Teri
Teri
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  • Bellingham, WA

Styrofoam Garden Pot People-


Get ready to adopt some new friends for you garden. These are allot of fun to make and a real conversation piece.
July Challenge
July Challenge
First you find the styrofoam heads that holds wigs. You can sometimes find them at garage sales, 2nd hand stores, or salons. I mark the top of the heads with a marker where I will cut the top off. Then I grab my drill and drill out the head.
styrofoam garden pot people july challenge, crafts, gardening
I drill it deep enough to hold a plant.
styrofoam garden pot people july challenge, crafts, gardening
styrofoam garden pot people july challenge, crafts, gardening
Then I grabbed a can of spray paint and sprayed them. I use any spray paint and keep a far enough distance when spraying them.
styrofoam garden pot people july challenge, crafts, gardening
Now you can start playing make-up artist and create your head. I used acrylic paint and gathered some things to give her a touch of class.
styrofoam garden pot people july challenge, crafts, gardening
Wired earrings, green leafs for her necklace with a real bee hive brooch.
styrofoam garden pot people july challenge, crafts, gardening
You can have them on a base of some sort, stake, or sit them on the ground.

Suggested materials:

  • Styrofoam wig holders
  • Spray paint
  • Wire-earrings
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  • Diane curtis
    on Oct 15, 2018

    What did you put on your drill to cut it the foam?

    • Vicki
      on Jun 4, 2019

      a sharp knife or a drill circle blade that cuts hole in a door - is messy though

  • Vilma
    on May 19, 2019

    When I used spray paint in styrofoam, it damaged . What happened?

    • Debbie
      on Jun 16, 2019

      The first coat of paint makes the styrofoam a little bumpy. But that is OK. Will make it look more like cement. Add several coats of paint Then I use a bit of metallic paint to accent the cheeks & eyes in an antique copper or oil rubbed bronze. Kind of makes it look like metal. I’ve also made them with Big doll heads! They turn out Great!

  • Mildred G.
    on Jul 12, 2019

    What happens to it when it rains?

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  • Delores Jackson
    on May 11, 2019

    What a fun idea! After making one "Teri Style" I'm going to see if I can transfer photo of granddaughters to a pot.

  • Dee
    on Jul 27, 2019

    What a fun project for the whole family! I giggle at the thought😀. tfs!

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