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Embellished Felted Ugg Boots

Martha shares a wonderful handmade holiday gift: embellished felted Ugg boots.

Introduction

These beautifully embellished Ugg boots are a unique handmade holiday gift sure to make the recipient think of you every time they wear them.

Resources: Clear 'n melt iron-off stabilizer, made by Inspira, can be found at most sewing and quilting shops.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download and print olive branch template. Using a permanent marker, trace template onto an iron-off stabilizer.

  2. Step 2

    Roll up 1 inch of foam and wrap with rubber bands; stick foam inside boot. Pin stabilizer to boot, felting branch through stabilizer. Begin felting olives. Pull away leftover stabilizer.

  3. Step 3

    Place a piece of muslin over design and give it a little steam with iron to relax fibers.Tip: To make the deer, tree, or snowman embellished UGGs, download and print the appropriate template and follow the directions above.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2007

Reviews (12)

  • 31 Jan, 2009

    Can you tell me how to make the boot? I lvoe this craft.
    Perk123

  • 28 Dec, 2007

    I got some boots for $14 at Wallmart on sale after Christmas but JoAnns nor WallMart knew what a felting needle was. I will look on line.

  • 16 Dec, 2007

    the boots are available on Nordstrom.com, but larger sizes are gone!

  • 11 Dec, 2007

    And by the way.... shouldn't there be some type of Felting needles needed and some type of felt or wool or what do we use for the "felt int he pattern"? I have to think that MS forgot part of these directions. Poor job on follow through.

  • 11 Dec, 2007

    You can see a photo of one set of finished uggs at the web site above by hitting the uggaustralia.com under RESORCES.... but, we should not have to go there to see a photo of this craft. Also, the uggs with buttons are not available even at uggaustralia.com until 3-08.

  • 7 Dec, 2007

    I went to shoebuy.com and found some sketcher knit boots for approx. $52. They do not have the buttons on the side with that little placket.

  • 7 Dec, 2007

    I have been looking for other boots as well and have come up short in finding any!
    If you do find some...will you let us know?

    As for tiffsmithred, there are UGG boots that have buttons on them because they open on the side as well. You can find cute buttons to embellish on the side. The UGGS with the buttons are hard to find....distributors and sizes.

  • 7 Dec, 2007

    I would assume that you have to use crocheted boots for this project. Does anyone else know if there are boots out there that can be used that aren't UGGS. I checked on the price of UGG boots and they are very expensive...especially if you want to give them as a gift. I can't afford $100 boots to give as gifts.
    Any ideas?

  • 6 Dec, 2007

    The Uggs that are shown have buttons on them and I bought the same pair from Uggs and they are just knitted. Did the Martha Show add the buttons?

  • 4 Dec, 2007

    Don't you think that the felting needles and roving (colors) should have been included in the tools and materials list!? These instructions leave alot to be desired. Should have much more details.

  • 4 Dec, 2007

    SunnyLinda - you'll need to purchase felting needles, which you can easier find online. Here's more information for you. http://allbuttonedup.wordpress.com/2006/12/02/needle-felting-a-tutorial/

  • 4 Dec, 2007

    I need to know a few more things that are not listed here on your tools and materials list. Like what is the name of the tool you used to "punch" the felt onto the boots? Also is the felt the square kind of felt that you can get at the fabric store? Not really sure but want to do this project!
    SunnyLinda
    lindadshaw@hotmail.com