Introduction: (Bottle) Boot Shapers

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This instructable allows a sad discarded water bottle to find happiness with a lonely old boot.

While boot shapers are made specifically to help maintain the support required for stored boots, they can get expensive - - especially if your collection is as large as mine!

Step 1: Gather Up All Unloved Cowboy Boots

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Rather than allowing your boots to lose their shape and make a mess of precious storage space, it is a good idea to put something inside the boot shaft.

Step 2: Introduce Them to Recycled Water Bottles and Watch What Happens!

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By inserting a clean plastic bottle inside the boot shaft, your boots will maintain their shape and appear organized.

WARNING: Under this special relationship, boots and bottles have been known to gain back their self respect, reproduce and finish out their final days as tacky western decor!


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YukonMaker made it! (author)2015-08-30

Thanks for putting this up - I made a variation on this and it worked out awesome!

kalyna (author)2010-07-03

native american coloradoan here. as in cowboys and indians! imagine my dillema!!! lol i have an overabundance of plastic bags and i use them to stuff my many boots and that includes the foot/sole part also. the size is then adjustable to the style of the boot. hope u all can use this tip. makes me feel so good when i do it and im always passing the tip on!!! thanks for the opportunity. kalyna

marilize (author)2010-05-30

Hi! Just a standard 500ml water bottle? Marilize - South Africa

Meier (author)2009-01-25

What a terrific idea!

balisticjoe (author)2009-01-22

Should i even ask why you have so many cowboy boots. Good idea though.

jongscx (author)balisticjoe2009-01-23

If you don't, I will... Why do you have so many boots? Oh wait, author's a female from Colorado... Nevermind.

Rishnai (author)jongscx2009-01-23

Hey, most of us Coloradans aren't that bad. (looks at own hat, boots, and box of belt buckles)... ... ... maybe this one is.

ccbarrett (author)2009-01-23

To answer everyone's inquiries - these are not a woman's personal footwear collection (that would be me tho!). This is part of the room decor of a western theme room - all hand-done and it's fabulous! From friend of kcli

ccbarrett (author)2009-01-23

So much better than finding "stuff" to stuff the boots! Most clever as always.

duck-lemon (author)2009-01-23

May i has your booties pleases

ldobbels (author)2009-01-21

Beautiful display and fabulous idea, thanks for sharing!!

kcli (author)2009-01-21

Yee-haw as they say at "The Last Resort" in Sedalia, Colorado!

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