Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes

Wooden shoe wall planters / Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes and other topiaries via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

I hit the new and used store the other day, and came across some old wooden shoes. 

I posted them on Instagram and Facebook, (read the replies in those links) asking what in the world others would do with them.

Well, you convinced me I HAD to bring them home, even without a goal in mind.

Wooden shoe wall planters / Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes and other topiaries via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Leaving the wooden shoes in their original patina (for now), a hole was predrilled in each, then attached to the entry wall with screws. 

There’s just something about an organic wood patina that I can’t bear to treat nor cover. Sorry painters, but I think I’m a little addicted to them as is!

Well, that just started all kinds of other goodness going on. You can’t just hang fabulous wooden shoes filled with moss and plants and not do up the entire space! Nope. Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes definitely happened.

Cone shaped moss topiary / Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes and other topiaries via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

And here we have what I think is my personal favourite piece. This mini cone shaped topiary was created with a solid sheet of moss, hot glued onto a cone form, then wrapped with jute twine. A little raffia inside a stained clay pot and it turned out as cute as can be!

My crafting friends while at the Michaels Hometalk Pinterest Party will recognize it! It was SO fun crafting along side everyone!

Vintage ironing board entry table for spring /  Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes and other topiaries via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

The moss topiaries made prior are hiding in the background as well.

Just a few little elements thrown together became an entryway all ready for spring! Even with snow still on the ground.

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All because of a couple of old wooden shoes. 

What would you have done with them?

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  1. Love the idea of hanging the clogs on the wall! Also took a look at your moss topiaries and was just reminded of the fact that I have moss growing in the back part of my yard…yippee!

  2. What a great find! I love the way you styled them and I know you’ll have fun changing what they hold as the seasons change.

    I have three meat grinders in my basement and had no idea what to do with them. I’m going to use one of them like you have as a pencil holder on my desk. What a great idea!

  3. I love how your entryway turned out. Don’t you just love how you can pull together a bunch of items you already have and create a whole new space? It’s such fun! Now I want stay home and play rather than go to work. :-) The shoes are great! I wouldn’t paint them – it would just cover up their history.
    Wishing you Gods best – Elaine

  4. Looks great! I started wearing clogs a few months ago because my back was bothering me. Wow they helped with my posture and no more back pain. I think the dutch get it. -Carole

  5. How neat! And I totally agree; keep the patina as-is.

    It looks like those clogs were waiting for you to take them home. They look so perfect! If I come across a pair I’ll know what to do with them now. :)

    Thanks for sharing these photos.