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9 Ways to Use Old Shoes as Planters

When it comes to using old things to make something new, it’s been done before; however, when it comes to using old shoes as planters it might all be still new for some of us . This is a great idea for homeowners that have a small garden space or not enough ground space to buy containers. Not only that, but it allows you to be creative and is a great way of upcycling your old shoes into something beautiful and refreshingly green! Check out the selection we have for you to try out.

1. Hanging Garden Boots

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If you have some old wellington boots hanging about that you can’t bear to throw away, why not make them into your own hanging garden planters? Check out this cute garden display at Rosy Posy to make your own.

2. Heel Planters

VIEW IN GALLERYLovely heel planters

VIEW IN GALLERYFabulous Heel PLanters

There will come a time when you just have to face facts when you can no longer wear your favourite pair of heels. I know, I know, but if you can’t bear parting with them, why not put them to use another way. As your very own garden planter. Check out this chic design from DIY Fun Ideas to get creative.

3. Red Dotted Boot Planter

VIEW IN GALLERYRed Dotted Boot Planter

This delightful looking planter makes a great addition to the garden with its bright red colour and green and yellow dots. It provides the ideal home for your favourite plants. To make your own, check out Thrifty Fun for more information.

4. Red Croc Planter


This croc planter is the perfect planter as it already has enough holes in it to provide maximum drainage, but they’re not too big for the soil to fall out from. To make your own, check out Full Circle.

5. Vintage Boot Planter

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VIEW IN GALLERYUpcycled vintage boot planter

Who says boots can’t make beautiful planters? This boot has a vintage style to it that will add charm to your garden space. If you’re feeling nostalgic then make your own creation from Rook No. 17.

6. Sparkle Heel Planter

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Add some sparkling glamour to your garden this year with your very own high heel planter. Check out this lovely garden addition from The Green Divas to get some inspiration.

7. Flower Power Planter

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A boot planter is one of the easiest things to make for your garden. Not only that, but it’s a great way to upcycle a pair of old boots you no longer wear. Check out this flower planter from The Cubicle Chick to get some flower power motivation.

8. Cowboy Boot Planter

VIEW IN GALLERYCowboy boot planters

These make an attractive pair of planters for the garden. It’s worthwhile to also weigh the inside of the boot down with gravel or concrete to stop them from blowing away in the wind. To make your own pair, check out Dream A Little Bigger. These will make a great addition to your front porch too.

9. Children’s Boot Planter

VIEW IN GALLERYChildren's rain boot planters

When your children outgrow their outdoor boots you can turn these into cute boot planters for them to look after. This is a great way of getting them involved with gardening as they care for their flowers. To make your own, check out The Kim Six Fix for some inspiration.