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DIY Dino Planter

Dino Planter

So, I came across this post on Pinterest, and loved the idea.

After some searching, I found that the original is from the lovely folks at Plaid Pigeon, I believe, so if you are gung-ho about purchasing one of these, take a look in their shop! Theirs include real plants, more color options, and more dinosaur (and even animal) options. Their store is lovely, so if you’d like to buy one, please visit them at Plaid Pigeon.

But now, the problem was that I couldn’t afford the cute planter on my own, but still wanted one.

For a DIY version, my instructions are below.
If you’d like to put in a real succulent, instead of the fake one I used, all you’ll need to do is follow the alterations mentioned below, as well!

Here’s what you’ll need for the Faux version:
Things you'll need!
-Paint color of choice
-Paint Brush
-Plastic Dino (Mine was $1 from Dollar Tree)
-Craft Knife (Be careful!)
-Faux Succulent

For a REAL plant, please replace the Faux Succulent with a real succulent plant, along with gathering some small rocks, and some good cacti/succulent soil.

First step is to cut a hole in the top of your dino. I used a faux plant, so my hole could be really small.
Cut a hole
For a real plant, make sure you cut out a large, even hole out of the back of your dino, and also cut a small hole in each foot (for drainage).

Next step is to paint that sucker. I used a cute blue. You can also spray a coat of clear spray paint or enamel when finished for protection.
Paint your boy
For a real plant, make sure you don’t get paint inside the Dino.

Then, add your faux succulent, and VOILA!
Finished little guy!
For a real plant, add a bottom layer of small rocks, another layer of soil, and then nestle your plant inside. Then, as previously mentioned- VOILA!

 

You’re all set!

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