Turning Crocs footwear into a succulent container garden couldn't be easier. Crocs footwear has great built-in drainage - lots of holes - and plants seem to love them.
I found this pair of baby Crocs at a second hand store for twenty-five cents. I brought them home, and stuffed them with potting soil, making sure to get the soil all the way into the toes of the Crocs.
For my first planting, I put in succulents, sedum and lobelia. While the succulents and sedum flourished, my casual watering, eventually killed the lobelia. Baby crocs don't hold much potting soil, so it can dry out really quickly.Baby Crocs First Planting.
After the lobelia died, I packed the crocs with several varieties of hens and chicks and some more sedum. If hens and chicks are just resting on the soil they will root. The rosettes I put into the holes all had roots, which could be inserted into the soil.
All of these plants are hardy down to USDA zone 3 so I could even leave them out all winter.