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« on: April 05, 2006 09:27:28 PM »

I turned a pair of old black combat boots from 9th grade and a pair of Italian silk goodwill ties ($1 each) into these amazing new paisley boots. I am very excited about them at the moment.

This is my first post on Craftster and probably my first ever legitimate creation of this kind.

The boots are deceptively simple, I just opened the ties up and ironed them, then cut patterns out to fit the boots and slowly superglued it on to each piece. The only tough part was trying to smoothly cover the curved toe, which is more or less impossible.

Also, the superglue seeped through in some spots where I used too much. This is them on my feet:

Hope you like them. If you really really do, say so and perhaps I will post a tutorial, because they're really easy. Seriously, $4 and as many hours.
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006 09:34:50 PM »

I was just about ready to throw out my old black boots---but now, holy mackeral! I never thought about embellishing them to give them a year or more of additional wear! You are definitely creative and thrifty! $4? WOW! And I love paisley to death! Too kewl!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006 10:34:08 PM »

those are booty-full
(my first pun ever, can you tell?)

I love them - very creative!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006 11:14:03 PM »

Awesome ^.^  I need to try this!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006 12:09:33 AM »

man they rock! i'm not into paisley usually, but they kick a**!(pardon the {lame} pun) If only i had another pair of boots..... i would so do something similar... please post a tut!
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006 06:57:19 AM »

Craftsters never cease coming up with new ideas for neckties!  Those boots are awesome.  I love them.  They'd go great with necktie purse. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006 09:18:05 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006 11:50:45 AM »

I knew there was someone out there who understands a love of paisley. (My mom certainly doesn't.)

Those boots are awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006 07:46:56 PM »

Too bad I wear my boots until they have huge holes in them, so doing cool things would be a little ridiculous...

Your shoes are amazing, therefore you must be the greatest person in the entire world. You must be dreamy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2006 11:49:07 AM »

I will have to say these are the most wearable of anything I've seen so far.  I really like them Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2006 11:55:33 AM »

VERY COOL..

I was just sadly looking at my boots the other day thinking they look so beat up that when it's time for sandal weather here finally, I'm going to have to retire those boots.  No way now. As much as I love the way yours look in paisley, it's not something I'll wear often so I'll probably look for something a little tamed down. But I'll definately have to try this!

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2006 08:13:31 PM »

these are awesome and look totally great on!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2006 11:17:42 PM »

Those turned out really nice.  I have a ton of ties that I was collecting to make a skirt but I saw the tie-bag... now the tie-boots!
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2006 04:11:46 PM »

Supah clevah!
I really wish I knew how you got the ties on there so perfectly to the shape of the boot!?
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2006 04:16:23 PM »

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Brilliant!  Now I know what to do with my sad more-than-a-decade old DMs!
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2006 05:20:35 PM »

Love these!!!  Fabulous first post Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2006 03:24:57 PM »

What a great idea to cover shoes with silk ties.
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2006 09:34:27 AM »

*_* i love them!! i must make some for myself! what a great idea.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2006 05:43:44 PM »

Those are freaking awesome.

FREAKING. AWESOME.

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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2006 06:54:54 PM »

VERY creative!  I love the new boots!
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