Friday, January 29, 2016

What To Do With Old Rain Boots


I kept these rain boots even after they had sprung some leaks and recently,  I finally figured out what to do with them. Make 'em into planters! I planted them up with some of my favorite, easy-to-grow flowers, pansies.



You don't need to fill the boot completely with soil, although you can if you want to. I stuffed the foot and about halfway up the boot with wads of sturdy kraft paper, then poured in the planting mix on top of that.  I'm so pleased with this project, I started thinking about going to the thrifts and picking up some more rain boots for planting purposes. Would make a cute Valentines/Spring gift for someone who appreciates whimsical things :)

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  1. I love that idea, Tilda!
    I am missing Spring, and although this has been a very calm winter so far, looking forward to flowers.

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    1. Yeah, well, we are coming up on Candlemass so we are about halfway through winter! We have had a ton of rain.

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  2. I have a pair of very uncomfortable but pretty floral rainboots I should do this with! I think they were a free gift with purchase from that place where I bought our broom, dustpan and matching wastebasket. That would be the same place that has a matching fireplace screen, apparently. LOL

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    1. ...and matching side table. And matching headboard. GROAN!

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    2. Noooo, stop it! Good thing I'm never on the regular website anymore and only on the wholesale site. Waaaay less stuff over there - far safer. ;)

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  3. This is such a cute idea! Love how it turned out! :)

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