Monday, March 5, 2012

Save Those Boots!

I'm sure this has happened to you: you've seen a project online, in a craft magazine, or at your local papercrafting store...and you are just dying to make it!  Am I right?  Let's be probably have HUNDREDS of said projects, just waiting to be made.  I'm even guessing you've bought materials to MAKE these said projects.  And yet, the materials sit in bags, off in a quiet corner in your scrap room, buried in your closet, and time slips away.

I, too, am one of you.

But, since I've turned myself into a one-woman-crafting-machine with the restart of Just Scrappin' Happy, I've taken time to actually bring these creations to life!

Enter the boots.

Last week I emailed my crafter-in-crime Queen Vanna to ask if she had an extra pair of rainboots that perhaps one of the girls had outgrown.  I saw an amazing project in the latest issue of Scrapbooks Etc. that I just had to recreate.  Yes, she had boots.  They were well-played in, so I got out my Magic Eraser:

Filled them with rice:

Punched out some paper flowers from my stash of scraps:

Added some matching buttons:

Had hubby cut some various-length dowels:

And, adhering the flowers to the sticks with glue dots, created this super-easy bouquet:

Simply beautiful!

So, save those cute pairs of rainboots that the kids outgrew last year.  Punch out some flowers from scraps of paper...heck...have the kids do it!  Make your own flower bouquet.  Spring is just around the corner!

What great project will YOU be creating this month?