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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Cowboy Boots

Submitted by Caryl S. of Arizona  

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"Cowboy Christmas Boots"

My family loves cowboy boots. They are almost a necessity here and most people wear them everywhere in our rural area (even to weddings!) Lots of cowboy boots in our home’s entryway are a welcome sight, because it means we have lots of friends and family visiting. At Christmas, there are quite a lot of boots! I decided to create a cowboy boot ornament this year for this reason.

The material list:

Felt in the color of choice, lace string or other items to embellish, scissors, paper and pen for a pattern, embroidery thread, and fabric glue.

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I found a boot pattern on the internet that I liked the shape of, and printed it out. I made two felt cut-outs of the boot and glued them together with fabric glue, and also glued on a different color felt sole.

The lace string was added by pinning it in place and then using fabric glue to hold it. I added a hanger with embroidery thread and then free-cut a few ivy and some holly to cover where the hanger was added, and to add a little extra Christmas cheer to the ornament.

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My 11 year old son was very excited to help me and he designed the lace on the boot’s side to match his own boots!

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