Polka Dot Rain Boots With Bows

A little while back I posted this on The Expressions Vinyl Blog. I am one of their blog contributors but also a huge fan of Expressions vinyl and I love their products and was so excited when they asked me to share some of my favorite projects made using their wonderful vinyl.

I don’t know about you or where you live, but I am in Tampa Florida and in the summer it rains everyday! You can get pretty tired of ruining your shoes stepping into a huge puddle. Needless to say I wear rain boots all the time. I picked up a few colors of plain rain boots on sale and wore them but something was missing. They needed some PIZZAZZ! So what better way to make them fun than by adding some polka dots using my Expressions vinyl and my Silhouette SD machine!

Expressions Yellow outdoor vinyl 

I programmed my Silhouette SD to cut out round circles in a desired size and then I place my 9×24 piece of vinyl inside and started to cut. I cut 24 yellow polka dots and 24 white polka dots. You can transfer with transfer tape or, like I did, I just individually peeled them by hand so that I can place each polka dot at random on the boots. Make sure you secure vinyl onto boots and got any air bubbles out.

The reason I LOVE this project for a beginner user of vinyl is that you really don’t need to use a vinyl cutter if you don’t have one. You can actually use a circle punch in a 2 or 3 inch size!

Looks much better with the polka dots, doesn’t it? Something is still missing, how about we add matching bows!

Now they’re perfect! I am very pleased with how they turned out! What do you think?

10 thoughts on “Polka Dot Rain Boots With Bows

  1. September 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    These are SO Cute!! I want rainboots.. wait i want rain!!

  2. September 13, 2011 at 6:31 am

    OMG! These are so awesome. I never thought to add vinyl to rain boots! I found you via Craft-O-Maniac and am your newest follower.

  3. September 13, 2011 at 7:36 am

    those are ADORABLE!!!

    Sweet Stella’s

  4. September 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks Jamielyn! I LOVE rain boots! Here in Florida we get to use them A Lot! It rained every day last week, lots of puddles! I linked it up to your partay!

  5. September 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Katie, Yay! So glad to have you as a new follower! Hope you enjoy it! Love my rain boots!

  6. September 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks Sweet Stellas. glad you liked them!

  7. September 14, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Hi !
    i would love you to link up your boots to our ‘Wellie Linky Party’. they look awesome!

  8. September 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Hi funkytime! I would love to link up my rain boots to your party! BTW love your sewing kit in a jar! It’s on my to do list 🙂

  9. September 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Oh my gosh….these are sooo cute! I so want to do this too. It makes walking in the rain so much fun. Think of all the possibilities! So excited!

  10. September 20, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Hi Luliana! thanks I do love wearing my rainboots!