Turning green has become so trendy nowadays especially with hot issues about climate change and saving our environment.
Meanwhile, being creative and stylish has never been out of style. This makes turning old shoes and worn out boots into planters such a cool concept. There are oodles of things we can get out of this unique project as well.
The most obvious of which are we get to grow plants, we get to save money from buying boring plant containers, we get to maximize space in our mini-garden, and we get to (show off) enjoy our creative and stylish side.
Other people have also found sentimental reasons for turning their shoes and boots into planters.
Some people get so attached to a favorite item that they become identified with it. This is a good way to keep a part of someone whom we miss. Turning an old pair of your very first Chucks into planters can also help remind you of those fun, crazy high school years.
It’s almost like giving new life to these shoes that have already served their primary purpose. And because you can use just about any type of discarded shoes and boots, you can even turn this into a bonding activity with your little ones as they turn their outgrown crocs into their very own planters.
One more thing that you’ll love about using shoes and boots as planters is that it’s so easy to start with. All that’s needed are those discarded shoes and boots you no longer need in the house.
Consider it a plus if they already have holes worn through because you need those holes to keep the plants well-drained. You’ll need screwdrivers to create holes in soft-soled shoes or drills for leather boots.
Add the potting soil in your new planters and follow it up with your chosen herbs or plant flowers.
Before you know it, you’re already showing off those stylish and funky shoes and boot planters even more than the plants themselves!
Check how these vining plants look even more at home in this worn out pair of red sneakers. These old sneaks still manage to look so dignified and hip with those dirtied laces even as planters.
This old leather boot looks like it’s been through the roughest of times. You wouldn’t want to wear this watered down, faded version of a boot anymore but apparently this makes a good vessel for small purple flowers if you just take away the laces to allow more room for the plant. As you can see, it looks just perfect when you hang the boot on its side.
A pair of old mountain boots, still with the shoe laces tied halfway through, is seen dangling by the entrance of the house as they are secured by the handy loop at their back. One boot holds vining plants that conveniently glides down while the other holds a bunch of purple flowers as if it’s a regular vase.
The pairs of yellow and red gumboots standing on a segmented tree trunk give an artistic feel. The brightly colored gumboots planters provide a playful contrast to the colorful flower plants and their lush green leaves.
Another way to use boots as planters is by placing your small-sized plant pots inside worn out boots. Seal the pot tightly in by tying the boot laces in order to add more fit. As planters, discarded and faded boots give a more aesthetic look than boring plant pots.
Whitewashed walls are good backdrops for wall mounted clay flower pots. You can also add in orange clogs for some splash of playfulness and fun feel. Flower plants look great in the clogs, too.
A pair of washed out work boots serve as flower planters while another pair of an even more washed out boots awaits its turn to be revived. The brightly colored laces of both boots add striking contrast to its faded environment.
A sleek rubber boot fixed on a white wooden picket fence is used as a clever flower pot and accentuates the lush colors of the flowering plant.
The bright color of this gumboot fixed on a white wooden picket fence is used as a flower pot and helps make the flowering plant vine look more noticeable.
The only rule with using shoes and boots as planters is to be creative and playful. This pair of black gumboots is used as a planter to hold ornamental grass. Fixed at the edge of a stair’s starting step, a tribal lace is tied around one of the boots to add a bit of spunk.
Finally there’s something you can do with those worn out gumboots even when they’re missing their partner. You can use them as planters for your herbs and even cut a hole on the front part to accommodate another plant. You don’t even need to bother with the soiled look of these gumboots as it can only add a more rustic look to them.
Tulip flowers can be seen growing from a uniformly orange-colored Dutch shoe that’s hanging vertically in a garden. The unison in colors for both flowers and flower planter as well as the feminine style of the shoe make the overall combination exceptionally chic.
A soiled work boot looks just like it belongs in this outdoor part of the garden as it’s used as a planter to hold a bunch of herbs.
Growing succulents are bursting out from this nice, snug-looking pair of leather boots with square cut-out holes up front.
This pair of wet-looking and worn out tactical boots has had its days of action. They still look masculine enough but completely domesticated as they’re used to hold flowering plants.
Colorful flowers in their old pots are placed inside this pair of black gumboots. The gumboots’ self-effacing color makes these colored flowers stand out even more.
A clean-looking, brightly colored pair of gumboots used as flower planters can also look harmonious indoors. The bright blue color of these gumboots and the whiteness of the flowers altogether invite a cheerful atmosphere.
This pair of black gumboots used as planters for these sunshiny colored yellow flowers only proves that the simplicity of black can always spell elegance and a classy look.
As a planter, this gumboot helps play up the radiance of the pink flowers over its dull-colored wooden backdrop.
This solitary rugged black boot is used as a planter and has its vining plants bursting out all over it.
If you want to create a more artistic piece, choose a couple of discarded boots that you can use as planters, spray them with funky shiny colors, and then display them on a cut-up tree trunk.
This rubber boot serves as a complimentary flower planter as it helps heighten the colors of the flowers in contrast to its backdrop of a white picket fence.
This child’s shoe painted with brilliant pastel colors used as planter to a singular plant takes center stage as it sits comfortably alone in its solitude.
This pair of boots brightly painted with an American flag, standing as planters to white-colored flowers, is a sight to behold in a sea of pebbles and stones.
These shoes are old, moldy, and overly worn out by the years just like the big green door behind them. The rustic shoes used as herb planters and a backdrop of the homely green door make for a bucolic charm.
An elegant black shoe sits atop a wooden frame overlooking the window and is planted with a well-chosen herb that blends right in with the shoe’s shapely elegance.
A brightly painted wooden door is decorated with three pairs of gumboots that match harmoniously with the door’s colors. These gumboots are used as door mounted planters with colorful flowers that provide a rich playful contrast to the door’s ocean hues.
A trio of gumboots fixed onto a blue-painted wooden door are used as flower planters. The richness of colors in this area alone would be a pleasant feast to the eyes.
This shoe seems like it’s been repainted so it can look more like a miniature shoe. This boy’s shoe takes center stage when placed in an indoor setup especially amidst a bunch of usual planters.
These are shoe planters painted in complete white, each holding a variety of plants – from flowers and vines, to herbs.