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Made for Hanging

Martha Stewart Living, January 2009

Homemade hangers preserve the shape of tall boots and maximize space. They're created by replacing the knobs on cedar boot trees with large cup hooks, which are screwed into the tops. The trees and boots then hang from a cafe-curtain rod.

Comments (22)

  • 20 Nov, 2009

    that is a wonderful idea i love it

  • 20 Nov, 2009

    wine bottles!!! what an excellent idea. lol..any excuse to do a little drinking during the holidays.. ;)

  • 20 Nov, 2009

    I can't see all comments so pls send me the boot tree site thank you

  • 7 Apr, 2009

    I saw an idea to use wine bottles as boot trees,seems much more practical and economical

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    Regarding comments 19.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    No need to be rude! Everyone has a blank moment at one time or another, please! Put yourself in someone else's place and don't be rude!
    The idea would work either way! The cost is prohibitive to most people. The link for the cheaper boot tree especially with the discount coupon is a great contribution! The papers would work if on a shelf, almost free to do! Would also absorb moisture and odors! Works for mens boots and tennis shoes too!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    What a smart idea!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    What a smart idea!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    What a smart idea!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    The $50 cedar boot trees are ridiculous. For that price, you can get 6 PAIRS of boot trees WITH HOOKS at: http://www.hangercity.com/bocaboshboha.html
    One pair is only $9.99. Add cedar chips or blocks and you're much further ahead than any condescending commenter.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    The $50 cedar boot trees are ridiculous. For that price, you can get 6 PAIRS of boot trees WITH HOOKS at: http://www.hangercity.com/bocaboshboha.html
    One pair is only $9.99. Add cedar chips or blocks and you're much further ahead than any condescending commenter.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    The $50 cedar boot trees are ridiculous. For that price, you can get 6 PAIRS of boot trees WITH HOOKS at: http://www.hangercity.com/bocaboshboha.html
    One pair is only $9.99. Add cedar chips or blocks and you're much further ahead than any condescending commenter.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    The $50 cedar boot trees are ridiculous. For that price, you can get 6 PAIRS of boot trees WITH HOOKS at: http://www.hangercity.com/bocaboshboha.html
    One pair is only $9.99. Add cedar chips or blocks and you're much farther ahead than any condescending commenter.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    Great idea! So how do you make homemade boot trees? I don't get it.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I don't think a link to a boot tree that costs $49.50 is reasonable. Container store has some plastic ones that include the hanging portion for 9.99. With the 25% off coupon that is on their website now- even cheaper!

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    hmmmmm

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I use a rolled up magazine to keep my boots from bending. Works great! If you were crafty, you could probably dress them up very pretty.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    Hey Cikk

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I think it is a great idea to keep the shape of the boot but I did not know either what a boot tree is, so the link to boot tree was really helpfull. Thanks.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    very good idea simple and a new way to look a the boot tree. I love it. Keeps the boots off the floor and when closet cleaning you can clean under the boots with out having to bend over and move them all out of the way.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I think this is great. You will keep the shape of the boot while they are hanging. I have 40 pairs of boots. Some sit on shelves. When they sit on the shelf, some of the boots do not stand by themselves. Over time this causes the boots to have a crease which I dont like. Thanks for the tip

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    What is a cedar boot tree? I thought the point of these hints was to show us how to do these things...I'd like to SEE exactly what they did here, outside the boot!