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Make dad a cute plant holder with a plastic dinosaur found at the thrift store!
I recently saw these on the web and chuckled. The Etsy seller is doing rather well, which I congratulate them on, but for me....this RAWRS DIY!

I thought it'd be great for a Father's Day gift or a fun flower vase for myself.

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  • How to make a toy planter. Dino For Daddio! - Step 1
    Step 1

    I found one for a buck at the thrift store, cut out a portion of the back with box cutters, spray painted it turquoise with a coat of clear to seal and popped in an air plant. The longest part of this project is waiting for the spray paint to dry and the hardest part is cutting out the square portion for the plant.

  • How to make a toy planter. Dino For Daddio! - Step 2
    Step 2

    It does sound kinda weird to have a plastic dino on your desk with a plant or flowers popping out its back but, believe me, it sure will make you smile!

    Cheap, easy and effective. Dig one out of your kid's toy box or find one at the thrift store and customize it to the color that suits Dad. It'd be cute to hang a tiny tie around it's neck! :)

    Go make one!

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Jade  P.
Jade P.
GAHHH AWESOME. Will be makng one of these Happy
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Jade  P.
Jade P.
GAHHH AWESOME. Will be makng one of these Happy
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maize hutton
maize hutton · 52 projects
The dino is about 12 inches long and about 6 inches tall. But, small ones will work too! Happy
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Sara  G.
Sara G. · Albuquerque, New Mexico, US · 2 projects
i was inspired!! instead of flowers i made it so it holds insense ill put up pics soon
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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary, IE
Its so lovely and a really unusual idea! I am looking out for a big plastic dinosaur Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Awesome fun idea . soooo coool, but i don't think they sell those ones so cheap in Holland-S Only the massif small toys.
but.... i can make it of paper mache on a old empty plastic bottle as well.
i love to make one!!!
I hope your dead loved it. i'm almost certain of it.;-D
well done!!!!
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ElmoGeval
ElmoGeval · Nederland, Colorado, US · 1 project
omg, great
question: How large is the Dino?
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