Monday, April 18, 2011

April showers, rain boots & flowers!

I just love the ideas that come form my DIY Better Homes & Gardens magazine. My sister got me a subscription to it for my bday. Its one of those magazines that after every issue I litterly get a buzz from all the projects!! One I wish I thought of is a rain boot planter!

I can’t tell you how many times I see rain boots for a $1 or 2 at thrift stores. What a great use! I actually have a pair of my own that while I just love the look of them, they HURT my feet! I couldn’t part with them & so glad it didn’t!

Unlike the BHG mag. I’m going to show you a way you can use the boots for a planter & still be able to use them to wear later !
Grab your boots & flowers. First line the rim with sturdy double face tape. I actually used the tape that came with plastic window covering. That stuff sticks super well!


Then place a small garbage bag inside each of the boots. Stick the top of the bag to the double face tape. Now you can fill each boot with dirt & it wont effect the inside of the actual boot.
Now add your flowers. Cover with more dirt. Done! When your done using these as planter just remove bag & tape. If you like to have a pair exclusively just a planter. Drill a few drainage holes at the bottom first & then fill with dirt & flowers. Either way a great use for old boots (or even ones that hurt your feet!).


Put these where ever you’d like to make a cute spring statement!



Now if it would just get warm enough to start the garden...... hummmmm :)

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20 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I have had fun planting old hiking or cowboy boots as well.

texwisgirl said...

very cute! and practical since you can re-wear the boots later when it rains!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That is too cute! I love the black and white boots with the yellow tulips:)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A very cute idea!

Allison said...

Cute! The Swiss farmers use old brown leather workboots to plant flowers in. ;)

Debbie said...

omg....i love this idea. i saw SUPER CHEAP boots at christmas tree store that i LOVED (and wanted) but thought, what could i do with them. now i have to trick the hubs into taking me back...i have to get them and do this.

i am working on a super simple, cute project today....a centerpeice for easter. will post pic's on my blog!!!!

teekaroo said...

I never find boots like that for cheap! And I've been looking. I love those yellow tulips. They just scream spring.

SkippyMom said...

You know I love you - but at this point I have to say it.

You are nutz. :)

ohkeeka said...

This is so cute and so perfect for spring! It's funny, because I finally parted with a pair of old rain boots that I loved but didn't fit right and now I'm kicking myself! I could have used them for this! Sigh.

Michelle said...

How cute! I get the BHG emails every week. Love them. I just don't have enough time to do everything I want to do! Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Andria said...

Very cute! I love that you can save the boot, just in case you might need them!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That's So cute! what a great idea.

Tammy @ Type A said...

great idea, very cute. love the boots. thanks for partying at Type A!

B and Bs Mama said...

I LOVE this idea!! How fantastic!!

I Am Not Superwoman said...

This is so cute! I have a pair of our 3 yr olds boots that don't fit him anymore...I think I am going to use them. Thanks for the idea. I think I need to get a subscription to BHG. Have a great week!

tammylovesdishes said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial, too!
Tammy

Judy said...

That looks so cute! My sister is obsessed with rain boots an until recently I had never really wanted them, but now I'm a bit more tempted :)

very merry vintage style said...

These are so cute. Great tip on using that window tape. I think I'll store my boots on the porch this way! Thanks for linking this great post up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Patricia Torres said...

This is simply gorgeous!! *sigh* thanks for linking in to Colours Dekor... I love this idea.. and am so pleased you shared this!! Going to try this one for sure!! :-)

Poppy said...

Hi Trisha, I love this idea of using rain boots as a planter and the yellow tulips are looking simply gorgeous!I'm following you from Colours Dekor and I hope you will follow me. Great post!~ Poppy

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