Yep. It's the planter nobody ever knew they needed to have in their life!
For me, a major part of the fun of sinterklaas ( or Christmas for that matter) is trying to slip in some idiotic gifts. I mean: while most of us are probably perfectly happy with a new set of bedroom slippers, that's not really the kind of stuff that accounts for a legendary evening (or... does it.......? hmmm...)
And this year one of our victims was my oldest sis in law. She works at the faculty of veterinary medicine, so Joost and I -maybe after some wine- decided that she really needed to have an office planter in the shape of a cow in her life. I mean: who doesn't?
So, one good evening after work, I cycled to a dollar store and bought a plastic toy cow. If you want to make one for yourself: try to buy one that is hollow and made of softer plastic( like the squeaky toys).
So, let's meet the cow in question!
|the victim of today's DIY!|
At home the surgery began.
I grabbed some scissors ("nurse, could you pass me the scissors?") and stabbed the cow brutally in the back.
|to my surprise it was filled with wool..|
|and cut an oval shape big enough for my plant and some extra room for oxygen supply for the roots|
Then removed its intestines...
|"wait! my guts!"|
Now there was only one thing left to do: placing a plant in my new cow-planter,
|It still makes me giggle|
you could of course spray paint it, or paint it with chalk paint and write something on it.. many possibilities here! But for the sake of and funnily enough, from a distance it kind of looks like it's made from old copper ( from up close it just looks like an ugly plastic cow though)
And my sis-in-law thought it was hilarious :)
Oh, and for those of you who'd like to know:
- toy cow: 3,-
- plant: 0,90
so, that brings this gift to a whopping 3,90. not too bad, eh?
Hope you enjoyed, and love to hear about your christmas gift DIY's!