To do this project, you'll need:
- 1-3 different types of succulents
- Potting soil
- A container, a shoe in this case
- Cut out the tongue. I used meat scissors to cut the tongue out of my shoes. This allows the succulents to grow through the laces. The laces keep the integrity of the shoe, both visually and functionally, so everything doesn't fall out.
- Stuff the toe with a little moss for drainage
- Fill the shoe with moist potting soil and add moss wherever the soil needs a little support
- Pack the soil in a little more, and add more
- Use your finder to poke a hole where your succulent roots are going in. You only need 1-2 of each starter, as they will self-seed next year.
- Tuck the succulents in and cover the roots. Place the shoes in the sun and water gently.
Next year, you can vertically hang the shoes on the side of the house or just leave them in their natural state at the back door. You can act surprised when your guests ask what happened to your shoes.