Make Potted Gumboots
Turn an old pair of gumboots into fun containers for growing herbs or plants on the kitchen doorstep, a small balcony or in the garden.
Give them two coats of red spray paint, or any other bright colour, choosing a pair with a matt rather than shiny finish for the best results.
For a Christmas feel, plant up the boots with strawberries and write notes to Santa using clip-on labels. The kids will love them.
TIP You can also paint the boots using paintbrush and an oil-based gloss enamel instead of spray paint.
Put your old gumboots to good use in the garden as festive red planters