Tuesday, January 18, 2011

these boots



Every once in a while, a purchase comes along, so fundamental, so useful to your well being as a human, you can hardly believe your good fortune.  Thus it is with with my Target boots.

I bought these boots for $35 dollars. Yes. You read that right. Thirty-five. They were on sale from fifty. They are real leather. I love them from the bottom of my heart.

But, and not to speak ill of my wonder boots because they are the consummate perfection of foot wear, the pinnacle of comfort, but, they are just a wee bit plain.

And you know me.

Baubles make everything better, even boots. (Wow that's a mouthful.)  

Here's the "how to" on my boot embellishments:

You will need:
A round of leather or thick felt.
Felt flowers and leafs.
Yarn.
Felted balls.
A darning needle.
A metal clip.
Ribbon.



Using the darning needle, run the yarn through the center of each felted ball and tie off the end.


Snip a slit in the leather round. Slide the upper prongs of the clip through the back of the round and glue down with hot glue.

Arrange your felt flowers. I bought my felt flowers to save time, but you can make your own. There's like a kabillion tutorials online showing you how.  Google it.



Glue down your yarn with the felted balls first. Then start hot glueing your arrangement onto the round on top of the clip and yarn.

Supa supa easy. And you can clip your little arrangement onto a headband or necklace or even your purse. We are nothing if not versatile around here. But if you want to be on the cutting edge of fashion, you will join me in my boot embellishment revolution.

Long live the Target boot.


And now... to a give away.


Leave a comment, just one.  Make sure I have a way to contact you. The winner will be announced on Monday.

46 comments:

Anna M said...

ooh, first comment is never a good sign. Alas! I would love those darling earrings!

katiemack. said...

oh my, oh my. brilliance, you.
look at those perfect little branches!
i want.
<3

i want to be you when i grow u...well, i want to be you right now.

Katie Johnson said...

Those are so cute!!

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ailinh harris said...

ADORABLE!
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ChelMo said...

How long ago did you get these boots from Target? Because they are awesome and I'm in serious need of something just like them. Not to be a copy cat or anything, but if you don't want copiers, you're gonna have to stop having such ridiculously good taste!

RiNNE said...

Very clever and darling!!!!

oldgreymare said...

Babbles or baubles, count me in!

Suzan

Johanna said...

love the bobbles on the boots! and you beautiful earrings...so sweet!

birdsonawire (at) hotmail (dot) com

soveryvicki said...

Oh! Loving those earrings...and your boots!

Jen said...

OHHH I love those bobbles! Darling! Did you recently get those boots - probably not- HUH!
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Molly Hartzell said...

Way cute idea! Love it!

Stephanie O. said...

What a great idea! Love the baubles. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway also.

westwingmom@hotmail.com

Stephanie

Kiera said...

Darling... What a perfect touch to brighten these dreary Missouri winters!

A.HOLLAND.ETC. said...

love the boots! look fab on you. don't you think it is my turn to get my hands on some second sister loveliness?

Anne said...

Love the boots and the lovely decoration--that makes all the difference! I also really love the earrings! Anne, yourmainestamper

Casey said...

Amazing idea! Next time I'm home in the states I will buy some of those items so I can dazzle up my boring clothes :)

Karin Hall said...

The boots are adorable .. and I love the earrings and would lvoe a chance to win

Amy said...

Love the boots - I just might go to Target later and try to snatch up a pair (:

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Monica said...

gorgee baubles!! love em!!

Marianna said...

Love it! I can see this being very addicting and having to add them to every pair of shoes/boots I own! and Gorgeous earrings!

moreygirl said...

Love it! I love the earrings too!

tollestrupfamily said...

I am on the hunt for cute boots and I still haven't found them. Did you get them recently? LOVE them!

emily said...

Oh what fun! I love this...love target as well. running(not walking) over to see if they have any boots left.

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Hi Octane Jewelry said...

Love it. Were did you find felt balls local?
Alicia

Molly said...

Now I am going to have to go and sparkle up my new Nike tennis shoes :) And I love those earrings!!! Gorgeous!
~Molly P

mikemolly10805@aol.com

Jen Gall said...

How adorable! And I'm so jealous of the boots. :)

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From the Kitchen said...

I'd love to have those great earrings! If I am the winner, could you throw in the boots as well? = )

Best,
Bonnie

Jessa said...

I put babbles on everything! No surface is safe. I'd love to have these babbles for my ears! What fun!
jessadeckersmith(at)gmail(dot)com

Rhonda said...

Oh boot baubles! And earrings!! Fabulous!! Want badly...

Apryl said...

Perfect little baubles for those boots!

Katie said...

These are so cute...and the boot babbles, so perfect!

Hilary said...

Ooo, that's SUCH A cute idea!

kristinwithani said...

I have and love those boots too. Didn't get them on sale but I've been wearing them for months so I've gotten my money's worth.

I only wish I had your calves! My "runners calves" fill the boots out completely.

Love your addition!

Michele Alger said...

So loving the baubles...I love my target boots and excited to dress them up a bit. Sure would be nice to have some earrings to match...;)

Melissa said...

Those earings are just screaming Montana!!! You need to pick me! I will give them a happy home on a beautiful montainside. I just started wearing earings again and those would be perfect with my new winter outfits :)! Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!

Pam Morgan said...

Bobbly, bobbly, boots! (sing that to the tune of Waddleyacha..y'know that song we all sang at Girls Camp)
I seriously (heart) those boots AND those earrings!

asebert said...

Reminds me of spring (it's -7 here)
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Krystal said...

How lovely!! krystal.adams@gmail.com

Stay Funny said...

Loving your boots! What a great touch to them!

Kim Hartmann said...

I love your blog! and I love your boots and your gorgeous embellishment! enty-ways...I hope i win! :)

Denise said...

Love your boot baubles.... they add just the right touch. The earrings are scrumptious. I'd be thrilled to win them! Thanks for the chance!
DeniseB

jo marks said...

what a great idea - don't think i've ever seen felted earrings before, they're gorgeous!
jo.marks@bigpond.com

Shelb and Ry said...

okay those are so darling! I would absolutely love to win!

--Shelby

[shelbyskousen@gmail.com]

Leslie said...

beautiful earrings, i'd love to win. thanks, april!
flowerchain@gmail.com

Sherry Williams said...

Hi!! I saw those same boots when they were $50 but I was shopping for essentials at the time. Could not justify it...then weeks later I see your cute boots...and thought, well maybe this is my sign I need them still. I went online- nothing in my size. Okay, maybe I don't need them. The next day I couldn't resist and went to Target and they had them in two colors I chose the brown, which is really not a real brown but a taupeish brown cause that color matches my wardrobe better and Guess what?? they were $12!!!! Seriously. Okay, they were meant to be. Now I wish I had the cute decoration like yours; then I'd be all set. Thanks for the sharing, now I am a very happy owner of some very cute boots too!!!

april said...

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