Making Shoe and Boot Planters

Old shoes make interesting planters for your yard and garden. This is a page about making shoe planters.
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I couldn't bear to toss my favorite gardening sneaks. So I used them for planters instead. I nailed them to a fence post and planted some orphaned pole beans in them. Even if I get no beans from the plants, it will be an interesting look.

Source: My own frugalicity :)

By ~gloria from upstate NY

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I painted the boot with PVA glue to waterproof it then painted the surface with acrylic paint and added a potted plant

By Isobel from Scotland

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April 19, 2010

Our PTA president had us ask the school for a week to bring in old shoes for our green theme. Lots of the children brought shoes and the PTA bought soil and seeds.

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October 14, 2011

Reuse an old leather shoe as a planter for hen and chicks or other small succulents. This is a great gift idea.

Shoe Planter with Hen and Chicks planted inside

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This is something that I did nearly 10 years ago. My father passed away in 2001. After the funeral, I went to his closet and picked one of his work boots, or his "brogans" as he called them. My father was in timber all my life until retiring.

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I took the boot to a local florist and asked for a "woodsy" looking arrangement in the boot and to NOT change anything about the boot. I wanted it with all the scuffs intact.

I think the arrangement turned out great. I cross-stitched the picture above the arrangement as a gift to him for Christmas 1994. There is actually a photo of Daddy inside the framed picture of him holding the gift.

The boot is on top of his antique Franklin rolltop desk that I inherited. Everytime I pass the desk, I look at the boot and picture and think of him.

Take a look at your parents' things BEFORE you discard them! Once gone, you can't get them back. I am so thankful that I chose to do this memorial to my father.

By Lee

Boot Memory Keepsake

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This is the other worn out boot from our great granddaughter. The birdfeeder mate was sent in earlier. I love it that she is already recycling her things. She is 7 years old. It will go out in "The Path Garden" when I'm sure the plants will live.

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By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, Ca.

Boot Planter

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December 4, 2017

This is a page about rubber boot planter. Do you have a pair of rubber boots that your child has outgrown? Turning them into a planter is a fun project that your child can help with and it lets you repurpose them.

Rubber Boot Planter - planted ladybug boots

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December 18, 2009

Garden: Boot Planter
Garden: Boot Planter

I love to find new things to plant in, this pair of boots had seen better days,so into the garden they went,I also used my girls rubber boots,they are so cute.

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Boots make great planters!

By sherry from Onset, MA

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Garden: Boot Planter

Very cute. My husband is a lobsterman. I am going to try to steal some of his boots and plant them. (06/11/2009)

By Janet

Garden: Boot Planter

What a neat idea! Very clever, very cute, (06/11/2009)

By Candy Killion

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June 10, 2009

I want to make a planter out of work boots. Do they have to be lace up ones?

Linda from NW Iowa

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Boot Planter

I wouldn't think so, actually you would probably lose less soil if they weren't. (04/27/2007)

By Mary Lou

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