The Planter Purse

Raise your hand if you have a kooky neighbor who uses boots and suitcases as planters.

Raise your hand if you are the kooky neighbor who uses boots and suitcases as planters.

Ah Ha! Thought so.

So, I didn’t have any boots around this summer, but this cheapy old teal green faux patent leather purse had seen better days. The zipper was gone and the lining was grimy…time to try something new!

So I punched some holes, filled it with dirt, called it a day. Some leftover Styrofoam peanuts at the bottom should help with drainage, assuming I don’t kill the poor thing first.


  1. says

    That is such a great idea! I’ve used old pots, and random plastic containers, but never even thought of a purse. Neat!

  2. says

    You’ve got a great idea in the bag! I could see a whole row of purses. You always make me smile.

  3. says

    Oh man!

    My best girl uses teapots, but a purse!
    That’s brilliant.

  4. says

    Yes, but wouldn’t an old Vuitton purse be great? I have a Vuitton large duffle bag that I got at a tag sale for a dollar, yes $1. It has a tear that I need to get fixed at the Vuitton repair shop, but that could work, out by the Pool. (note: I do not carry Vuitton bags. Not preppy enough.) Ann
    Can you remove the word verification option? I am going to write the word HERE: ” pantins ” until you do.Sometimes they are really really funny.

  5. says

    I planted a dwarf blueberry plant in an empty container of cat litter. I don’t care what it looks like, as long as I get blueberries!

  6. says

    I’ve been told by friends that they’re afraid to stand still for too long, for fear that I’ll plant them up OR put them on eBay…. but I must say that the thought of playing with dirt in an old purse escaped me. Kudos, Girlfriend. You do crack me up.

    PS – I like Nutbird’s idea, and today’s for moi is “unith”… Unith we stand, Crafters.

  7. says

    ok. i used to do this too and i went so far as to register a website, pocketbook full of posies, to sell them. i found out they dry out REALLY fast and you basically have to water them three times a day. beware!!!

  8. says

    I think this takes recycling to new heights and it would look great repeated in other color bags–a great window display! You are brilliant, as always!

    xo Mary Jo

  9. says

    Looks gorgeous Peaches! I wish I had you as a neighbour. Coming up with blog fodder would be a piece of cake! 🙂

  10. says

    Love your planter purse! Stumbled and reviewed this awesome recycling project.

  11. Ann says

    I have a disappointing Talbots purse. They don’t make them like they used to. I was going to cut the leather handles off and send them to you to make a barkcloth tote or something. Now, maybe I’ll send the whole purse. You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood. Ann nut bird

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