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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  • 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.


  • Great crafty idea


  • The gold ones are terrifying!


  • My Mother-In-Law has stacks of old dolls lying around, she could make dozens and she loves gardening too


  • thanks for sharing. Looks like a fun little project to create.


  • They look kind of creepy but cool


  • Not sure what anyone else thinks, but those gold ones are bit scarey


  • interesting idea. never seen anything like this before!


  • Definitely an interesting idea but they are a little creepy!


  • Interesting idea, the dolls creep me out. Think might use plastic animals instead.


  • WOW these are soo cute, I’ve seen dinosaurs done just like this but not dolls. Very clever idea.


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