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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2005 03:54:23 AM »

I have made planters of old mens boots that worked well.  I think a stiffiner in those will be necessary. Or fill with sand 1/2 way up the boot and then dirt.  It may stand up better that way.
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2005 04:42:16 AM »

If they fit you, you could spray paint them gold or silver.  Then you could wear them somewhere.
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2005 10:34:47 PM »

I think they look good, except for the legs of the boots.  I would convert them into high heels, cuz they foot part and the heels are sexy in my opinion.  Those would be hot!
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2005 06:49:26 AM »

Maybe covering the inside with that  waterproofing paint for porous surfaces (used to paint basement cinder blocks or pools), and then poking some holes on the sides, maybe even inserting grommets around the drainage holes. I'd guess the rubbery paint would make them sturdier, or you could try and find a bottle or pvc pipe that fits inside to make the boots stand up, then fill the pipe with soil, put some gravel on the outside and plant some trailing plants... although planting a cactus on boots would also be kinda cool, the whole "my legs are really hairy right now cuz I haven't shaved" theme Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2005 06:56:11 AM »

i saw on an HGTV show how they made an old cowboy boot into a lamp. i'm sure it would work just fine with your boots too. http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_lighting_other/article/0,1793,HGTV_3466_1391834,00.html
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2005 07:14:06 AM »

I like SheezCraftee's heels idea, just cut them down and save the leather uppers for a handbag, wallet, or you should have plenty to make a pieced belt: just cut it into strips along the short side, add holes (and grommets, if you want hardware) and lace them together with leather lacing.  do this until it's long enough for a belt.  then add several lengths of lacing to each end so you can tie it and have the fringy hanging part hanging down.  Then wear it with some jeans and your new sexy black heels.  Cheesy

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