How to Make Boot Spring (that holds your boots up straight)


Do you have the problem where your knee-high boots bend over and don’t stand up straight in your cupboard?  I know you can buy commercial boot trees, but here is a fabulous and very inexpensive alternative.

Joan Crawford hated wire hangers (or that’s what I believe, according to the film Mommy Dearest).  I don’t love them either for hanging your clothes on, but one of the lovely image consultants I trained (Mary-Ann from Colour Essence) came up with this ingenious idea for a boot spring, made from a wire coathanger.

Here is a short video I’ve put together to show you how it’s made.


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  • Great idea. I have tried laying boots down on a shelf, folding the tube from Christmas wrapping paper in half and hanging them from the clips on a skirt hanger. Shall try this with hangers and see how that goes.

  • An eternal problem – so easily solved! What a great idea.

    Right now I use empty wine bottles to keep my boots upright. If I buy new boots, I drink more wine. If I have too many wine bottles, I buy more boots. A win-win situation, oui?

  • Finally – a use for those revolting wire hangers. I knew they had to be good for something. I took some from my husband's dry-cleaning and voila! Thanks for the terrific idea.

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