DIY Minion Planter

Hi, everyone!

I hope you’ve had a fantastic day.  We are still here enjoying the good weather and we love being outdoors rearranging plants and planter. Just the other day we went out with the girls to walk the dog and we found next to the garbage dumpster two tyres. Ahem, ahem. Walking with two children and a dog, it seemed a bit excessive to pick up two tyres, but when they saw them they started jumping all excited and told me to took them home to be a companion for the lonely tyre our dog had adopted.

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

Little Miss S loves to play with him… obvious, right?

I’m easy going regarding junk, I know … Well, being two girls and two wheels the process was simple, each of them rolled his own tyre its way home, with the added luck that we did not meet any neighbor. What more can we ask for?!

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

That afternoon we went shopping because we had already decided what to do with all three tyres. Yes, we left Pinxo (our dog) without his. We bought some spray paint and I must tell I am a fan because it is fast and the finish is perfect!

From here and throughout the whole process of spray painting I did it alone, as we only had a mask and security is our priority.

As you will see no explanation is needed because it is very simple, but I’ll give you anyway.

First thing to do is to protect the surface where you are going to paint the tyre, and protect it well without skimping on paper or plastic unless you want a nice stencil on the ground ….

Tyre

You need to spray about 20 cm away, giving light passes. Do not let the spray fixed on a spot or you’ll end up with spirts of paint.

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

Repeat the process with all tyres.

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

On one of the tyres, we cut some newspaper to make a stencil and change the color on some areas.

Tyre Tyre Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

As we had to wait for the paint to dry, we headed to a small forest we have very close to our house and that it has an abandoned house. The slats of the broken shutters would be great to fill our tyre, as well as some plastic bottles.

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

Slabs

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

At home and once placed the timber, we filled the tyre with soil. Then we took a lid and draw a black circle.

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

At home and once placed the timber, we filled the tyre with soil. After that, I painted a black circle in the middle of the lid.

Easy DIY Minion Planter using some old tires and spray paint · My Sweet Things

The last thing was to attach the lid and a black ribbon around the tyre, and add some plants if I call them that… I know, I know, I need to improve my gardening skills!

And now we enjoy of our Minion planter in a corner of our garden 🙂

I hope you like it as much as we do!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs,

Pili

 

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52 comments

    • Pili says:

      Yes Mary, the best kind of projects. I love when we start with some idea and then we brainstorm and they imagine incredible things!!

    • Pili says:

      The girls are really excited about it. Now there are three of us looking in dumpsters!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Jenny says:

    I have tires waiting to be painted for planters – but this makes me think of how I could ‘decorate’ them. I don’t know if my Other Half would enjoy Minions all over the yard, lol. It’s cute!

    • Pili says:

      Our yard is quite small so there’s no room to have too many planters. My “other half” is now used to my craziness lol
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Evija says:

    I love this Pili, so cute and imaginative.. 🙂 I love the photo of your dog sleeping in there.. so cute 🙂 my pleasure co-hosting the WW link party with such a talented young lady!! Have a great week xx

    • Pili says:

      The pleasure is mine, Evija! You know I looove everything you do! My youngest girl which is 6 loves to play with Pinxo, and he loves her… That’s why he let her put a hat, pink glasses and even a princess crown!

  3. sue says:

    Great use of tyres! I’m making a minion birthday cake for my grandson – they are pretty popular at the moment. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

    • Pili says:

      Yes, Minions are really popular… although my mum has no idea what the are. She says the planter is a bit strange 😉

  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    I love that your daughters are getting in on the game of recycling, upcycling, using their imaginations to create! You are teaching them well, it looks like a fun project and a great statement in the garden!

  5. Joanita Theron says:

    This would be the envy of any Minion fan…LOVE IT!
    Thank you so much for sharing…really! Have this pinned in my to do Garden Pin Board =D
    Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday

  6. Sarah R. says:

    This is GREAT!! I just love how it turned out. Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see your latest makes & makes tonight!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

    • Pili says:

      Thanks, Sarah!! My pleasure, I love all you do!
      See you at the party this week, I have more to share!

  7. Heather says:

    I love how you can see these random items on the side of the road and turn them into fantastic projects. Amazing creativity! Thanks for sharing with #GoodFriendsFriday

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