I love gardening, do you? Well I found a great way to re-use or up-cycle if you will your old crocs. Yes, I said your old crocs. Most people are thinking wait a minute, how or why would you use old shoes to garden with?
I just took an idea a great aunt used a while back, and put a spin on it. My great aunt used old Victorian boots to plant flowers in and place around her garden. So I decided since I have so many crocs laying around the house that have been thoroughly used and don’t want to put them into a landfill somewhere, why not use them some other way?
I took string that I found at a yard sale ($.50) tied the pair together leaving enough string to hang them on a nail about 20” total. Next I placed a bit of peat moss in the toe area of the shoe and then potting soil on top of that. I then planted trailing lobelia and alyssum in the shoes. I placed the string on a nail located on my fence. I also placed a pair on my mail box and stair railings.
This was quick and easy. The kids had so much fun helping out. The total project cost about $6.00 including peat moss and potting soil and plants (2- 6 packs). These would also make a great Mothers Day gift.
Yields 6 pairs
-6 pairs of crocs (originally cost between $15.00 and $30.00- but have had most about 3-4 years- used)
-1 small bag of peat moss ($1.99 Family Dollar)
-1 small bag of potting soil ($.99 Family Dollar)
-1 spool of string ($.50 yard sale)
-1 six pack of lobelia ($.88 – Walmart)
-1 six pack of alyssum ($.88- Walmart)
-6 nails (Already had)
Out of pocket – Less than $6.00
Thanks to Crocs for the idea! I love it and hope everyone enjoys their very own planters.