December 28, 2012

DIY Boot Stuffers

I bought a new pair of boots right before Christmas this year and was over the moon every time I wore them, a great pair of boots make me super happy. I wasn't so happy when I tried to put them away in my closet. EVERY time I attempted to prop them up they would fall to the side, leaving a crease in them. The same thing happend with my pair of Minnetonkas, leaving the leather fringe bent and weird looking. They say necessity is the mother of all invention, so I crafted a few bean-filled bags that I could stick in my boots to make them stand up and not crease. These stuffers are super simple and didn't require any materials that I didn't  already have in my craft closet.

You will need:
> Felt of any color
> Scissors
> Dry beans (I used pinto beans because that's what I had)
> Sewing machine or materials necessary to hand sew your stuffers
> Measuring tape

First you need to measure your boots to see how high your stuffer should stand. My boot stuffer was 18 inches long and 5 inches wide, while my Minnetonkas stuffers were 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide.

Cut your felt according to your chosen size.

Sew each of your stuffers leaving one side open to fill with beans.

Fill your stuffers with beans leaving about 1 inch to sew shut.

Sew your stuffer shut and your done! Use them to keep your boots crease free and happy, don't they look happier?

Happy boot wearing!


ifihadamillionhours said...

Really great idea!! Thanks for sharing - an organized closet is always so nice and slouchy boots don't really make that possible:) -Lindsey @ If I Had a Million Hours...

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

GREAT idea! Pinned. I'd love you to link this to my Pin Me Linky Party.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a fantastic idea! I found it next to my link up at Tutus and Tea Parties. :)

The Remodeled Life said...

Love this! Such a great tip!

Tammy said...

I really must make some of these for my boots... Ahhhh the crafting to-do list just never gets finished does it? By the time I cross something off the list, I've added two more! :) Thanks for sharing this!

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts. You were featured today! -

Vikki Wallis said...

Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at

Have a great day!

Jenn - A Jennuine Life said...

What an amazing project with items you already had on hand! I've got a pair of boots that could use these! I would love for you to come link up at my new weekly linky party Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. I'm working with a couple of bigger bloggers to feature great projects, so I'm hoping to bring fabulous exposure for participants!

Jenn - A Jennuine Life

Ginger Bergemann said...

Genius! - Pinning.

I'd love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party this week.