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These animal planters are a relatively quick project that make a lovely gift or addition to your own collection of plants. Love the fact that I was able to re-purpose out grown toys.


Material

  • 1-4 New or used Plastic Animals
  • 1 Sharp Stanley Knife
  • 1 Marker Pen
  • 1 Small amount of good quality soil
  • 1 Small amount of pebbles
  • 1-4 Combination of succulents
  • 1 Pair safety gloves
  • 1 Mask for when you are handling the soil

Method

  1. Mark the area you wish to cut out on the top surface of the plastic toy with your pen.
  2. With gloves on carefully cut out that shape with your knife.
  3. Fill the now exposed hollow insides of the plastic toy with soil.
  4. Pick which plant you feel suits each toy best, really cannot go wrong here.
    Decorate with pebbles. ENJOY your miniature animal garden.

Notes

So far I have only used plastic animal toys but I am looking to try out other out grown objects to create an element of surprise in our garden.




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  • mom70050
    • 11 Jun 2015
      9:59 am

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  • What an inventive and brilliant way to recycle toys. They look great but how does the water drain?

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  • Love this idea. So beautiful and unique.

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  • These look great and a good project for school holidays

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  • Not sure if cute or creepy. But I like them haha

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  • That is a cute project. I love kids projects that involve plants too.

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  • These plastic planters are a wonderful idea my daughter still has a couple of them and l asked her if she would like to my planter’s out of them this weekend and she is really excited it’s a Great idea

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  • A great way to reuse toys that the kids have grown out of but still don’t want to throw away yet. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  • These are a great feature for around the garden.

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  • These look so good I have some horses me and my daughter are going to do this with now thanks for sharing

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  • These Animal planters looks so good. I am going to look for some of these plastic animals on the weekend and make some.

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  • I love these. What a fantastic idea and a great upcycle.

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  • Love the animal planters! They look amazing!

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  • Wow look at them!! Handy to know for the future when my kids get sick of their animal figurines… if ever that is lol.

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  • This is so cute. I can’t wait to make one.

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  • What a cute idea!

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