Color Block Dinosaur Planter Decor

May 23, 2015Laura Mason


So, you might remember last month’s project, featuring a teensy birdhouse, an even small dinosaur and an airplant (or click here to see it now!) Well, the cute little dinosaur I used came in a package with several other cute little dinosaurs, and I couldn’t let them do to waste. I had to make something with them. So, today I’m bringing you Color Block Dinosaurs. A little gold spray paint and these dinosaurs turn into perfectly unique additions to any terrarium or potted plant. And they couldn’t be easier to make.

First, tape off the part of your dinosaur that you don’t want to end up gold. I recommend isolating a certain feature (like I did the armored back plate on the little blue guy) or blocking off half or a third to give your dinosaur a paint dipped look.



Lay your dinosaurs in a shallow box or on a piece of cardboard to spray paint them. It should only take one coat. Let everything dry thoroughly before peeling off the tape. Depending on how thick you sprayed the paint on, drying time should be around 10-20 minutes.


You might notice that the red dinosaur didn’t end up with a neatly defined section of gold – I didn’t stick the tape on tight enough :( But, this was easily remedied by just giving him another coat of spray paint, from the top only. I actually kind of like the gradient look it gave him – the gold fading out as it gets closer to his feet is pretty cool I think.

Once everything is dry, you are ready to add your dinosaurs to your favorite pots and plants. Get creative here! You can certainly set them next to a cute succulent, but finding ways to nestle or even partially conceal them is even more fun.

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Your friends will definitely be in for a surprise when they notice these sweet, shiny little guys peaking out at them!



I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! And please let me know what you think of the dinosaurs!!

Comments (1)

  • Mimi

    June 4, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    What a fun idea, I really like how they look with the succulents! Thanks for the idea.

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