Father’s Day Shoe Planters

  • Pin It
  • print
  • email to a friend
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!

Read More From Holidays and Entertaining.

Read More From Father's Day.

You May Also Like These Blogs:

You May Also Like These Recipes:

Leave a Comment

Reader Comments:

54321

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

By Jonathan Able on June 30, 2011

54321

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

54321

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

54321

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

54321

Can you use leather sneakers as a planter?

By Shanna St Cyr on June 14, 2011

54321

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

54321

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

image
Paula Deen
Paula Deen
The Lady's Blog
The Queen of Southern Cuisine muses about her recipes, life and family. See Posts

Brooke Deen
Brooke Deen
Deen Mother
Advice on raising two boys (three counting Jamie). See Posts

Brandon Branch
Brandon Branch
Southern Style
Decorating Inspiration from Paula's Design Director. See Posts

Julia Sayers
Julia Sayers
Hot off the Press
Step behind the pages and let the Associate Editor of Cooking with Paula Deen fill you in on what goes into creating every issue. See Posts

Lisa Scarbrough
Lisa Scarbrough
Thrift Store Mommy
Mom on a dime advice from Paula's Digital Properties Manager. See Posts

Andrea Goto
Andrea Goto
Mom 2.0
Tips from a real-world mom with comedic tendencies. See Posts

Martha Lee
Martha Lee
Earth Mother
Practical, earth-conscious ways to live and parent in the 21st century. See Posts

Susan Greene a.k.a BUBBLES
Susan Greene a.k.a BUBBLES
Bubbles' Corner
Ideas and advice from a 21st Century young at heart Grandmother. See Posts

Cindy Edwards
Cindy Edwards
Southern Proper
Etiquette advice from a true Southern belle. See Posts

image

love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
Gladys Rainesl in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just want to say this I don't even know if is the right page all I ever wanted to say to Paula Deen welcome back I have missed you. You are my favorite home down girls keep your head up and hang on and feel the love. P.S. from a woman of color.
in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am