DIY Plant-a-saurs Planters

DIY Plant-a-saurs Planters

By: Katie Neely

These Plant-a-saurs Planters are a fun way to decorate your garden, house, or patio!

Plant-a-saurs Planters dinos

What you will need:PastedGraphic

  • Plastic toys
  • Succulent plants
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Spray Primer
  • Spray Paint
  • Soil
  • White Sand
  • Pumas
  • Drill and drill bit

I found a majority of the toys I used at Value Village, they also had the best deals. Every toy I found there was $1.99 or less. Michaels and Hobby Lobby also have the toys you will need but they’re much more expensive. Make sure you find hard plastic toys that are hollow in the middle.

Cut a hole in the back of the toy and drill drain holes in the bottom. BE CAREFUL. The plastic can be difficult to cut. Prime it using the spray primer and let it dry.

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Spray paint the toys in layers until you get the desired coverage. Let each coat throughly dry between re-spraying. Using a planter hook made this process much easier.

Next, I made my own succulent mix by combining potting soil with white sand and pumas. Fill the back of the toy with the soil and insert your plants. Lowe’s had a great selection of succulents at reasonable prices $2-$5, some come in packs of four plants.

plants for dino

I hope you have as much fun making these as I did. Everyone I know will soon have a Plant-a-saurs planter, they’re so cute and so much fun to make. I tried finding other animals (besides the turtle) but dinosaurs seem to be the easiest to find at thrift stores.

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dino planters blue

I can’t claim this as my idea, I found it on Pinterest!

katie@haveyounerd.com 
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