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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

foam boot noodles

Summer time, is the perfect time, to find foam, pool, noodles at your local stores. We don't wear boots as much in Summer, but come Winter and you can't find the foam noodles. So, make sure you pick up a few, and then follow my complete how-to, on Guidecentral
how to make foam boot noodles

organize boots with pool noodles
My original Winter post from Jan, 2014:
I've been wanting to organize my slouchy boots. It's January, and my boots and closets are a mess, but foam pool noodles are out of season. So,  I decided to order some on Ebay. (note to self to buy more this Summer!)
how to make boot supports using foam pool noodles
 Two noodles were enough to fit four and a half pairs of tall boots, nine boots total!  
The noodles are super easy to cut. After measuring and marking the length I wanted for my boot, I used a serrated kitchen knife on my cutting board. They cut like "butta".

I added duck tape hearts to my noodle tops using duck tape folded in half, sticky side facing out, and cutting my shape with a sharp pair of embroidery scissors. 

This will sure keep my small closet space organized. I'm for sure going to buy some more in Summer.
My project was featured at :

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34 comments:

  1. So smart! Wish I had some cute boots to fill! :)

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    1. Awe, thanks. With all the snow and cold weather here, it's been quite a boot winter.

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  2. Nice idea !
    Have a great weekend !
    Anna

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  3. I really want to try this. Glad to hear that they are easy to cut. :-)

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I thought i might need an electric knife or something but it was super easy:)

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  4. Oh my! How fun and festive......!!!! I have noodles in my boots, but they are nowhere NEAR as cute as yours.... Great idea!!!!

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    1. Awe, thanks so much! We used to have some old and faded ones from the beach and pool, but at some point we tossed them out, so I had to buy new ones:)

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  5. Totally love this idea. I keep forgetting to buy the noodles when they are in season. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks. i kept forgetting to buy them too:) I'm going to order more:)

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  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. What a GENIUS and cute idea!!!!! So cool!

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    1. Awe, lol, anything cute for clutter:) Thanks Christine!

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  8. How cute that you added the hearts (at first I was wondering where in the world you found heart pool noodles). http://www.making-more.com/1/post/2013/11/the-tooth-fairy-came.html?

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    1. Thanks Susan! They should come with hearts, or polkadots, lol:)

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  9. I so need these in my life, Michele. I have to go find pool noodles now!
    Thank you for sharing at Brag About It Link Party this week on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  10. What an incredibly wonderful idea!!! Awesome! hugs...

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It's been nothing but boot weather here:)

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  11. I've seen this idea before...now I need to try it! :)

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    1. Yes, me too. It really helps keep the boots organized!

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  12. These are so clever! If you haven't already, I'd love for you to link them up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop! Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  13. I love a smart inexpensive solution to a problem...pinned!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and the pin, Patti!!!!

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  14. What a great idea! I love the little hearts on the ends!

    Tania

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  15. I wish I knew about these when my girls were younger and wore boots. Such a cute idea to add the hearts too.

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  16. Ah! Brilliant idea! I have a row of floppy boots that bug me, but I had no solution. Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Be sure to look for the noodles at your dollar store of Five below soon. Back to school supplies will be out soon! Oh no, summer is going by too fast:)

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  17. Thanks for contributing this post to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!
    All the best,
    Bel

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