A very quick DIY this week, as the (perhpas-not-as-well-planned-as-it-should-have-been) beginning of a new segment on inked – thrifty DIY Thursday… how to upcycle, recycle or breathe new life into something old.
When Bo started standing a few months ago, clothes with enclosed feet became a hazard. She would slip and slide and without-out fail bang and bump her head on something. When kids start walking its so important that they can grip the ground. But so many baby clothes are made with feet attached, makes sense really… except when they start to stand.
I’d hate to not get good use out of the clothes that have been purchased for or handed down to Bo. It would seem like a terrible waste to just go out and buy more (feet-less) when she already has lots of clothes that still fit her perfectly.
So I guess you have two options. Cut the feet off or somehow create a grip on the bottom of them. I went with the latter. The solution, I discovered, was simple. All you need is a tube of puffy paint from your local craft store. I drew the puffy paint on the sole of the feet and left it to dry a good 24 hours before giving Bo a trial run. And run she did. No slipping!