feet! I want to make this, but I have one big question for you... how/where do I find a "Vinyl Lady?" To be honest, I had never even heard of vinyl, well at least for crafting, before reading this post so I don't own a machine. I saw you posted an online place but I'm wondering if there are any stores such as Michael's, Joann's or something like that where I can simply walk in, order and come home with the vinyl to complete my project right away. Thanks so much for all that you do and I'd appreciate any suggestions/advice you can give!

  44. February 21st, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Shelly says:
    So cute!!! I searched forever to find something to tactfully say the same thing... I finally ended up with a sign that says "Please Remove Shoes, Pants Optional". Most people get a little laugh out of it and it makes my point while being funny at the same time.
  45. March 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    janette says:
    I like the saying "please be sweet wear stocking feet!" I think I'll put that on mine
  46. July 11th, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Robyn says:
    Is there a place where you can actually dowload the picture of the feet. It is absolutely georgous!
    • July 15th, 2011 at 4:33 pm
      Alison says:
      Hi Robyn Those chunky feet are my squishy kidos and I have the rights to the kids, but not the pictures. I know I wish I could give it out!
  47. July 19th, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    Tina says:
    This link for the kit is no longer working - do you know where the handles can be purchased? Thanks!
  48. July 20th, 2011 at 6:58 am
    Brianne says:
    I've really been wanting to do this and when I saw the kit I was SO EXCITED! But the link isn't working :( Where can we get this? Or can we pay a crafty lady to make one? You guys should have an Etsy store for us uncrafty people!!
    • July 27th, 2011 at 7:15 am
      Alison says:
      Oh they are super easy to make. Promise:)
  49. September 22nd, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Alexis says:
    hey i just love this idea! me and my mom looked at this and thought it was just perfect! its sooo cute and i could totally make it:) my mom was just wondering if my some how you could send that picture to us! its just perfect and we dont think we can take one like it.. please send it to us!
    thank you
  50. January 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am
    MB says:
    I would love to do this, your photo is fantastic. Is it available for purchase?
  51. May 22nd, 2012 at 11:01 am
    Kristina says:
    I am trying to order the please remove shoes kit but keep getting page not found replies.


    I am not crafty and really want to just pay someone to make above frame.
  52. May 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am
    Laura says:
    I like the comment with the friend who has clean, easy to wash slippers for guests to wear. Personally, if you invite my over & want me to remove my shoes to come in with nothing to replace them, I'd stay out.
  53. June 25th, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Cindy says:
    I would love to buy one of the kits for the remove your shoes frame, but the link doesn't work! Pleeeeease help.
  54. September 6th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    Shirley says:
    Just wondering where can I get the handle??
  55. January 15th, 2014 at 6:28 am
    vanessa says:
    Hi were did you buy this frame I really need to my house
  56. May 4th, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    làm bằng đại học says:
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  57. September 26th, 2014 at 12:57 pm
    lori says:
    I want to buy the kit but the website isn't worKing
  58. November 21st, 2014 at 10:14 am
    Marie says:
    I love this idea! We have a lot of allergies in our family and love laying around on the floor so taking shoes off is a must for us. I was looking on Google for some inspiration to make a sign and came across the picture of your kids feet and loved it instantly. We took a similar family picture with our pup and I can't wait to put it together! Thanks so much for sharing!
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