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by Kratz7 on August 28, 2006 10:45 AM
Hi everyone,

Here is an idea to plant flowers in. Since the shoes have to be completely "used up" before throwing them out. I found it is fun to plant flowers in old shoes,that way when the shoes get completely "ratty" you can dispose of them in good conscience. This way they have served any and all purposes,and can then be thrown away. Your hubby or wife may not apreciate it.But I get compliments from friends and family that visit.
Actually I took the idea from my sister who used an old pair of men's work boots. they looked great too

I also used little one's overalls and put flowerpots in the pant legs...I need to perfect this one for next year as my mom would like a pair...lol

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I even use spider plants in the waterfall of our pond to help add color.

I have a recycle reuse album on photobucket...feel free to take a look at your leisure....

Kratz7

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by ND farm girl on August 28, 2006 11:33 AM
I've seen the shoes before, and have seen people 'plaster' bigs so they are stiff and made them into planters, but this is way cuter!

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by TulsaRose on August 28, 2006 10:49 PM
Love the idea of the work boots, Charlie! [Wink] The little overalls are cute, too. Looks like you're keeping busy and that's why we haven't seen you around here very much lately. lol!

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by Wrennie on August 29, 2006 04:43 AM
I have my brothers old cowboy boots sitting st my front door. Planted with sedum too. I'll have to get a picture.

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by penny in ontario on August 29, 2006 04:44 AM
Those are GREAT ideas!!!!
Thanks for sharing [thumb] [thumb]

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by weezie13 on August 30, 2006 10:56 AM
I have shoes too...
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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Kratz7 on August 30, 2006 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
I have shoes too...
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Hey weezie,

two pair of shoes looks great.... you could even put a pair of yours and hubbys side by side like you're running. lol

Kratz7

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by weezie13 on August 30, 2006 01:05 PM
I have been meaning too,
I've got a couple more pairs I was
going to do, but just haven't had a spare minute..

I was going to do my mother's front sidewalk to the house from the main sidewalk, and put them up the entire sidewalk.... but just haven't gotten to it..
*slow as slow can be..*

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Kratz7 on August 31, 2006 10:33 AM
quote:
Originally posted by weezie13:
I have been meaning too,
I've got a couple more pairs I was
going to do, but just haven't had a spare minute..

I was going to do my mother's front sidewalk to the house from the main sidewalk, and put them up the entire sidewalk.... but just haven't gotten to it..
*slow as slow can be..*

Would you put different shoes on each side of the sidewalk?

I think both of your ideas would be very cute...I would love to see photos when you do them, they would look really nice.
I would like to do up a little brown suitcase and a tricycle....My hubby just smiles [Smile]
It is alot of fun to recycle things to the garden ... and looking for the things is half the fun

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Kratz7

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by weezie13 on August 31, 2006 11:19 AM
There is a post/thread on different container ideas..
I can't think of where it is, as of this typing
*I'm cookin' dinner and heading out to get my van that was broken down in a bit*
but the person who started it was Rue Anemone....
and we had alot of fun ideas for planters..
and she's got some pictures of what she did...

If you can't find it, holler to me later tonight and I will hunt it down for you... [thumb]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by weezie13 on August 31, 2006 12:47 PM
Okay, I found it...
what started out as a joke....
The 10th post down, also has some pictures of Rue's pots/containers..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by comfrey on August 31, 2006 05:22 PM
I have an old toliet, that DH had suggested I use it to plant something in, But never did anything with it, but I do use the tank lid as a bird bath, and I have seen other critters drinking out of it. I'm a packrat, so I always try to figure out a use for every single object. There are a couple of persimmon trees in the back yard that have storm damage and one is dewd..DH said he was going to cut them down, I told him when he does leave a taller stump, I want to use them for...??? something. LOL

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by Triss on August 31, 2006 05:50 PM
I just LOVE the overalls!! That is such a cute idea!

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We are all under the same stars... therefore we are never far apart.
by Kratz7 on August 31, 2006 09:56 PM
This is also an idea for a flower pot cover ....
I took a pair of jeans pant legs (that I cut for shorts) and made up this cute flower pot cover...

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kinda silly but fun.....

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by penny in ontario on September 01, 2006 03:25 AM
What a neat idea!!!
I love it too!! [thumb]

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by chenno on September 17, 2006 05:09 AM
[thumb] Love the shoes!!!

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