I am looking for uses for one shoe.
By Deepika from Haryana, India
Plant a flower in it, good luck.
Donate them to your local vetran's hospital, or rehab centre.
Someone (here?) suggested nailing it onto a tree, & using it as a cordless phone holder when outside.
Place it next to the back door or your yard entrance. Put a can inside, and use it for your garden tools. Hen and Chicks succulants look great in them, so yes, plant a flower or use for fake flowers from the dollar tree. You can then change with the seasons. This shot is from a website for cement shoe planter molds, but you get the idea.
If it has a rubber sole you can cut it apart & make your own deco rubber stamps. Carefully cut the sole away from the shoe upper. Glue the back side of it to a block of wood that fits it. Decorate wrapping paper or scrapbooking projects, clothing,note paper, envelopes...whatever. Salvage whatever parts that could be used for arts & crafts projects.
A shoelace for tieing a bundle or make a simple sewing card for a small child. Trace a design off your pc screen or print one off & transfer it to a piece of cardboard.Leave as is or cover it with pretty fabric or paper.
Do you have a picture of the shoe? That might help ! Or tell us what color & type! I like the planter idea & the cordless phone holder but extending on that - it could be used as a tool holder too,in the garage or shed or on the back porch,nailed up for holding other items
I have seen people use one shoe or boot as a pot for vines and flowers, especially boots. They are kinda cute sitting in a garden.
Take dry noodles...all shapes. Glue on with Tacky Glue...then spray paint. Decorate with ribbons, etc. We did this in Girl Scouts when I was a kid. My mom still has it.
I agree with Catastrofy ~~ donate them to veteran's hospitals, rehab centers, and such. I have a condition that prevents me from wearing a shoe on one foot & have a collection of unused shoes, sneakers, slippers, etc.. that can be used by someone else with use for only one as well.
I agree that footwear can be cute when used decoratively, but with all they've done for our country, vets could use our help in many different ways.
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