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« on: January 04, 2014 08:59:26 AM »

So, I wore the heck out of my favorite boots. They can't be re-soled. I can't bear to part with them because the shafts are in great shape--nice, soft leather with a kind of insulated lining. There are some small buckles at the cuff which might be incorporated into this upcycle.

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-Boot purse (I've seen ones made from cowboy boot tops)
-Boot toppers (not crazy about this--they always look like, well, re-used boot tops)
-Bracelets, etc made from the leather

Thank you in advance for any and all ideas, you creative folks! I am stuck so I figured I'd throw it out here (NOT into the landfill!) and see what other ideas are out there!

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014 05:01:09 PM »

I like the bracelet/cuff idea, what about a belt? Are they long enough to attach to each other? Would be a thick belt/corset type thing
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014 12:23:55 PM »

With the buckles, it would be tempting to refashion one of them into a cuff.  What about making a small purse, change purse, or wallet with the other buckled closure, or re-purpose it into a cover/holder for a notebook/journal/address book, or a holder for a cellphone, or use the larger part for a small tablet or ebook.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014 06:25:26 AM »

Would they work as a 'leg warmer' over the top of your jeans. Even if you only used them around the house it would keep your ankles warm.  And the hippy soul that I have would want to bling up the cuff with beads and charms 'Just cos I like bling'.   
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014 06:57:56 PM »

You could refashion them into spats. Wink
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