While checking out some storage options at Organized Living, I noticed these Bamboo Charcoal Tall Boot Shapers for $19.99. My first thought was,
Those are shaped just like pool noodles!
Luckily (given the winter weather), I had an extra pool noodle from another project wasting space in a closet, so I hatched a DIY hack plan, also inspired by these sneaker sachets. Warning – this project involves supremely subpar sewing skills.
Here’s what I used to make 4 sets:
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- Mix sachet ingredients in a glass bowl.
I started with 1 cup of baking soda, 10 drops tea tree oil + 3 TB lavender, but ended up adding more lavender and oil. Don’t be afraid to tailor the ratio to your personal liking.
- Cut 2 pieces from the noodle (almost boot height) using the box cutter.
- Cut fabric pieces with scissors – 1 rectangular piece and 1 circle per noodle.
The rectangular pieces should be 3″ longer lengthwise and 1″ wider than the circumference of the noodle. The circle should be 3/4″ larger than the circumference of the noodle.
- Hem the top edges of the rectangular pieces with a straight stitch.
- Align, pin and sew the edge of 1 circle to the bottom edge of 1 rectangular piece.
Repeat for other shaper. Don’t worry about perfection, or if your rectangular edge and circle don’t match up perfectly.
- Place 1 noodle in the fabric so that the end of the noodle is flush with the circle. Wrap and pin the sides of the rectangular piece together to make a close-fitting sleeve (but not super tight).
- Remove the noodle and sew the pinned seam.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for other shaper.
- Turn the sleeves right side out and slide a noodle in each.
- Add TBs of the sachet mixture into each noodle hole, using a funnel at the top, until full.
- Tie off each filled noodle with ribbon.
I had enough supplies on hand to make 4 sets of these fragrant boot wonders, which works out to roughly $10/set. The cost could be even lower, if I’d had another pool noodle on hand!
At less than $10/set, these may be next year’s surprise handmade Christmas gift to some of my female relatives and friends!