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« on: May 03, 2011 10:44:24 PM »

I have quite a few pairs of boots (read: far too many) and they flop over listlessly in my cupboard. But I have a solution!
Stuffed, weighted and owl-faced boot stays (with peppermint/lavender scented flax seed for weight)

I sewed them from sleeves of an old buttondown using my serger and handstitching. Enjoy!





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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011 11:59:21 PM »

What a great idea, very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011 12:18:06 AM »

3-in-1 like a Kinder-Egg: 1-it saves your boots from floppyness, 2-it recycles old clothes, 3-it adds some fun in your cupboard.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011 12:57:38 AM »

This is fantastic! I also have too many boots such a great idea Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011 07:46:36 AM »

This is so great! My goodness, what an awesome craft. You could stuff a bit of nylon stocking with baking soda or activated charcoal and put it into the toe part to absorb odour too. I love this craft so much!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011 08:51:41 AM »

This is so great! My goodness, what an awesome craft. You could stuff a bit of nylon stocking with baking soda or activated charcoal and put it into the toe part to absorb odour too. I love this craft so much!

good idea! added weight, added benefit, and cheap!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011 09:08:05 AM »

Way better than my plan
 
My method:
a) cut paper towel tubes up the middle, less the top 1-2 inches
b) inside boot shafts together, slip the tube over them
c) keeps pairs neatly together and (to certain shaft height) straight and tall


It kind of works.
a) works on pairs that fall 4+" below my knees
b) keeps boots from folding over, but taller ones start to lean in one direction
c) works well on boots that have a stiff, sturdy foot& ankle

It doesn't always work.
a) i hate the leaning thing
b) my "blessed long legs" (33 1/2" inseam and tops from the petite section =wtf, mate? try dress shopping....) have pushed me to purchasing the tallest of the knee highs, and more recently, the over-the-knee trench (lucky if they even cover my kneecaps)
c) less effective with soft footed boots - like that slouchy suede trend i love


I've been avoiding the fold by putting the tallest on the inside closet wall and leaning the other straight pairs in that direction, softly supporting them so they don't fold. This works until I wear the shorter pairs.  


You've inspired me to update:
a) orphaned socks will be weighted and attached to slit bottoms of tubes
    *hope: the weighted supports will not leaning"

b) use this idea with a whole tube per shaft in tall boots in addition to the original slit tube idea over the top of the shaft
   *hope: weighted supports will keep the ankles straight, prevent folding; in conjunction with original method- the tops of tall shafts will extend the straightening effect and keep pairs neatly together

c) Flax is expensive. I have a partial bag of white rice from my old roommate on hand. I don't eat white rice. If I need more, it's much cheaper than flax!
d) I now have a use for my frozen apple peels I don't know what to do with - rice and potpourri filled boot socks!

Your owl's are super cute. I'd forget they're their and the little faces would give me little heart attacks when I open my closet though. Maybe I'll make little cupcake tops for decoration. I have 2 pairs of jeans on their way out, due to location of eventual holes I can see coming, I can upgrade my towel tubes once they go.

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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011 06:56:01 AM »

These are so cute!

I love it when function is fun!
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