I’ve been wearing boots for about a year now. I love them. They make wearing a skirt in winter so much fun.
But after about a year, the boots weren’t standing up on their own as well as they used to. The solution? Fabric boot shapers stuffed with polyfill.
Having made some for my black boots, I had to make another set for the brown pair so they didn’t get jealous.
And now when I look at my boots in the closet, I see that they are happy.
And so am I.
36 thoughts on “Happy Boots”
Love your boots!
Where did you get them? I would love to find a pair like that.
Awesome boot shapers too, do they have polyfill in them? Any lavender or cedar?
Just polyfill. Lavender would be nice in there, though, wouldn’t it?
very cute boots!!!
Thanks, Meagan! I’m such a big fan of boots, especially now that it’s chilly here.
what a great idea..i have a pair of plastic inflatable boot holders, but one has a puncture and keeps going flat…i will definatley be copying your idea..
They were so easy. And the bonus is they won’t deflate! 🙂 I suppose after a while I might need to add more polyfill, though.
What a good idea, and what spiffy looking boots! Happy new year to you, may 2011 bring many new patterns, much creativity and lots of love and laughter.
Thanks, Michelle! Happy New Year to you too!
Ditto on the question about where you got them! I am looking for a cute pair and those are it.
PS – looking on Flickr I found a couple of other cute ideas for boot shapers:
For knitters:- http://www.flickr.com/photos/87255087@N00/394545793/
For wine drinkers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smilesgowitheverything/4655866569/
but WHERE DID YOU GET THE GORGEOUS BOOTS!!!!!!
they are so yummy! I would buy a pair in a heartbeat!!!!
I just found them at piperlime.com for about $50 cheaper than anywhere else online. So cute!
Wow, you’re good! Remind me to ask you when I’m trying to find something online. 🙂
My boots are laying on their sides, unzipped. I must not love them like you love yours.
Awww, show them some love! 🙂
My poor neglected boots are sitting in the closet all flopped over. It’s their own fault for starting to fall apart on me, though.
If I ever find a replacement pair (I’ve had no luck this year – I’m blaming the skinny jeans tucked into boots trend…) I think that I’ll have to copy this idea, though.
My boots flopped over for the first time a few weeks ago. I didn’t even know that could happen! Sorry about your floppy boots. Have you seen this quick and easy solution? http://www.flickr.com/photos/smilesgowitheverything/4655866569/ Maybe it can give your boots a few more months before you get another pair!
My boots are jealous of how cute & well-loved your boots are. Love this idea! I better get sewing!
Jealous boots aren’t good! Go give them some love!
Hello! I saw you on Craft Gossip and I have to say that’s a brilliant idea! I’ll have to do the same to mine! Thank you for sharing!
Ha ha ha ha. Come live at our house. You are so fun!
Great idea and terrific looking boots!
I’m gonna become a boo person but I need ones that will hold up to rain. I’m thinkin’ Hunters maybe?
They do look happy! Great idea.
That’s a clever idea….I’ve been living in boots during the winter for years, and mine definitely flop over! I may have to borrow this. 🙂
I love the idea! And that was such a cute post ❤ I'll have to try it out, I have too many floppy pairs of boots in my cupboard!
Very cool! I love your happy boots idea!
Definitely something that would make my boots happy! I love wearing them so it’s only fair they get a little love in return. =)
This is a great idea! Now I just need a pair of boots to go with it! 🙂
Could you share the brand name of your boots? They are beautifully made! Thank you!
Becky, she shared with me so I’ll share with you! They are Merrell brand and they are SO comfortable! These are Merrell Tetra and retail for about $170. I found mine for $96!
Thank you Chelsea! The hunt is on! I don’t like many boots, but fell in love with these. So glad you got some!
How did you you do it exactly?did you just stuff fabric with the polyfill or..?thanks for the awesome idea!!
Yes, I sewed up something that was sorta the shape of the boot and stuffed it with polyfil. Pretty easy. Have fun with it!
did u just sew the bottom?
Paige, They are sort of like tubes, narrower at the bottom and wider at the top. Then I stuffed them and tied the top off with string. I thought about doing a tutorial, but it would be too difficult to account for all the different shapes and sizes of boots.
Hope this helps!