Recently, I spent an evening sorting thru my kids’ baby blankets, baptismal gifts and mass day sweaters. The memories were tucked into a bin and stored in a hall closet. So when I found the toddler size cowboy boots it brought back a flood of happy tears of my youngest son’s 24/7 cowboy phase. I initially tucked the cowboy boots back into the bin and then I found the cutest way to repurpose a child’s cowboy boots.
We all know our youngest child is usually the most resourceful, right?
One morning I found Evan in his jammies and cowboy boots watching Sponge Bob …. wait for it
… with a tub of cookie dough and a spoon. It was the same time frame he dressed in his Halloween puppy costume and drank from Tanner’s water bowl.
Finding these little boots brought back images of him in his jammies and cowboy boots at four in the afternoon.
Cutest Way to Repurpose Child’s Cowboy Boots
These memory filled cowboy boots had spent too much time in storage. I had a few ideas for these boots but decided to display them in our basement family room/office as bookends.
Afterall, the basement is where our boys hang out with their friends, so it made sense to display these where he and his friends chill.
I may have pointed the cowboy boots out to his friends on more than one occasion. wink
The size of these boots makes it easy to play with their placement on the shelves.
Look at the mud caked onto the boot’s heel? I almost cleaned the mud off his cowboy boots. Instead, I decided the mud tells the stories of my son’s adventures in puddles and playgrounds.
Oh my gosh you guys I just love these repurposed cowboy boots.
What are you waiting for? Go pull out those bins and find a few keepsakes to display.
Then tag me here when you share what you repurposed!
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