Styrofoam Heads Garden Pots-Cute and Unique

by Teri
2 Materials
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.
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.
Next spray paint the face and hand paint the eyes and lips. Add your own personal touch with costume jewelry.
They are so cute you can even start naming your family. This young lady looks like a Miss Daisy.
You can add a stake and give your buddy a home.
Suggested materials:
  • Styrofoam heads
  • Costume jewellery
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 17 questions
  • Vicki Vicki on Mar 26, 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 one i did but ca only use indoor..
  • Toye Toye on Apr 16, 2018

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

  • Lisa Sellers Lisa Sellers on May 28, 2020

    These look top heavy. How do you address that?

Join the conversation
3 of 144 comments
  • Kelly Lindsay Kelly Lindsay on Apr 05, 2019

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

    • Candace 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 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!