Learn how to make super cute garden planters out of old rubber boots. Boot planters are a great upcycled planter idea as well as a fun piece of garden art!
If you plant lavender in lavender boots does that mean they are lavender lavender boots?
Honestly, I had bought the most gorgeous shade of peach colored geraniums to plant in my boots. Just gorgeous.
Then when I was clearing off some work area on my potting bench, I accidentally knocked a lavender plant over and it landed on the toe of the boots and I got the brilliant idea (if I may say so myself) to plant the lavender in the lavender boots instead.
One would have thought I would have made that connection at the plant store, but no such luck!
They are mighty springy though!
How To Make Planters From Rubber Boots
Find some old rubber boots at the thrift store or in the back of your closet. It don't matter what color they are, because we can change that.
There's not much you can't change with a can of spray paint.
OK, your hair color. That might be one thing.
Spray paint your boots lavender. Or whatever color floats your boat.
Drill a few holes in the bottom of the boots for drainage.
I'm fully aware it doesn't show up well in this photo, but believe me, each sole has three holes in it.
Fill bottom of the boots with a small layer of gravel for drainage. And then fill boots ¾th of the way full of potting soil.
Plant your lavender plants in your lavender boots.
Really any plant would do.
You could even go for a beautiful shade of peach colored geraniums if you want to get all adventurous!
BTW, if you are looking for another fun rubber boot idea, Empress Of Dirt has a tutorial for How To Make Rubber Boot Dogs (they're adorable in a rubber boot sort of way).
Other things you can repurpose into FUN garden planters:
Chicken feeders because planting Hens & Chicks in a chicken feeder is just too easy - Farmhouse Garden Planters Ideas
Store bought bonfire logs as planters are on fire this year - How To Make A Succulent Log Planter
Colanders are not just for washing veggies anymore - How To Make Silverware Windchimes
A vintage toy truck can carry a Christmas tree during the holidays, so why not a load of succulents this summer - Keep On Trucking: Fun Upcycled Planter Idea
The list goes on and on (you can find lots of upcycled garden planters on my post called 25 Upcycled Garden Ideas), but you probably have some flowers to plant in some old boots, so I'll let you go!
So pretty, Pam! I am jealous that is it warm enough at your end of the rainbow to put flowers out. Most of our 17 plus inches of snow from last weekend has melted, maybe 70 degrees here today, but still far too cold at night. The grass is greening up some, and robins are back at what they do best, yanking earth worms again. Still, it is dirty and sandy and there is all this yucky stuff on top of the grass. We have some time before it springs here! 🙂
These are adorable. Love that you painted them Violet Pantones Color of the Year. Pinning!
Oh, maybe I should have planted violets in them! Just thought of that!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
I love this! The boot color is so pretty for a garden...I was wondering if boots could be painted that color...and then I saw you did it! They are beautiful with the lavender...and could be pretty with so many colors of plants!
Love! Looking for a pair myself now! 😉 Pinning!
This is such a cute idea! I love creating fun projects for gardening! I wore a pair of those boots today it was pouring out.
I love these boot planters. I have been thinking about doing something like this for spring and now you have inspired me! Thanks.
Very pretty! Now painting boots is something I haven't thought of!
I found some boots the other day and am planning on doing this with them. Thanks for the tip of the holes on the bottom.
Barbara Chapman ~
Pam, the purple lavender lavender boots are perfect!!! Sooo adorable, and so is the dog. Too funny! I may have told you before how years ago I had planted my son's cowboy boots with flowers and they lasted for a couple of years before really rotting away. 🙂 They were adorable since the boots were so small. I also took a pair of Cookie Monster tennis shoes of his and planted them with flowers, too. Small gardens back then when the kids were small...
Thanks for the fun ideas!
I love the boot in the garden or the front porch