Earth Day Upcycled Rain Boots

Before little Miss S was born I had no idea Earth had a day… Then she was born on a 22nd April and my husband found out that day was Earth Day, isn’t it fun? She loves to be outside, be barefoot, all the plants and flowers and animals!! I should have an animal shelter and she would be the happiest girl in the world!

So when some blogger friends told me about a blog hop on Earth day crafts I knew we would have fun. Is it something better for that day than to upcycle something and prevent if from end up in the garbage?

Earth Day Craft Logo

You may remember I am decluttering my house -yes, still working on it- and I repurposed weeks ago some useless items such a plastic tube or a piece of cane. This week I found this

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

An old pair of rain boots little Miss S loved but she can’t wear because of: a) her feet are bigger  b) the boots have cracks and they are not waterproof  anymore.

I explained her my idea and she started painting them with my homemade chalk paint recipe.

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

One coat was enough and we let them dry.

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

The next thing I did was taking some spray paint and painted them.

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

Pink… of course!! Both boots.

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

While they were drying I took two water bottles and cut them to fit inside the boots. This way if some day I plan to have real plants inside them I can fill the bottles with water.

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

The last thing was to hot glue some ribbon around the boot to make it even prettier.

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

How to make some flower vases out of a pair of old rain boots

Don’t forget to see what the other ladies have done for this special Earth day projects.

Thanks for stopping by and remember if you want to see some other projects you will find them at the Gallery.



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  1. Moira Armitage says:

    Pili the boots are delightful. I bet your little girl loves the makeover on her old boots too. Happy Earth Day by the way (I also didn’t realise there was such a day until recently). 🙂 x

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Moira! She is happy to have been able to upcycle the old boots into something different, and now she shows her friends when they come home.

  2. Keri says:

    Pili, Happy Birthday to Miss S!!! What a fun day for her to be born on!! These upcycled rain boots are too cute!! Love that pink color and those flowers are so pretty. This is a beautiful way to repurpose the old boots into something new. I’m definitely doing this with my daughters’ rain boots.

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Keri!! She says she’s big because she’s 7 lol. Too sweet!
      We are all happy with our process of decluttering and being able to upcycle something else 😉

  3. Katrin says:

    Feliz Cumple to your little one Pili! These boots are super cute! A great repurpose and also lovely to keep something from when the kids were smaller!

    • Pili says:

      Thanks, Katrin!! They grow too fast! I don’t think we’ll keep the boots as a memory because they are too bulky, but I do keep little special things from them, so when they are older will be happy to see them.

    • Pili says:

      They are on my front door. I guess the neighbours think we are not sane, always strange things there lol

    • Pili says:

      Hi, T’onna! It is a cute solution for all those rain boots that won’t fit any more.
      Thanks for visiting!!

    • Pili says:

      I would love to do the same with bigger rain boots and place them in the garden with real flowers inside. I am sure in your front porch would look great too, Sherry!

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Nellie says:

    what an absolutely darling idea. So very cute!
    and a great recycle idea for sure.
    Blessings, Nellie
    Enjoy your new flower vessel.

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Nellie! Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are enjoying our new flower vessel 🙂

      Have a wonderful week!

  5. Stewart says:

    Hey, Pili ! The Earth Days looks like the perfect moment for some upcycling projects ! The boots have become totally awesome and I hope they will successfully keep the feet of someone you love dry and warm. Thank you for sharing this project with us 🙂

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