5 Great Ideas for Re-using Your Old Wellies

Recycling your old wellies is a great way to reduce the amount of waste we create and to reduce our impact on the environment. Many of us buy wellies every year and hardly ever re-use them and they can be expensive! Once you have decided your wellies are not fit for wearing anymore, you can still find many other uses for them and you may be able to give them a give them a new lease of life.

Why is it important to recycle/ upcycle?

Recycling is a very important issue in todays society as waste has massive negative impact on our environment. We can all play our part and help have a positive impact on the world that we live in. Therefore by recycling your wellies you are helping the environment stays clean and pure at all times. Your very own contributions to the preservation of the environment are needed more now than ever before.

  • Repurposing old materials reduce your environmental impact
  • It saves energy because not as many products are manufactured
  • It preserves natural resources
  • Saves money

  • How To Recycle Your Old Wellies

    Now if your wondering just how you can recycle your old wellies then Here are some up-cycling ideas!

    Storage

    Instead of buying new storage boxes, use your old wellies to keep all your garden tools, DIY essentials or other household items together in one place. Put two little holes at the top of each boot and some thick string through them to create a useful handle.

    Garden Shoes

    Your wellies might be past it for wearing out and about in the great outdoors, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be worn. Old wellies are great for wearing as gardening shoes, even if there a couple of holes in them, you’ll still get a fair amount of use out of them. If you want to get more creative you can even cut your wellies to make a shoe rather than a welly so they are easy to slide on when out and about in the garden.

    Plant Pots

    Why not turn your old wellies into plant pots? It’s a quick, simple and fun way to re-use them, just pop a few holes in them (if there isn’t already!) to allow water to drain away and then you’re ready to plant your flowers, just make sure you add compost to the bottom of the shoe. This can create a really unique, funky decoration for your garden, if you want to get creative you could even create hanging baskets or regular plant pots.

    Scarecrows

    If you have a scarecrow in your garden or field, why not give him his own pair of wellies? The perfect finishing touch to his outfit! Or you could keep hold of them until Bonfire Night and use them for your Guy Fawkes. If you don't have a scarecrow then why not make one? this can be a fun activity for all the family to get involved in, if your struggling on how to make one you can follow our guide follows simple steps on just how you can achieve it.

    Donate

    If you have old wellies with no holes in them, then consider donating them whether its to friend who could make use of them or to a charity where you know someone will benefit from them. The rainy winter months can leave those less fortunate with cold and wet feet, so they’re sure to get plenty of use from them.


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