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Bring the Prehistoric home with you
If you didn't know this...these dinosaur planters have been a hit on Etsy. At least from what I have seen. They are very easy make and look really rad!

Posted by Shayla F. from Terre Haute, Indiana, United States • Published See Shayla F.'s 21 projects »
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  • How to make a toy planter. Dinosaur Planter Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    First...you will need a plastic dinosaur. You can find these at Walmart for a dollar and larger ones at Toys R Us. I painted my dinosaur with acrylics and sprayed with a finish. I wanted a complimentary color palette for these photos.

  • How to make a toy planter. Dinosaur Planter Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your Exacto Knife and cut a hole around the top (well...back) of the dinosaur. It is just like carving the top of the pumpkin...except this is plastic.

  • How to make a toy planter. Dinosaur Planter Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    The hole I created is around 3-4 inches. Thankfully the dinosaurs are already hollow inside.

  • How to make a toy planter. Dinosaur Planter Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, I put in my plant and gave it water so I could expel some of the water using my sewing needle. I made plenty of holes in the bottom of the dinosaur...you have to apply a lot of force for this part.

  • How to make a toy planter. Dinosaur Planter Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your project should look similar to this in the end after you have added soil and your plant. :D

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BelovedLillith
BelovedLillith · 12 projects
Very Clever. ^_^ <3
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Cassandra
Cassandra · 48 projects
This is amazing!
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SparrowFae
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
OMG my little girl loves this so much she wants to make one right now!! She is ridiculously obsessed with dinosaurs XD She ran in her room and dragged out a bunch of her own, to try to get me to let her make one of them into a planter. I think we'll go to the dollar store and get one to do it with, today Happy
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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
i can't wait to make one! thanks
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
love it!!!!!
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