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« on: April 15, 2017 10:32:04 AM »

A few years ago, we had a challenge to make something from a bed sheet.  I made a dress from the top sheet but still had the bottom sheet left.  Since it was a twin size, it languished in a wash basket for years...

This winter, I bought a bunch of new tall boots and since it is finally getting warm, I am putting away my winter wardrobe. I have used commercial boot trees in the past, rolled newspapers, etc. But I was never happy about them.  I started doodling around and came up with this idea.

I cut the elastic from around the bottom sheet off very carefully. I measured around the fattest and thinnest part of my boots and the height...I sort of drew a wedge from these measurements.  I added the elastic to the sides, making a loop on one side. Stuffed the thing sewing the bottom by hand. After I stuffed them in the boots, they looked plain so I added a felt flower that I sprayed with Fabreze. Target has these really cute baby hangers that I found years ago so I am using them to hang my boots in a closet!

Boot tree and one boot:


The boots can stand on their own if I want:


Boots ready to hang in the closet for next year!
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017 12:34:13 PM »

What a great idea! No stinky boots with that Febreeze flower! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017 02:15:48 PM »

This is great! I tried to make some boot trees a few years ago, and the boots flopped over. They ended up being dog toys, lol. The elastic around yours is genius, great reuse too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017 04:49:59 PM »

Thanks...yeah, a few years ago I made some out of rolled newspapers but they were too stiff and did not fit....then I made some that were out of fabric but they also were too skinny and the boots would not stand...I made sure to make these like a wedge...fatter on top and then narrower at the ankle...they stand on their own now!  I do think the elastic or even a ribbon around helps...if you used something that was not stretchy, you could use a button or a hook to attach it...so many ideas to fit your own needs!
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017 11:39:58 AM »

What a smart idea!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017 02:44:13 PM »

This is so awesome!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017 10:05:03 PM »

A great idea!

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017 09:05:38 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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