Monday, 8 July 2013

Christmas Boot Centerpiece


Hey All,

This project is a guest post I did last year for the Inspiration Cafe before I joined and it ties in with a lot of the Christmas in July posts floating around at the moment.



Welcome to Trash Chic Week, where all week, garbage or old stuff will be transformed into the awesome!


Today I'm sharing my Christmas Boot Centerpiece, one of my Trash Chic items if you want to know what Trash Chic is you can read about it here

Supplies

A pair of kids outgrown Gumboots

  • Mod Podge
  • Painters tape
  • Black Paint
  • Red Glitter
  • Faux Fur
  • Hot Glue/Gun



Firstly and the most important step, if you plan on putting these on your table or using them to serve food, bleach and disinfect the shoes. There is nothing quite as classy as having your guests smell rotten kid feet at the table. Dry and give them a coat of Mod Podge.

Once they're dry tape off the bottom of the boots and paint them black

Then tape off the black paint and coat with Mod podge and glitter the rest of the boot



Once that is dry cut your faux fur to size and hot glue around the top of the boot


Be warned if you think glitter gets everywhere, faux fur is an absolute nightmare! However it does look fantastic.

One the glue was dry I grabbed a small glass, and put it inside the boot and fill as desired. I think artificial flowers or flatware could also look amazing. However my 2 year old was fascinated with these, so I went for the more kid friendly, candy canes.






DIY Delight or Disaster? I LOVE this, even in July I love it I can not wait to get it out again at Christmas, from a smelly old pair of kids boots to a really fun decor items, Delight!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo
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28 comments:

  1. Love it, Mel! I would never have thought of using an actual boot and the glitter is just lovely ! True delight :-)

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  2. Loved this post the first time, love it even more this time. Pinning!

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  3. Oh I loved this boot the first time, and I still love it! The blingy red glitter is fabulous!!

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  4. I can't believe you bleached out the stench. Where's the fun in that?! I seriously don't know how you crafty people do it. I never would have thought to do something like that. I'm in awe.

    -andi

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  5. LOVE, love, love your boot, Mel!! Fantastic is exactly the right word! and part of the fun of Christmas is the glitter trail, in my opinion. Pinned, of course. ~ Amy

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  6. Very cool! My daughter would love this!

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  7. WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA!!! Love it!!! I just bought new boots for my daughter so totally going to do this with her old ones!

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  8. Looks awesome! Now I need to buy Punky a pair of red gumboots so she can grow out of them and I can do this! Lol!

    #teamIBOT was here!

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  9. Pure genius!! I love half Christmas.

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  10. I have been meaning to decorate a pair of old boots to sit at the fireplace at Christmas, just haven't got around to it yet! But this is fabulous - love the glitter, faux fur, everything - just adorable! I love being able to reuse the kiddos things too, makes it all the more special :)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  11. Too cute! I must have missed it first time around, glad you shared it again. Except for the smelly part... ;)

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  12. Still one of my favorite Christmas projects ever!

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  13. This is so cute Mel! I am absolutely going to do this come Christmas time.

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  14. You think faux fur gets everywhere..try minky. ugggh! I do love this upcycle...and i'm glad you don't have stinky kid feet smell at your table...shows you're looking out for the people in your life.

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  15. So cute! Love this repurpose! And we've got some ratty old boots that have gone through more than our two kiddos. This is a great way to re-use them!

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  16. I love it! I have really enjoyed seeing all the fun Christmas posts this July. Thanks for sharing yours!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  17. That's pretty clever actually Mel. I'm pinning it.
    Bliss

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  18. What a really clever idea! Thank you for sharing. I have pinned it.

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  19. So, so cute! However, I think I will buy new boots for this as the only ones we have are my hubby's barn boots, which go in the pig pen and cow pasture. Wouldn't those just smell so good at the table? LOL!

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  20. I love that! I could so make a couple of those!

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  21. I adore your Santa boot. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

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  22. I love this idea! I just wish I knew someone with a child who might have outgrown their boots so that I could copy you. I'm sharing this on my FB page today and hope that you'll stop by to like it. Thanks so much for sharing with this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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  23. I'd love it if you added this to our link party. http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2013/11/friday-follow-along-linky-party-tgif.html

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  24. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at this weeks Throwback Thursday party! :)

    Laura from Inspiration for Moms

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  25. Wow, that was crafty and stunning! Great idea for the centerpiece. I'd love to have one.

    Happy Holidays,
    Marilyn
    Christmas decorating ideas

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)