A few months back while I was leaving out of Target I happened to see these ceramic dinosaur planters in the, I think it may be called Bullseye's Playground now, but it was the Dollar Spot. It's usually full of junky junk that is going to wind up at Dirt Cheap in a few months for a quarter.
They were five bucks each and the cheap skate in me never likes spending full price, even if it's fairly low to begin with. I was only going to get two of them but Mr. Husband Sir said "You are getting the set, I am not going to listen to you whine about not having the other two for the next ten years." And I would too.
These guys are pretty awesome, being adorable and having a drain hole!
Well...they weren't all that adorable before I got on them with a couple of cans of spray paint.
These are the "after".
The T-Rex was the only one in a palatable shade (the brontosaurus is ok). I thought about painting the other three each a different (decent) solid shade but that would have meant buying 3 cans of spray paint. And you have to buy the good stuff to cover up those hideous colors well. That was going to get expensive so I decided to paint them all the same and only having to buy one can of good paint and then accent spritzing them from a can of cheap stuff I had in the shed.
They are small planters but perfect for starting cuttings in.
I feel bad that I didn't get this post up in time for others to buy these but they sold out of them really fast in the store and online. I was looking on ebay and people are trying to sell them for 40 bucks each, and that doesn't include shipping.
They will eventually turn up in a thrift store...every thing does.
In the mean time file this idea away for the future.
Or check Dirt Cheap! A few may have found there way there!