DIY Upcycle Dinosaur Planter

Since planting season has arrived, we thought it would be fun to make a DIY Upcycle dinosaur planter after reading The Itchy Book. There was a lot of discussion on what to use, and how to design it. Since our family loves upcycling when it comes to crafts, we decided on this planter. Here’s how we did it.DIY Upcycle Dinosaur Planter
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DIY Upcycle Dinosaur Planter

Items needed are:
Empty Soda Bottle
Masking tape
googly eyes
Hot Glue Gun
Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Gravel (optional)
Utility Knife and Scissors

First off, you want to decide on the shape of your dinosaur. We decided to go simple with just a long-neck. I used a dry erase marker to map out our shape.

Once you have your shape mapped out, you can go around the bottle the masking tape to help keep the line straight. I just went with it and did it free-hand.

Pierce a small hole in the bottle with a utility knife, and then use the scissors to cut around the bottle.

Once I finished cutting the bottle into your desired the shape, the boys put a coat of white paint as the base. Once the white paint dried, they painted it with the colors they chose.

After much talk, they decided to go with a blue dinosaur with purple spots.

Once our dinosaur dried, we used a low-heat glue gun to glue the eyes in place. Then applied to Mod Podge.

When the Mod Podge dried we put gravel on the bottom of the planter. 

Add potting soil and a simple flower.

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