This was super fun for my 8 yr old. You can use all sorts of old toys.


  • A old plastic/rubber toy ( or buy a cheap one from $2 shop )
  • Spray paint Colour of your choice
  • Spray on sealer (Clear) ... Adult use
  • Stanly knife *adult use
  • Blutac / Putty (Non toxic) ... Can use kids non toxic blutac


  1. Carefully cut a round opening at the top of the doll's head
    *if you would like to protect any part ie' eyes ect cover the area with blutac
  2. Spray paint the doll in a well ventalated area and allow to dry
  3. Seal with the sealing spray and allow to dry
  4. Fill and cracks and joints on the inside with blutac or putty, if the opening is large enough I seal the neck joint completely.
    Allow 24 hrs to set
  5. Fill the opening with potting mix & plant the succulent positioning to look like hair and enjoy watching your Dolly Pots head grow :)

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  • mom199864
    • 25 Sep 2016
      11:47 am

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  • I really don’t like these sorry.


  • This is awesome! I have been looking for the old school troll dolls to do this sort of thing. But totally loving the dolls now!


  • What a cute idea! I might give it a try.


  • Oh I love this so much, totally cute. I think I’ll give this a go, I have plenty of succulents I could use too.


  • Looks like you’ve done a lot of work on these


  • that is very crafty. Would be great to give dolls from an opshop a second chance with this project!


  • Not sure these are for me, the gold ones look quite scarey, possibly nightmare material


  • This remind me scared movie i watch.But this is creative.Not sure i would try this.


  • Very creative! Well done!!


  • Looks amazing thanks for sharing your project


  • I don’t think I would use anything like this but I think the concept is good


  • I would DEFINITELY have to choose a different toy because dolls are creepy but this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing x


  • These are terrifying!! Not my thing but i like the idea of recycling.


  • Looks interesting. Not something i.will do but great idea.


  • This is awesome!!! Makes me wonder what else around my house I can convert into planters!


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