A cool DIY project, rain boot planters are popping up in gardens everywhere this spring – old boots re-purposed as flowerpots. Wellies, of course are the classic rain boots and they’ve enjoyed a fashion resurgence as of late.
Because of their growing popularity, Wellingtons are available in such an array of patterns and colors that arranging them on your porch – or fence – can be quite an art. But creating them? Easy to do and a great DIY project for the kids, to boot. Source
Where Do I Start?
The first thing you need to decide is what color boot planter you want. Where will you be putting your new flowerpots? What color flowers will go in the boot? Plan out the colors of your boots and your flowers. Do you have a pair of Wellingtons in your closet that you’ve been thinking about getting rid of? Now’s your chance to upcycle those boots into flowerpots for the garden. Source
We love these cobalt blue rain boot planters. They’re just striking with red flowers against a white fence. There’s something for you to plan for your Fourth of July party. You could come up with all kinds of red, white & blue combos using rain boot planters. Source
How Do I Make Rain Boot Planters?
Rain boot planters are quite simple to do. Once you have your boot, start by creating a few holes in the bottom of the boots for drainage, and adding a little gravel as the base. Then fill your boots with soil and add a plant! Voila – you’ve got new, colorful flowerpots. The camouflage boots are a great juxtaposition with the flowers.
This collection of Wellington boot flowerpots is a great idea. It adds more oomph when you’ve got so many in one spot. Pick one color as your main look, and then add a few others for variety. You can move them around as much as you like until you find that perfect arrangement (easier to do before you add the flowers). Source
Can I Use Rain Boot Planters Indoors?
These polka-dot Welly rain boot planters are perfect to use indoors. We love the yellow forsythia in the yellow boots. It’s such a happy picture. If you want to try using rain boots as vases, rather than planters, start with a tall flower or flowering shrub branch, and stick it in a drinking glass inside the boots. Source
Rain Boot Planters – On the Fence
What a colorful display – red rain boot planters with bright yellow marigolds, in a row on the fence. What an eye-catching group. We like this look. A lot
Another fence we really like – single rain boot planters, kiddie size. How cute are they? And they sure beat a window box. Marigolds seem to be a popular choice of flower for your rain boot planter. And why not? They’re hardy, easy to grow and such a cheerful yellow. You can’t lose. Source
Rain Boots on the Ground
Mix and match boot planters – with tulips and hyacinth. They look a little haphazardly planted, but they look good, don’t they? The rain boot with the umbrella pattern really makes the photo. A lot of thought went into this grouping to get it to look so casual. Source
It’s a family affair! Looks like a family project, one boot from mom, one from dad and one from each of three kids. This would be a great family garden project, wouldn’t it? Everyone chooses their own boot makes a personal rain boot planter. Source
And we just adore these tall yellow Welly boot planters with purple and violet flowers. Maybe it’s the way they are positioned – looks like someone is in them with that toe pointed out just so, doesn’t it? This display was done for a wedding. Makes us wonder, do they make snow white wellies? If so, we could see that becoming a wedding trend. Source
Whimsical wellies turned into flowerpots – they’ve already got daisies and grass on them. Clever thought, putting trailing bedding plants into tall rain boot planters, they will grow down the boot as the season progresses. Source
Rain Boots on Tree Stumps
Sit your new-old rain boot planters on top of old tree stumps – another good idea. Mixing the colors and flowers makes for a pleasing arrangement. The bright primary colors can really jazz up the garden. Source
Let’s not forget our firefighters. Technically, not rain boots but close enough. Look for a pair Fireman boots, or other working boots at flea markets and yard sales. And because they are so large and sturdy looking, they can support a more robust plant both physically and on a design level.
Go Wild in the Garden
These rain boots make quite the statement with their wild floral arrangements. Doesn’t the boot second from the right look like a head of well-tossed hair?
A Garden of Wellington Rain Boot Planters
And finally, why not a welly garden made of rain boots? They do it in England, you know. And you can never have too many Wellingtons. Certainly not now that we know how to turn them into rain boot planters. Source
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