Upcycled Dinosaur Planter - Pink Ankylosaurus With Tillandsia Air Plant
I really, really love making dino planters. They make me smile no matter how many I make! I picked up this ankylosaurus at a yard sale from an 11 year old who was selling his old toys to make room for all the new ones he was anticipating getting at his upcoming birthday. When I told him what my plans for were for this little guy, he was so flippin' happy that I came back later with a planter just for him as an early birthday gift. He was pretty psyched.
I hand paint each of my planters with a base coat of primer, 3 - 4 layers of acrylic, and a glossy protective finish coat to prevent chips or scratches. Each is left to cure for at least a week before being planted to be make sure that they will hold up to years of wear.
This air plant is incredibly easy to care for. It doesn't require soil, so it's simply placed in the planter but can be removed and changed out at any time. Tillandsia absorb water through their leaves, so it just needs to be run under the faucet or dunked in a glass of water once a week and put near bright filtered light. They even thrive under office fluorescent lighting
Height (including plant): 4"
Width: 2 1/2"
Length: 8 1/2"
Thanks for looking and please feel free to contact me with any questions!