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DIY Dinosaur Planters


Spring is here (although the temps say otherwise) and for us that means lots of playing in dirt and fun with plants! To jump start our spring gardening we… didn’t plant a garden. Nope. Since we’re moving to who knows where, we decided to put gardening on hold.

We did make the CUTEST little dinosaur planters that seem to be increasing in popularity. These dinosaur planters are the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor kid space. At under $3 a piece, you can afford to make an army of these little guys and give them as gifts. Party favors, whaaaat? Oh and they look great spray painted too! So let’s get started!


Toy Dinosaurs
Assorted Succulent Plants
Cactus Potting Soil
Cutting Knife

You can find these materials at Walmart. The dinosaurs are $1 each and succulents range from $2-$4 depending on variety.



In each dinosaur, carefully carve out a hole large enough for a plant. Cut drainage holes at the base of each dinosaur.

Carefully remove plants from their original pot and re-pot them into the dinosaurs. Fill in any gaps with residual cactus soil.

Easy peasy!

Have you started sprucing up for spring? What DIY gardening projects are you working on? I’d love to know!

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  • Reply Tanisha

    What a cute idea! I recently bought these little starter flower grow kits from target and I think my son would have fun putting them into dinosaurs. :)

    April 17, 2016 at 11:12 AM
  • Reply karissa Ancell

    These are just so cute! What a really clever idea for spring.

    March 31, 2016 at 1:47 PM
  • Reply Laci

    These are so cute !! I’m a plant junkie and Mess with mg plants daily I will definitely be letting my kids do this one !!

    March 30, 2016 at 8:48 PM
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg how fun is this?!?! I think even my little girl would love this. Too cute!

    March 30, 2016 at 8:07 PM
  • Reply Paula

    Oh my word, my son would freak out over these. We’ve been talking about making him a small garden, inspired by fairy gardens, but he said “no fairies, momma.” But he likes dinos. I think we have a winner!

    March 30, 2016 at 2:25 AM
  • Reply Candi

    I have never seen anything like this, what a clever idea. I bet the kids love the dinosaurs.

    March 29, 2016 at 10:50 PM
  • Reply Brittany

    This is a really great idea. It would be really cute in a boy’s room!

    Southern Soul

    March 29, 2016 at 9:18 PM
  • Reply Dawn McAlexander

    My daughter loves plants all over the house. I bet she would enjoy these so I will make sure to show her.

    March 29, 2016 at 9:17 PM
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    Only you could make toy dinosaurs look so goo. Your photography is exceptional and I like the idea of dinosaur planters.

    March 29, 2016 at 5:40 PM
  • Reply Megan McCoig

    Really great idea! Looks like a really fun activity for the kids to enjoy, and then for you all to make use of!

    March 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM
  • Reply Heather

    This is awesome! My kids came home from an outing with friends several days ago and requested a cactus, this looks like a fun way to plant one!

    March 29, 2016 at 3:38 PM
  • Reply Lesley Carter

    These are perfect for my little girl. She loves dinosaurs and she’s always putting them all over the house. I wouldn’t even need to buy more.

    March 29, 2016 at 11:56 AM
  • Reply Mariah

    This is so cute! Gah! This would be super cute in the garden, little garden dinosaurs in with the gnomes! Totally doing this!

    March 29, 2016 at 10:31 AM
  • Reply tp keane

    Oh my god, I have so many of these ruddy things, half of which I stand on. What a great idea. I’ll def try.

    March 29, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    My son would have loved these dinosaur planters when he was in the dino phase. He’d go around randomly roaring at people. It was cute and funny. Sort of LOL.

    March 29, 2016 at 8:28 AM
  • Reply jill conyers

    This is a great way to repurpose old toys. Very creative. Scented play dough is a favorite in our house.

    March 29, 2016 at 5:18 AM
  • Reply Rose Sahetapy

    At first I thought they’re just regular dinosarus toys, turn out they planters as weel…what a clever idea! I’m busy to find some ideas for my plants, so this one of the idea I could use. Thanks for posting this.

    March 29, 2016 at 4:20 AM
  • Reply Rachel Langer

    WOW these are not only fun, but they look pretty cool! I would love a T-Rex cactus planter on my kitchen window!

    March 28, 2016 at 9:50 PM
  • Reply Debra

    These turned out so cute! I feel like this is something that Firefly fans would be all over!

    March 28, 2016 at 6:33 PM
  • Reply dani cc

    What an original concept, we love cactus and we love dinosaurs. Will be trying this forsure! These little guys would look great in the back yard too!

    March 28, 2016 at 6:11 PM
  • Reply Cristina

    My kids are 10 and 8 and we still make scented play dough. It’s just something that doesn’t get old. Great ideas!

    March 28, 2016 at 4:24 PM
  • Reply karen

    haha – THIS is so creative and fun that I cant stand it! I so want to make a bunch of these! Such a conversation piece! You also make the directions easy to do – thanks for that!
    Karen |

    March 28, 2016 at 3:27 PM
  • Reply Robin Masshole Mommyd

    Those are so cute! What a fun idea this is. I know for a fact that my kids would love these.

    March 28, 2016 at 1:41 PM
  • Reply [email protected] Foodgasm

    OMG this is AMAZING!!! Sooo adorable! Especially for a kids room!

    April 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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