Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mr. Potato Head Planter


While trying to squeeze all of Jer's toys into his new room, I decided that it was time to downsize the Mr. Potato Head collection. So I started thinking about how we could use one in our new decor and it hit me that  he would make an adorable planter with crazy hair! 


Just cut the head off of your potato with a small hand saw, making sure that you start high enough in the front to allow enough room for the eyes then angle down towards the back. Using an mad scientist laugh while doing this is highly encouraged but not mandatory. Toss some small pebbles in the bottom to help with drainage then place your plant inside and the potato head accessories of your choice.


We used a fancy grass called Corkscrew Rush to give him extra crazy hair. He looks really cute on the side table in the living room and makes me smile every time I see him. :)


 

20 comments:

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

OMG - so fun! I love it!

the cape on the corner said...

how funny is that! love it, so quirky!

lisbonlioness said...

This is one of the few occasions where I almost wish a little bit that I had dogs instead of cats. This darling plant wouldn't see dusk in my house >.<
Such a sweet idea, wish I could have my own!

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

Haha - Funny idea! I might have to do this for a yard plant instead of the garden gnome. Visiting from Catch a Glimpse link up - have a great weekend :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thanks! :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thank you! It's always nice to find people who enjoy my humorous decorating style. :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

That is a bummer! A commentor below is thinking about using it as a yard plant instead of a garden gnome. Maybe that could work for you too. :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

That would be awesome! I just might put one outside as well. :)

Heidi Fowler said...

This seriously made me laugh! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

inspiredbyfamilymag.com said...

How fun!!! What did you use to cut the top off?

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Such a fun and creative idea! This totally made me giggle, but I love the upcycle aspect. Great job!

Ashley said...

haha this is so cute!!! thanks for linkin up to Tell Me Tuesday!!

kendascrafts said...

fun idea!! reminds me of a chia pet!

JLVerde said...

Love it!

HotPinkThread said...

What color blue paint is on your wall? It is exactly the color I need!!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

SO fun!!! I love it!

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Good catch! Sorry I missed that little detail. I just used a small hand saw.

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

It is called Botanical Tint by Behr. I am in love with it! :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thanks! :)

Sara said...

I love this. My son has a ton of potato heads and I need to try this ASAP