Recycled Shoe Flower Pot

Instead of throwing away the shoes you’ve outgrown, use them as pots for plants. It's a great gift to give to the eco-conscious people in your life.



  • Seedlings
  • Old shoes (sneakers or closed-toed shoes work best)
  • Potting soil
  • Drill



With the help of an adult, drill two small holes into the soles of the old shoes for draining. Fill up shoe with potting soil. Place seedlings into soil. Top off shoe with more soil. Water your plant.

NOTE: Make sure you consider light conditions when selecting plants.


Text by Elizabeth Cosby and Lyssa White

Photographs by Lyssa White

Photo: Girl putting soil in shoe
Photo: Girl organizing flower pots
Photo: Flowers in shoes