DIY – Make Your Own Creative Repurposed Shoe Gardens
If you need a little inspiration for your next plant container, the solution might be right at your feet … so to speak! If you’ve only got space for a micro garden, shoes make easy planters for herbs, shallow rooted leafy vegies and succulents that all do well in small spaces.
When your shoes have served their purpose, why not give them a new green life as a planter? Add a few drainage holes with a screwdriver for soft soled shoes and use a drill for leather ones. If your sole already has a hole worn through, the job may be done for you! Just fill with potting mix and plant away. See below for boot-iful DIY shoe planter projects.
Upcycle new or old boots into plant containers – they can add a quirky feature to your garden space.
Creative Container Ideas: Gorgeous Gumboot Planters
Check out these clever ways to grow plants in gumboots – they sometimes split at the back along the seam, creating a natural opening for herbs that cascade down like thyme and mint, and with the extra depth, are suitable to grow a wider variety of plants.
Check out the tutorial below if you’d like to make your own gumboot planter.
Hanging Shoe Planters – A New Hanging Basket Trend?
Some creative gardeners have even repurposed their shoes into hanging planters.
When you’ve finished kicking up your heels, they can still be put to good use in your garden.
How to Make Your Own Shoe Planter Projects
If these creative containers have inspired to you turn a shoe into a planter, then get started with these easy projects:
- Make a planter from old shoes
- Make a planter from tennis shoes
- Learn how to make your own vertical vegetable planter from a hanging pocket shoe organiser like the one below at Instructables.
So, next time your old sports shoes, boots, high heels, business shoes, gumboots, work boots or children’s shoes get a crack or hole in the sole, think of repurposing them into a novelty planter!
Want more like this? Check out Clever Plant Container Ideas and loads of inspiring photos in Repurposed Container Gardens. You’ll also find more Clever Design Ideas in the Container Gardening category.
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