Teri
Teri
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  • Bellingham, WA

Styrofoam Heads Garden Pots-Cute and Unique


These are so fun to make and very cute in the garden. First you find yourself a styrofoam head that you use for wigs to sit on. I usually pick mine up at garage sales or 2nd hand stores. I don't pay mote than $3.00 for one.
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Do a little surgery by cutting off the top of the head and then carve out a hole large enough to plant a groundcover in.
styrofoam heads garden pots cute and unique, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Next spray paint the face and hand paint the eyes and lips. Add your own personal touch with costume jewelry.
styrofoam heads garden pots cute and unique, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
They are so cute you can even start naming your family. This young lady looks like a Miss Daisy.
styrofoam heads garden pots cute and unique, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
styrofoam heads garden pots cute and unique, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
styrofoam heads garden pots cute and unique, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
styrofoam heads garden pots cute and unique, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
You can add a stake and give your buddy a home.

Suggested materials:

  • Styrofoam heads
  • Costume jewellery

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3 of 16 questions
  • Kip3217449
    on Jul 11, 2016

    Where do you get the Styrofoam heads?

  • Vicki
    on Mar 27, 2017

    hi there they are looking great-wot paint do you use as it looks like a spray but if enamel based will eat into polystroyn..here one i did but ca only use indoor..

    • Teri
      on Mar 9, 2018

      Vicki it is that time of year again where I start making my people heads. I use regular spray paint on them. The trick is a many lite coats so it doesn't eat away the polystyrene. Have fun!


  • Toye
    on Apr 16, 2018

    Do you treat them with something so they stand up to the weather?

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  • Kelly Lindsay
    on Apr 5, 2019

    Styrofoam heads are on E-bay - for about $3.00 dollars each.

    • Candace
      on Jun 23, 2019

      Thank You Kelly!! I just ordered a male and a female head on ebay. Can't wait til they arrive!!

  • Candace
    on Jun 23, 2019

    I also wanted to know what kind of paint to use, but I googled painting styrofoam and got my answers that way. It seems a good primer coat is the key, then you can use any kind of paint - "enamel" spray or metallic or granite, etc. Gonna give it a try!

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