Painted Rain Boots & Rack


(Oklahoma)

Photo: amandabhslater/Flickr.com

Photo: amandabhslater/Flickr.com

I painted rain boots for each of my children as a fun and useful Christmas gift. I just found inexpensive pairs of rain boots at WalMart and then painted them with spray paints I had in the basement. For my older daughter, I did a kind of grungey punk style design and cute stuff for the little kids. I like to get them gifts that they will use for a long time and then pass down to the other children.

My husband saw my idea and went out to the garage and made a wooden base which he glued dowels into so that the children had a rack to dry the boots on upside down outdoors. I painted the rack with the leftover paints and it turned out really nice.


From Mel: Thanks for the idea! I found a picture from another rain boot painter who appears to have won a prize. This is a great gift for gardeners, children who have to walk to school, or anyone who lives in the country.

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You just need the right idea!
by: Anonymous

From Mel:
It is hard for me to come up with ideas for things like this myself but I have found that when I see a picture or design, I can copy it fairly well. On my bookshelf, I keep a couple of books that just have interesting designs and patterns for everything from flowers to animals to food. As long as I can look at an example, I have found that I can do pretty well, though the picture I copy has to be simple.

Great!
by: Anonymous

The boots are great. Wish I could paint.

CE

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