This was super fun for my 8 yr old you can use all sorts of old toys


  • A old plastic/rubber toy ( or buy a cheap one from $2 shop )
  • Spray paint Colour of your choice
  • Spray on sealer (Clear) ... Adult use
  • Stanly knife *adult use
  • Blutac / Putty (Non toxic) ... Can use kids non toxic blutac


  1. Carefully cut a round opening at the top of the doll's head
    *if you would like to protect any part ie' eyes ect cover the area with blutac
  2. Spray paint the doll in a well ventalated area and allow to dry
  3. Seal with the sealing spray and allow to dry
  4. Fill and cracks and joints on the inside with blutac or putty, if the opening is large enough I seal the neck joint compleatly.
    Allow 24 hrs to set
  5. Fill the opening with potting mix & plant the succulent positioning to look like hair and enjoy watching your Dolly Pots head grow :)

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  • mom199864
    • 25 Sep 2016
      11:47 am

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  • cool idea, thanks for sharing


  • Quirky and different. I like it!


  • Its so simple but very interesting idea, my daughter has many old dolls in our store room which she just not playing with any more, I can try this on any one of them.


  • What a fabulous idea! That way kids still get to keep their much loved dolls & still care for them in years to come! Thankyou for sharing.


  • I feel like I am going to screw thus craft out


  • Great idea! I have heaps of succulents to use


  • Great idea and a beaut way to recycle old kids’ toys


  • this is a very cute unique idea


  • Love this idea!


  • These are very cute, almost like the dolls have bows on their heads. I think that they would freak out my girls a bit much though.


  • I can’t decide if these are freaky or brilliant.


  • these are so cute, my boss would love them!


  • Creative use of upcycling unused things


  • That doll on the right looks really cranky and scares me! I just cant do the cutting of the dolls head but great idea


  • This is such a great idea. Think I may try this with some of my boys older toys they don’t use anymore.


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