We all know rain boots keep our feet dry in the rain, but did you know they can be upcycled into the most adorable DIY rain boot planters? While I purged most of my kids’ old shoes when they outgrew them, I kept their rain boots. I’m so happy I did. Now, the bright yellow boots sit on my front porch, and they are a happy dose of sunshine for me. They hold sentimental value because my youngest son wore them every day, plus it was a fun project to work on with my kids and teach them how to properly plant.

Rain or shine, this DIY rain boot project is a must do. Want to make your own rain boot planters? Here’s how:



  • Rain boots, new or used
  • Dirt
  • Pebbles
  • Flowers



Step 1: Drill a hole on the bottom of the rain boots for water drainage. If a drill is not accessible, try to poke holes with a knife. This part of the project is for adults only.



Step 2: Spray paint the rain boots if you are using used ones. Let the boots dry.


Step 3: Fill the boots with a thin layer of pebbles first (so they are bottom heavy), and then dirt. Fill them with dirt about half-way up.




Step 4: Insert the flower in the boots, and carefully push it down. Fill the remaining space with dirt.


Step 5: Water it, set it in the sunshine, give it some TLC, and watch it grow. Enjoy!