This witch's boot is the newest addition to my Halloween decor! Let me just begin by saying that I have never been a "witchy" person... and I think even my husband would agree! Just kidding. But I was never the girl who wanted to dress up like a witch. But I think this witch's boot is just TOO cute! And I had way too much fun making it!
I bought the unfinished wood for this project at The Wood Connection. Did I mention that I bought almost ALL of their fall projects while I was in Utah in July?! Yep, sure did! I decided that my boot had to have polk-a-dots. Originally, I painted purple polk-a-dots, but you can't see the purple through all the glitter I added! This witch's boot needed some bling! I painted the beadboard purple... snazzy snaz.
I was determined to find a Halloween shoelace until I realized, duh, I can use ribbon! I painted metal eyelets green, and then laced up the whole thing like a real shoe! This was a real trick. I ended up using a skewer to push the ribbon through and didn't bother hot gluing the eyelets until the very end.
I added a star and moon to jazz up the boot, too. They are completely covered in glitter! They are all bound together with wire, which I curled of course!
Now it came time for my hubby to help out! I'm not sure exactly how he did it, but he mounted the boot on this wooden frame with some kind of thing-a-ma-jig. I had painted the frame orange... whew, that's a bright orange! Only on Halloween can I get away with being this flashy!!
I couldn't resist a little vinyl! Isn't it perfect?! I added a bit of ribbon around the frame's edges for a finishing touch. I thought about hanging this lil' boot on my door, but I was honestly afraid to hang it on my front door! I am slightly worried that my neighbors (we share a hallway with 6 apartments) hate us for being so loud all the time. Between Little Man's toddler noises, my need to vacuum all the time, and my spray painting out on the deck at 1 A.M., we probably don't make the best neighbors! But I don't want anyone taking it out on my crafts! So this little boot is jazzing up my living room instead!
Enjoy your week!