Upcycled Wellie Planters!

Lockdown is the perfect time to have a bash at a bit of upcycling. Taking some time out to focus on small, simple and quick DIY project’s is great for your mental health and well-being, (I’m talking from experience :)). You can’t beat that feeling of self-achievement, especially right now, it’s so satisfying!

This is a great time to clear out your hallway cupboard (you know that one where every time you open the door loads of stuff falls out) and think about how you can re-use and re-purpose unwanted items instead of chucking them in the tip bag.

Earlier this week I cleared out our “cupboard of doom” and found some old tattered and outgrown wellies and I had a “light-bulb moment” – I know, I’ll upcycle these into brand new colour-popping flower planters!!!

Would you like to have a go? Here’s how to do it!

You will need:

Step 1: Wipe down boots, get rid of any old mud/dirt and use a towel or some kitchen roll to dry them. Remove all inner fabric linings and soles.

Step 2: Create small drainage holes at the bottom of each wellie using an electric drill

Step 3: Spray boots with Rust-Oleum surface primer (two coats) and leave to dry.

Step 4: Paint boots with gloss or eggshell wood and metal paint or use spray paint (two coats) and leave to dry.

Step 5: Seal boots with Polyvine decorators varnish (two coats) and leave to dry. 

Step 6: Using a soil scoop fill boots with compost and plant your favourite flowers inside! 

If you decide to make these please send me a photo, I would love to see them! I am going to pop my planters at our front door and add even more vibrant pops to the exterior, I’m a firm believer that the outside of your home should be as colourful as the inside 🙂

Hope you enjoy!

Rachel x x

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