I am so excited about this latest little project. We have been working pretty diligently at our house to not only getting started on spring clean and de-clutter, and reorganizing, but we’re looking to spruce up each of our rooms. Either with a new coat of paint, rearrange the furniture and or add pops of Spring. Which then lead us into this fun project- Unique Dollar Store Planters.
Those that follow us, know our love of succulents. The kids have been asking to have a plant in each of their rooms as well as we thought it would be fun to have them throughout the house. With my not so secret love affair with the dollar store, the kids and I went on a mission… To find some fun colorful unique items from the dollar store, that we could turn into planters. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!After combing the aisles, we came home with these four little numbers! A butter container, toy plastic elephant, piggy bank, and a fake apple. Then it was off to the nursery to find some perfect little beauties to go inside.
If you are going to try this project for yourself, I do recommend that you have a (aff link) Dremel. They are so handy to have around the house for many other reasons (and not too expensive), but for this project it will make it 100 times easier to cut the plastic. Otherwise, you can certainly use a exacto knife as well. The only other tool you’ll need is your trusty glue gun!
Here is how we converted each of the items into planters.
Butter Dish Planter
This one is pretty basic. We essentially flipped each of the butter dish pieces around and hot glued it together. Then added three miniature succulents into it.
Toy Elephant Planter
This one we used the dremel and cut a pretty large hole in the back of the elephant. These plastic toys are typically hollow, making them great for a planter. This is little lady is going to be in my office and so I used some white spray paint on here and then added in a succulent. I puffy heart her 🙂
Piggy Bank Planter
For this one, I initially used an exacto to draw out the square opening I wanted for the planter. Then using the Dremel, cut a square out of the top.This one required a little extra potting soil in the body of the bank, so fill it as much as you need and then add the succulent or plant in at the end. I recommend sanding the hard plastic down after using the Dremel because you don’t want sharp edges.
Faux Apple Planter
This one we were able to cut into it using the exacto knife. There are a few different kinds, this one happened to be a foam material. But those that are plastic, should be handled similar to the elephant.The foam works great at holding the water. These are great for teachers gifts too!!!
And just like that, we have the cutest little unique planters for a dollar!HAPPY SPRING my friend!!!