Containers forum: Does anyone have outdoor planters that look like heads

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 11, 2015 9:57 AM CST
I would like to find a planter that looks like a head from a old statue or a kit to make my own which would be less expensive. Does anyone here have a source or any ideas? I found a site that talked about kits but can't locate a source for the stone face kits.
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Zanymuse
Apr 11, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Betty, I have been looking around for this same thing. I have not tried to make any yet, but it does look do-able.

This is the first instructions site I found for making them yourself. http://soilsister99.blogspot.com/2012/04/head-gardeners.html

The second is easier but not as personalized. It still looks like a wig stand to me.
http://designerssweetspot.com/2013/04/meet-betty-bling.html

There are probably a lot of others but I haven't found them...yet Whistling
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 11, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Brenda, I will take a look at those sites to see if I am handy enough to tackle one. I have seen photos of them they seem rather pricey to me and I am not sure how sturdy they are as I wouldn't want them to get knocked over by wind or small animals.
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Zanymuse
Apr 11, 2015 9:02 PM CST
I see them selling for 75 to 150 dollars. Add shipping costs (they are heavy) and they are way out of my budget. That is why I have been looking in to making my own. I'll post back if I find any other possible ways to create them.
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Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Apr 11, 2015 9:13 PM CST
I just found this one
http://www.blingology.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2013-0...

They look small. That could work for miniature plants. Or you might be able to find larger dolls to work with in a second hand store. It wouldn't matter if they were "decorated" with markers or were missing their hair.
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Paddy
Apr 12, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Face Stone Ferrocent Sculpture: https://youtu.be/wGDtKukeIbY

I think this idea could be easily adapted to make a head planter by changing the shape and removing the internal paper form . This would probably be easily removed when wet .
I've been trawling the Web for a silicone mould to make my own head planter , but no luck so far .
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Zanymuse
Apr 14, 2015 3:50 PM CST
Paddy, thank you for that link. I book marked it as a project to try in the future. Her tutorial makes it look very doable. Not easy but definitely something I want to try when time, money and weather converge into a working trio. Every piece would be unique and add a lot of character to the garden.

I also like that you can make them as large or small as you want and can choose to leave an opening in the back or top to plant them.
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Apr 22, 2015 1:31 PM CST

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Not quite a head planter but the idea is good.
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daylilydreams
Apr 22, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Paddy, those hedgehog planters are very cute.
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woofie
Apr 23, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Look what I found just now:
http://www.designtoscano.com/product/code/EU2221.do?code=PDI...
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daylilydreams
Apr 23, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Woofie that looks good but I am wondering if the base would be very stable it looks rather small in comparison to the head. I will think about it maybe I could anchor the base in soil. I tip my hat to you.
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woofie
Apr 23, 2015 12:41 PM CST
I know, I was concerned about that, too. They are made of resin. If the whole thing is hollow, you could weight the base, or possibly drill a hole in the bottom that you could slip over a rod buried in the ground. I'm sorely tempted. Smiling Oh, and the same thing is available through Amazon with free shipping.
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woofie
Apr 23, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Oh, and here's another one:
http://www.amazon.com/Design-Toscano-EU1010-Antiquity-Philos...
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valleylynn
Apr 23, 2015 9:14 PM CST

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And this one http://www.amazon.com/Succulent-Garden-Peaceful-Beauty-Plant...
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daylilydreams
Apr 23, 2015 9:48 PM CST
Lynn, that one is a beauty. Another one to consider. Thank You!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 24, 2015 12:06 PM CST

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I like the sweet expression on her face.
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 24, 2015 12:24 PM CST
@valleylynn so do I it really looks like she belongs in a woman's garden. The base also looks to be wider than some of the other ones that folks posted. I only would like one so I want to really want to make sure this is the one that wants to live in my garden. Lovey dubby
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valleylynn
Apr 24, 2015 12:35 PM CST

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She does, doesn't she. Smiling
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 24, 2015 12:59 PM CST
I found these small rock face planters that I may purchase, they are kind of cute. I really would like to see a bigger head planter in person before making a decision on one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FJVF92/ref=ox_sc_act_ti...
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 24, 2015 2:18 PM CST

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Those are cute and fun. Makes me smile. Just wish they were larger.

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