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Wondering what to do with your old ski boots? Turn them into planters for your garden. This easy craft is a fun project for ski lovers. With a few simple steps, you can create a whimsical planter for your deck or yard.

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Recycle Your Old Ski Boots into Garden Planters

Recycle Your Old Ski Boots into Garden Planters

These boots have been through four seasons of use. They were beaten down and not fit for skiing. After a quick internet search, I couldn't find any place to recycle them, but I did get an idea on how to make my deck more attractive. I bought some gold spray paint and herbs and made a cute little ski boot planter. 

Recycle Your Old Ski Boots into Garden Planters

Ski Boot Planter Materials

  • Ski Boots (the older the better!)
  • Tarp or cloth (to contain the mess)
  • Spray paint
  • Rocks
  • Herbs
Recycle Your Old Ski Boots into Garden Planters

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Ski Boot Planter Instructions

Check out our video here to get inspired to make this planter.

  1. Remove liners from boots
  2. Clean and dry exterior and interior of boots
  3. Secure buckles. 
  4. Optional: drill holes into the bottom of boots for drainage.
  5. Add heavy stones into toes and heel of boots and spread out the tarp to protect your work surface.
  6. Shake spray paint and follow instructions on can. My can instructed me to use two coats of paint. I allowed the boots to dry overnight before the second coat. 
  7. Allow to dry overnight.
  8. Fill boots with potting soil and your desired plant. Enjoy!

I hope this crafting project inspires you to look at old gear in a new way. Now I just need to figure out what to do with those ski poles that are lying around.

Recycle Your Old Ski Boots into Garden Planters


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