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Turn yourEveryone seems to have a pair of shoes laying around that they no longer wear. Perhaps your kids have outgrown their wellies, or you’ve got some trainers that you’ve only worn once because they gave you blisters? This month we’re going to show you how to make the most of those shoes, by turning them into fun planters!

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For our planter, we’ve grabbed a pair of old boots as well as some soil, scissors and few bits of bark for decoration. We’ve also chosen a few different succulents ready to pop in when we’ve prepped the shoe.

Firstly, we need to create some drainage holes. If your shoe has soft soles, then you should be able to poke some holes through with a screwdriver - otherwise it might be time to break out the drill! These drainage holes will help your plants thrive, and reduce the chance of issues like root rot.

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