Don’t Throw Your Gardening Boots Away!

Garden boots 1

Right now I’m working on some top secret, surprise Christmas Gift commissions. I don’t dare show them on the blog! After Christmas I’ll let you see the neat ideas our collectors have come up with. In the meantime I have an idea for you. Since I love to garden and work in ours almost every morning Jack likes to keep me booted up with some fun footwear.

Garden boots 2

After about 6 months in the garden the boots begin to crack across the top of the toe and at the ankle. These are so cool I hate to throw them away. Besides, after wearing them so many happy hours traipsing around our garden they’ve become like old friends. Jack suggested making planters out of the holey boots. What a great recycling idea. We put two grommets on the inside of the top of each boot.

Garden boots 4

We’ll attach the pair together with heavy picture hanging wire. The grommets keep the wire from cutting into the boot top and pulling out.

Garden boots 5

The twist is made at the back so it can’t be seen from the front. After taking this picture we neatly tucked the ends under so the wire won’t stick anyone. To view any of these pictures larger just click on the image.

Garden boots 7A

Using an ice pick holes are poked along the soles. Then the bottoms of the boots are lined with a layer of rocks. Potting soil fills the rest and we’re ready to plant. The left yellow chicken boot has a “Burro’s Ear” Kalanchoe. Red Sweet Potato Vine, or Yam Man as we like to call it, fills the fowl covered mate. The red poppy boots are planted with Green Sweet Potato Vine and Black-eyed Susan Vine. Isn’t this much better than throwing those gardening buddies away? Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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3 Responses to “Don’t Throw Your Gardening Boots Away!”

  1. Bren Thebeau Says:

    Now that’s a fun and innovative use for worn out boots!

  2. Robert Sesco Says:

    Artists! Always thinking outside the box, er, boot! Love this idea.

  3. karenjewel Says:

    I love this idea! I do the same sort of thing with items my husband, and others, believe should just be tossed! I don’t have boots like those, but I wish I did! They are so beautiful and fun! 🙂

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