This year I fulfilled a lifelong dream – I finally found a pair of cute leather boots that actually fit over these 18-years-of-soccer-calves. All right, lifelong dream is an exaggeration, but I do love these boots. So letting them sit on the shelf, falling over is a tragedy. But this cheapskate is not going to pay 15 bucks for some boot shapers, so I got to work. I can’t remember where I first saw someone use a pool noodle as a boot shaper, but the first thought I had was of all those little chunks that flake off and how much I did NOT want those in my boots. But then my eye caught this old sweater I had languishing in the closet and I had an idea.
Here’s what you need
- A pool noodle
- An old sweater
- A pen
- A serrated knife
- Your boots!
- An episode of Wonder Pets…never mind, this only helped for like 3 minutes. Mama’s projects are just too interesting.
This is a super easy project. You could probably figure it out on your own, but just in case…
Put the noodle in the boot and measure how long it needs to be, and mark it with the pen. Use the serrated knife to cut the pool noodle (it’s super easy) then measure that against the sweater sleeve. Cut the sleeve and slip the pool noodle in.
There you go! Super easy and super cheap boot shapers! For the other pair, I used a pair of the Little Bee’s leggings that had a huge hole in the crotch (thank you very much playground swing) that I knew I would never mend. I love that they have a cute little detail on the hem already.
It also occurred to me that you could use a pool noodle and a knee sock as well. Just cut the pool noodle and slip it into the sock! Even easier.
Have fun boot shaping!
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