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!
april
xoxo

9 comments:

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! -
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Vikki Wallis said...

Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

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! http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2013/01/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-1.html

Jenn - A Jennuine Life

Ginger Bergemann said...

Genius! - Pinning.

I'd love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-7.html