Friday, July 8, 2011

Rainboots Tutorial by Diva Jen Matott

Well, I have declared tutorial week on the blog here!  I am taking over and posting projects that you, our fans, have asked how to make!  

These rainboots (pictured below) were created by Design Team Diva Jen Matott for Nikki's CHA Winter booth this year.  Jen loves to alter stuff and she came up with these on her own!!  And remember these are made out of a 12 x 12 sheet of paper, so they LOOK big, but they really aren't! 

Ok, here we go!  You will need to print these templates to fit an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.  There are two templates to do this with.  When you print them, have them print with the option "FIT TO PAGE".  Your printer should have this setting somewhere when your printer box comes up.

Template Page 1

Template Page 2

Use the templates and trace your shapes onto pattern paper and then cut out.  You will then start assembling.  Jen's tip was make sure to use STRONG glue.  She also cut little strips of paper to use as the boot straps and attached them with brads.  
Here are a few more pictures for visual reference while you are putting them together.  

  Now, if you make these boots out of Nikki Sivils papers, be sure to link it up on our Facebook wall, leave a comment here with a link to your blog where you have posted it, or email it to Julie Tucker-Wolek at  We would love to see them!


Kristie said...

Those are the cutest boots!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I remember seeing these at this past CHA and they are AMAZING! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee them Jen!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I can't wait to see everyone try them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Naomi said...

Wow, It is amazing that Jen came up with this on her own!!! Wow!!!! These are amazing and cute.... I am so happy I just recieved my first Nikki Sivils paper!!!! I had the June Kit as well but couldn't participate because of the Canada Post Strike.. boo hoo.... but I did make a I Love Summer because of you Card!!!! Just love everything made by Nikki Sivils and seriously want every product.

Stacy said...

I simply love these boots!!!! What a wonderful creative project :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my these are soooo cute!

Lea said...

Love your boots Jen.... just amazing!!
X Lea

Angi @ CokiePop said... super fun & cute. :)

Melinda Spinks said...

Totally adorable... who'd have thought!!! :)

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