Rain Rain Don't Go Away
I want to get my new boots out to play....
As a mom of a three year old son and a four month old I am always looking for ways to spend wisely. Which is why I do most of my shopping at TJMaxx, Target, local kids consignment and Kohl's with coupons in hand. My love of fashion and background in retail I made the leap and started a handbag company three years ago, Elle Elyse Handbag & Accessories. I am now thrilled to launch our new online web boutique and fashion blog in October of this year, www.elleelyse.com. Follow me and you'll see ways to use your accessories to the fullest to maximize even the most basic wardrobe staples for minimal expense.
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Last fall I was out doing some Christmas shopping and came across this quaint little shop on the Square in Liberty, MO, where I found the most amazing rain boots. They were monogrammed and $100! YIKES!! I went back this fall to get them because I have been dreaming of them. As luck would have it, they don’t carry them any longer. SO, I am going to make my own.
Follow these instructions to make monogrammed rain boots for yourself or these would make super cute Christmas gifts.
Using a Cricut cutting machine (you can use any cutting machine that will cut vinyl)
determine what font you would like to adhere to your boots.
STEP 2 - TEST PAGE
I recommend cutting a test image on a scrap piece of paper to make sure you have selected the right size for the boots.
Load the selected vinyl into the Cricut and continue to step 4.
STEP 4 - FONT SIZE
For my boots I determined I would like a 2 ½ inch monogram for the center letter and 1 ¼ inch for the letters on the sides.
STEP 5 - SELECT YOUR BOOT
I researched a little and decided the rain boots that I would wear the most are, the pomegranate Crocs. I ordered them from www.zappos.com. I chose Crocs because they are light weight AND warm. Most importantly, the color is what got my attention but all that other stuff is good to have too.
Nobody said its easy being beautiful ;)
Next, completely clean and dry your rain boot where the vinyl monogram is to be placed. For best results do not use a cleaner that will leave a residue. I used rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
Then, using a ruler draw a chalk line to aid in the placement.
Carefully remove the vinyl monogram one letter at a time from the backing liner and apply to the boot using the chalk line as a guide.
Gently smooth down the vinyl using your fingers starting with the largest initial in the middle.
Then apply the remaining smaller characters to the left and right of the middle character.
Repeat Steps 8-10 for the other boot remembering to start with the middle initial.
Ta da! Here is the finished product and I am LOVING them!
Can’t wait to style them on my blog www.elleelyse.com.
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