Recycled Garden Clog Planter

Greetings Friends! With spring approaching, I've been itching to get outdoors and today I'm sharing my first garden project of the season... 


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Here in the Texas hill country, my gardening season can easily run from February through November, so I'm prone to wearing out garden clogs and boots.  I recently replaced my clogs and had the old ones in hand to toss when I had the idea to recycle them. I've seen ceramic planters designed like garden boots or clogs, so why not use real ones? Here they are before--faded and frankly, pretty gross...


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I started by wiping them down. Next, I decided to use bright red spray paint, I had on hand. I turned them on their sides, then gave each two coats.  Here's how they looked after the first coat:


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I use coco liner for planting many of my container plants.  It's environmentally friendly, excellent for drainage and works especially well in repurposed containers.  I cut long ovals a little larger than the clog sole insert. Once they were pressed down into the clogs, I was ready for planting.


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I added pansies and a little potting soil. Ta-daa!


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Have you started any garden projects or do you still have snow?


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Stay tuned, I'll be sharing more in the garden soon!




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21 comments:

  1. Adorable! I like these better than the planters made to look like clogs. These are authentic and have a history in your garden. Pinned!

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  2. So darn cute! This just makes me smile!!

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  3. I have seen these done and hanging toe-down on walls and fences.

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  4. What a wonderful idea, and so perfect for Spring. Have a wonderful new week. xx Jo

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  5. Love these! What a great repurpose for things that would otherwise be thrown away. I'm pinning them.

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  6. Oh! I have a pair that are about worn out. I need to turn them into cute planters! Live yours! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. How clever you are Cecilia!!! Such a cute idea. The pansies look so pretty in them. I know you are anxious to start working in your "secret garden". I took the Winter decoration off the mantel today, so I guess I can get ready for Spring.

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  8. Cecelia,
    Great idea!! I used to have hens and chicks planted in an old pair of work boots, paying homage to my Dad who was a carpenter and wore the same type of boots every day when he went to work. They fell apart last year after having them in my garden for about 20 years so i am looking in thrift shops for a new pair....
    Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for your visits!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  11. What a cute idea. I just love the bright red color. I have a pair in my garage that are just sitting there...thanks for the inspiration and the idea.

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  12. These are so sweet! I love this idea - would look so cute on a front step! Love your blog - new follower :) x Karen

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  13. That's such a cool idea! I've never seen it before, so thank you for sharing! :)
    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so smart! What a great way to recycle those old clogs. And the red really pops next to the flowers. Thank you so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week!

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  15. This is such a fun and clever idea! Recycling at its finest! Thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.

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  16. What a fun idea!

    I am planting, growing seeds and spiffing up the patio. It is lovely to be outside in the garden.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  17. What a fun and clever idea, my friend. And I love how you painted the clogs red :)

    Your creativity knows no bounds, sweet Cecilia. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  18. Absolutely adorable! I should have saved the Crocs my husband wore forever. Who would have ever thought! :)

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  19. So Cute . . . after I got them painted, I might have been tempted to wear them. I love red shoes :)

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  20. Love the red Cecilia! I planted one of mine last year with hens and chicks and gave it polka dots. One was so worn out I had to throw it away. lol! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Cute, cute clog planters-I actually need a pair to wear!
    Too cute:)

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