Homemade Booties - So it's raining cats and dogs out there and you forgot your brand-new booties. Not to fret: track down 2 plastic newspaper sacks, grocery bags, or something similar, and insert your socked feet into the bags. Cut away excess plastic and lightly tape the sacks to your socks to seal them. Make it snug and don't tape directly to your skin. Voilà, waterproof socks, which work like booties keeping your feet dry and warm.