Sunday, June 13, 2010

Welcome To Our Garden

garden boots


Remember those cute gumboots we were planting flowers in?
I thought that the perfect place to put them would be to hang them right on our garden gate *grin*. Don't they look super cute there? A perfect flower filled welcome to our vegetable garden and the kids just love seeing them every time we go to water or plant. Plus this way the slugs will never be able to eat the blooms either!

Hubby returned home this morning after 2 weeks away for work and we are overjoyed to have him with us again. So if I'm just a little bit scarce the next couple of days you'll know what has happened to me :)

** Just wanted to add a note and say hello to all of you visiting my blog today :) I've had quite a few emails about how I hung the boots and if they have any drainage so I thought this would be a great place to put some more info in case you would like to know to :)

There are drainage holes in each of the boots so that excess water can escape after watering. I used my husband's power drill and drilled four or five 1/4 inch holes through the soles and then for hanging the boots I drilled another hole on the backside of the boot up at the top and hung them on the fence using those little cup hooks you can get anywhere they sell screws :) If you can't find the little cup hooks you could also use a regular nail and just hammer the end crooked so it turns up a bit on the end to prevent the boot from slipping off. Have fun making some! **

Have a fabulous week everyone!
~ Rosina

33 comments:

Mica said...

ADORABLE! I love it...so fun, cute and funky! Mica

tongfengdemao said...

Oh, yes! They do look so cute there. Wonderful!

~Faith
Sew Many Blessings
Needle & Fabric Art

Jenn4him said...

Those are the sweetest! Enjoy your time with your husband. Thank you for your kind comments.
Jenn

Lori Holt said...

Oh yes...they look perfect there...and safe from slugs!
Have a nice reunion time with your hubby...
x
lori

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Oh my goodness, those boots looks just too cute for words. We don't usually need rain boots in Texas. Wonder if I could find some at the Goodwill.

Think I'll have to check it out.

KarenW said...

That is adorable!! You are so creative.

wonderinthewoods said...

I love the boots on the fence. That's so cute it could be a postcard.

Annie said...

I'm inspired to fill some of our old boots with flowers too! Beautiful!

Sandpiper said...

That is just the cutest thing!! Of course you've got to have cute boots to start with. Love it!

Jenn Erickson said...

I have several pairs of my daughters' outgrown wellies in the garage and have been reluctant to toss them out or pass them on. I'm so glad I saw your post repinned by "A Few of My Favorite Things". Such a wonderful, whimsical upcycling project!!!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Brandi said...

I love this!!! How did you hang the boots??

Jackie said...

This is the cutest thing ever! How did you hang the boots?

The Calvert Family said...

Those are so adorable! We don't get much rain out here in the southwest, but I might have to buy some boots just so I can try this!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Hi Jackie :)

I used my husband's power drill and drilled a 1/4 inch hole on the backside of the boot up at the top and hung them on the fence using those little cup hooks you can get anywhere they sell screws.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Renee VanEpps said...

This is the cutest thing ever! Can't wait to do this, thanks so much!

Мъх said...

Perfect idea!

Shabby Beach Nest said...

Those are so super cute I can barely stand it!! =] I live in Southern California, so rain boots are a little scarce around here, to say the least. But now if I ever do come across any rain boots, I'm going to snatch them up!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

~Nicole @ www.shabbybeachnest.com

MarthaTheCakeLady said...

Super cute! Home Grown Edibles on Facebook got me here. I think I want to try this but I think I am going to try stringing them on wire through riveted holes in the sides at the back. Now to try to beg steal or borrow boots! lol

Water Tiger said...

This is So adorably cute!
Clever girl... I think that you've got something pretty nifty and it's so generous of you to take the time to photograph and share your beautiful energy with us!
Thank you!!

Jeannie said...

This is a very clever site!

Thyme2dream said...

so adorable! I am contacting you here cos not sure how else to do so- there is a person on pinterest who is uploading photos of cute ideas, including this one here of yours- and removing all reference to original owner/creator etc...she links them all back to her blog or facebook. As a creative person myself this concerns me and since you are the first one Ive been able to find the original post of, I thought you might want to mention it to pinterest. Her pin of this photo is here: http://pinterest.com/pin/193654852696761576/ . If you have any questions, etc you can email me~ Im thyme2dream on either aol or gmail:)

Linda said...

Adorable and great idea. Are you aware your photo is all over Pinterest (without credit to the owner)?? Took me awhile to track down the owner of the photo.

BALPART said...

WONDERFULL !!!

Magnifque et ingénieux !!!

the classroom creative said...

What a great use for all of those outgrown rainboots! I'm sure the kids get a kick out of seeing how small their feet once were...

We featured your post at our summer fun 101 series: gardening round-up.

Hope you have a lovely week!
Nicolette & Karen
editors of The Classroom Creative.

Ninette said...

thanks for the inspiration - that is such a great idea! I found your picture on pinterest, have made a blog post about it on my small blog. Thank you so much - all of my family love our new garden containers!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

What an adorable project. We have featured your idea with credit and a linkback on Dollar Store Crafts: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2012/07/make-hanging-rain-boot-planters/

Gabli said...
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Gabli said...

What a lovely idea. I have planted small plants in my children's boots but never thought to hang them (even some come with a loop near the top to help put them on). I will have to try this soon!
Hope its ok that I am linking this to my blog where I keep great ideas like this.
Gabli

Erik Homemade said...

Absolutely adorable and wonderful!! I will have to add some to our garden wall myself! Thank you for the great and easy idea!

Felis said...

This is so smart and lovely ideas! I hope you don't mind that we popularize it in Pinterest!

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Auntie L said...

This is such a great idea! I've been so jazzed to try it ever since I saw this. Thank you! My niece has two sons--3 and 7--we are going to combine forces and take one each of each pair! Here's my flciker photos--got all these at thrift stores. I can't wait to get them planted! http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntiel/?savedsettings=8615495534#photo8615495534

I will for sure be checking back to see what other wonderful and cool ideas you have come up with. Thanks again.

Regina said...

These are just tooo cute! Makes me really want to give it a try.

Regina Partain
http://www.regina-atthelake.blogspot.com