Father’s Day Shoe Planters

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By Brandon Branch, Creative Director

Did you see those shoe planters in my Father’s Day table? They are super easy to make and really add a fun and casual feel as either a centerpiece at your dining table, or as decoration for your doorstep! And the best part about these shoe planters is that you probably have all you need to make them lying around your house.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-a pair of old shoes, preferably leather or some other durable material. Boots work great too!
-water proof material to line the shoes. I used aluminum foil, and it worked great. Just something to keep the water from leaking out of the shoes.
-flowers of your choosing.
-wet oasis blocks

Now, here are the steps I took to make the planters:
1. Line shoe with waterproof material. Like I said, aluminum foil from your kitchen works great here.
2. Cut wet oasis block to fit inside shoe. This doesn’t have to be perfect, but just enough to make sure that the oasis fits securely inside.
3. Cover the edges with sheet moss, using floral pins. The moss is going to give it a really “finished” feel.
4. Place flowers in oasis to your liking. You can use some from your own gardens!
5. Mist with water and proudly display your planter!

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Hi Shanna, Any old shoe should work just fine as long as you line it properly!

By Jonathan Able on June 30, 2011

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I love a pretty table as much as anyone,and I love the idea of honoring my husband and my Daddy. BUT, I have spent most of my married life fussing at the males in my house to keep their shoes and other related male items off the tables. If I allow it now it will only confuse their limited minds. So, I will stick with "get your shoes,mitts balls,dirty clothing OFF my tables". It may not be gracious, but I have to choose my battles. Bessie

By Bessie on June 18, 2011

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Love this Idea!! A great way to give tribute to any Father and in the future to any Mother! I can't imagine how great the tribute to the father of a Soldier would be also!!! Thanks for sharing such a great Idea!! Now you have given me a great Idea for all kinds of occasions" Children's shoes, and etc!!!!!!!! I had the pleasure of seeing you at Bubba's place the Friday before Memorial day! You were having a family party at the Tiki Hut. We loved the food and especially your cute and tasty "corn Muffins". You were precious and so darling!!! Love Ya Girl, Cheryl

By Cheryl Johnston on June 17, 2011

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I HAVE YOU SOLID WOOD ROLLING PIN AND I LOVE IT. YOU KNOW HOW US SOUTHERN WOMEN ARE. WHEN WE FIND SOMETHING WE LIKE WE CAN'T STOP USING IT. I JUST WITH I COULD AFFORD THOSE MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS. MAYBE IN MY NEXT LIFE I'LL COME BACK AS A PAULA DEEN. I'VE BEEN COOKING SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD. STARTED COOKING IN A RESTAURANT WHEN I WAS 15 AND BEEN COOKING EVER SINCE. DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOP. LOVE YOUR SHOW, LOVE COOKING WITH BUTTER, LOVE BEING FROM THE SOUTH. NOW BEST DISHES FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS PAT IVEY

By PAT IVEY on June 14, 2011

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Can you use leather sneakers as a planter?

By Shanna St Cyr on June 14, 2011

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I use my husbands old boots and plant hens& chicks in them and keep them out side year round, the boots are quite weathered , they look great, a good conversation piece.

By karen zrust on June 14, 2011

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I took anold work boot of my sons& planted hens & biddies in it. I cut holes on the toe part & planed them in there. Thank you ,Corky

By Corky Cummins on June 14, 2011

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Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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