I don't own a conventional boot dryer. Not only because one would not be enough to dry our boots, but also because I simply cannot afford 8 boot dryers. At about $40 a piece, I would be spending a heck of a lot.
So I came up with this idea for a homemade boot dryer! It is really simple. Most people who have large families, probably already have these items in their houses!
I have a large clothes drying rack that I bought at our local Amish store. I think I paid $30 for it, but I'm sure that you can get one for cheaper if you are looking at using it strictly for boots.
Second, is a box fan.
Open the clothes drying rack so that the boots can sit upside down between the dowels. Place the box fan on top of two dowels to create a 'shelf'. Aim the air going upwards into the boots.
Turn on high and walk away for a couple hours. As you can see, I have 6 pair of boots on this rack,but could easily fit another 8 pair, for a total of 14 pair. I'd like to see someone buy 14 boot dryers. :)
That's all! So next time that your kids want to jump in the puddles, don't fear - you'll get those boots dry in no time!