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 compleatly.
    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 :)

Want other brilliant projects sent to you?


This project was posted by:

  • mom199864
    • 25 Sep 2016
      11:47 am

Post your project

  • This is a great idea and totally creepy! Haha


  • What a clever idea!


  • This is a great idea especially for school holidays. I love the colour you used and one could really do anything with them, very clever idea!


  • That’s the best idea I heard. I love suculents and crafts- best combination ever! Thank you


  • I’ll do that with the animals probably. love it.


  • Kind of creepy but good idea!


  • They look great in that gold. It makes all the difference. Well done!


  • cool idea, thanks for sharing


  • Quirky and different. I like it!


  • Its so simple but very interesting idea, my daughter has many old dolls in our store room which she just not playing with any more, I can try this on any one of them.


  • What a fabulous idea! That way kids still get to keep their much loved dolls & still care for them in years to come! Thankyou for sharing.


  • I feel like I am going to screw thus craft out


  • Great idea! I have heaps of succulents to use


  • Great idea and a beaut way to recycle old kids’ toys


  • this is a very cute unique idea


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?

No picture uploaded yet
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.

Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just submit?

Write A Rating Just Submit