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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Decorated Baby Shoes

By: Susan Weckesser for My Sweet Earth

An easy and fashionable alternative to homemade baby shoes. Susan Weckesser's Decorated Baby Shoes, one of many great baby craft ideas, make the perfect accessory for your beautiful little one.

Decorated Baby Shoes

Materials:

  • Baby shoes
  • Ribbon
  • Metallic round beads
  • Metallic flower & bee beads
  • Gauze
  • Assorted flowers
  • Small safety pin
  • Material tag
  • 28 gauge craft wire
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue dots
  • Quilting thread
  • Needle

Instructions:

  1. Stitch your small round metallic beads onto the back corner panels of the shoe.

    Decorated Baby Shoes
     
  2. With a quick dry crafting glue or a glue gun, glue your ribbon into 3 loops at one end. Then glue the length of loops to the baby shoe. Without cutting the ribbon, wrap and glue the remaining piece of ribbon around the edge of the shoe.

    Decorated Baby Shoes
     
  3. Cut and attach 2-3 inch length pieces of wire to the beads and flowers so your can wire and attach pieces to the shoe.

    Decorated Baby Shoes
     
  4. Some of the smaller flowers can be placed in with a glue gun or glue dots.

    Decorated Baby Shoes

 

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@bginevan, Thanks for your comment. These shoes can be made for boys, as well, by using blue baby shoes and blue accessories instead of pink flowers as shown in the picture. I hope this helps! --Editor of FaveCrafts

how about some little boy shoes

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