Thrifty "Toy Planter" DIY: Funky Animal Planters for Cheap
With a house full of toys and a plant obsession, I'm frequently asked when I'm going to make the toy planters trending on the web these days. I'd been planning to make some, but my friend Rosaly of Old Skool Junk beat me to the punch making the colorful set above. She recently gave them to me to finish painting, fill with plants, and sell.
DIY Steps: 1) Select your thrifted toys to slice into, make sure they're hollow! 2) Cut a hole in their backs for the plant to live in. 3) Optional: Spray paint your toys, leave them to dry for at least a day. 4) Fill with your plant, most likely a succulent unless you're working with a huge toy with space to accommodate a plant that needs more root space. 5) I'd top with a decorative mulch like marbles or aquarium gravel.
I been enjoying them hanging around in the house so we have made it to the sell stage yet... but I intend to make some special cards for them and place them in the antique store to see how they sell. If you'd like to buy one from me in the meantime though, drop me a line!
These planters are a hit with everyone who sees them. I can't wait to experiment with larger hollow plastic toys I find and make more!
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What thrifted finds do you like to fill with plants? Old buckets? Vintage drawers? Anything that can hold dirt can hold your plants!