Hedgehogs are adorable little nocturnal creatures that are spiny, have short legs and a pig like snout. Many people have Hedgehogs as pets as I did many years ago and I still love them to this day. So when I saw a craft project for making a DIY Hedgehog Planter out of plastic bottles on Pinterest, I set out to find a tutorial for making them and found it on ‘Susie Qute’. These remind me of Chia Pets as the plants within them spill over the sides like hair.
There are several suggested ways to make them, each one is made with recycled plastic bottles, but the outer decorating can be done with twine, jute, burlap or even old pantyhose.
The hedgehogs in the photo below were made using burlap as mentioned above by wetting the burlap in a water/glue mixture and shaping to conform to the bottle.
And this little cutie below is made with even less materials, the body was painted tan and a face was painted on.
The Hedgehog Planter we will be focusing on today is using twine. But you can use these guidelines to create your own unique little hedgehog planter for your garden.
What you will need:
Black Sharpie or spray paint
Empty plastic bottles
2 black buttons
2 bobby pins or twist ties
Hot glue gun
Garden twine in your choice of color
Plants or succulents to fill your planter
To get the full tutorial, please head over to the Susie Qute Blog for step by step directions and a lot more photos to make your own DIY Hedgehog Planter.
If you decide to make this, tell us how it turned out. Make sure to give us any tips or ideas you may have on making it even better.
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Image Credits: Pinterest