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
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.
I drill it deep enough to hold a plant.
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.
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.
Wired earrings, green leafs for her necklace with a real bee hive brooch.
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
See all materials

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Using Buttons
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies

Have a question about this project?

3 of 9 questions
  • 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?

Join the conversation

2 of 49 comments
  • 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!

Your comment...