Hi everyone! I’m really excited to be contributing some fun DIY projects to After Nine to Five. I thought I’d start out with one that merges two of my favorite things together: yarn and footwear.
I’m currently on a shopping hiatus due to a few too many impulse purchases last month. So I, unfortunately, haven’t been able to buy any snazzy new boots for the fall. I’ve noticed one of the trends this year is having “stuff” wrapped around boots – belts, straps, fringe, whatever. So instead of being ridiculed as “the girl with the boring boots” all fall and winter (okay, so that wouldn’t happen, but still…) I decided to go the DIY route. Since yarn is basically taking up my whole apartment, I thought that would be a good way to go to spice up my boots. So without further ado, I give you the instructions for yarn wrapped boots.
What you need:
- Boots that are either knit or made of fabric (not leather)
- A few different types of yarn in complementary colors
- Crochet hook (or you can use a needle and thread if your boots are fabric and not knit)
Start by using your crochet hook to attach one strand of yarn to the boots on the inside-facing seam. Wrap the yarn around once or twice (whichever you think looks better). And then tie it in place. The fun part about this project is that you can have fun with it and make it your own. Braid a few strands of yarn together. Knit a larger strip of your favorite color. Whatever. Work from the bottom of the boots to the top and use your different colors and types of yarn to make it into your own work of art.
Once everything is how you want it, do the same to the other boot. Cut all of the excess yarn from the inside seam and voila! No more boring boots.