Edible and fragrant Christmas planters

With these planters, you’ll most probably have what you need at home. Having the classic Christmas-coloured gummies in your gumboot pile is a good start, but you can use any colour you have! The great thing with this DIY is that it’s a very easy project for little people to help with – and help eat once the fruit starts ripening! Pop by the front door to add a welcoming festive entrance for your visitors, or at the backdoor for yourself!

You’ll need:

  • Gumboots (in a festive colour if you like!)
  • Plants 
  • Saucers (to stop water getting into the gumboot)
  • Newspaper
  • Gloves
  • Strawberry straw


  • Stuff your gumboots with newspaper, so the pot doesn’t fall in. This will also to give your gumboot some shape.
  • Put saucer near the top of the gumboot.
  • Put plants in and push down, so they’re level with the top of the gumboot.
  • Scatter some strawberry straw around the top – to cover the soil, so it can help retain water, and to give your project a bit of class.


  • Keep your plant watered; it’s a living project after all.
  • You can use lots of different plants. Strawberries, herbs, poinsettia, etc. Anything that looks festive, smells good, or you can eat! 

By Kineta Booker