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I've been wanting to make these little beauties ever since I first saw a similar version on Pinterest last year. I love the idea of them, so fierce and extinct, looking all pretty in pink and gold! Knowing there's a huge love of monochrome at the moment gave me the idea of doing a matt black one too, but equally a plain white one, neon yellow, bright green, purple or whatever colour takes your fancy, will work equally as well too.
If you want to give it a go, follow the steps below. We had great fun painting them. If you don't want to add a cactus, any mini houseplant will do - or you could even use them as little pots to put trinkets inside, jewellery, buttons, washi tape. Anything!
THINGS YOU NEED:
Semi pliable dinosaurs
Small cactus or houseplant
(This bits for a grown-up to do)
Cut a hole in the back of the dinosaur about 3" x 2". Some dinosaurs are more pliable than others, these ones are from B&M stores and were £3.99 each or 3 for £10. However they were quite tough to cut through and quite dangerous. Therefore before you start, put them in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes, they soften up and the knife glides through so much easier.
Drill or hammer a nail through the bottom of the dinosaur to make 2 or 3 holes, in order to allow drainage of your pot-plants.
Cacti are prickly little monsters, so adding soil first makes it a lot easier than trying to manoeuvre around the spikes to add it in after! Fill the dinosaurs with soil leaving a nice little hole in which to place your plant. Using gardening gloves to avoid getting pricked, gently lift the cactus out of it's pot and very gently loosen the soil taking care not to break the roots. It's quite tough getting the little critters into the hole, but with a bit of patience and gently easing, it goes in eventually!
Brush off the excess soil and fill in any little gaps with soil. Et Voila! You have a very lovely unique little plant pot to make any little bedroom, lounge, playroom or kitchen shelf, look totally rad!