There’s always bit of excitement in the air when the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, at least for myself and four other bloggers. Welcome to Trash to Treasure Tuesday where my gal friends and I whip up new inspiration for you using found, cast-off, misfit, or just plain ugly items. With that being said, look at this…umm…quirky thrifted planter.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s another goose with yet another heart, and…it’s totally ready for an all-new purpose. AmI right or what?
It’s nearly new and cute, but too cute for my taste. What to do? Upcycle it!! In case you’re wondering, I have upcycled another LARGER Canada goose back in this post. He’s stellar now, just sayin’. Additionally, you can see my other geese makeovers and heart refashions as well. (click/tap each text to see)
GOOSE BE GONE
First order of business is to take off that silly goose head. With one flick of a screwdriver, it’s off with his head!
Now, hold your tears for the goose. Sign up for my free email newsletter to see what becomes of him and his heart in my next post. tee hee!
After that, here’s what I’m left with. hmmm…it instantly makes me think woodland.
Then, that leads me to dig into my sock stash from my sock doll and animal creations and I come out with this loot.
Do you spy a squirrel in there? Also, notice the little wooden acorns I have on hand. I told you I was a nut.
Yes, I’m a sucker for all things handmade, so I begin with my needle and thread to form a body beginning with the neck.
Once sewn, I think stuff a belly and legs in. In addition, I leave a little space in the bottom to put a little pack of rice in the bottom so my little squirrel can sit upright.
It’s at this point that I get totally into what I’m creating and skip taking pics. No worries, I’ll show you him in a second, however.
Okay, back to the thrifted planter inspiration of a treehouse. In order to make my woodsy vision come to life, I want to add a cozy awning for my mouse friend. I grab a bit of trim and cut it into mini awning and attach with my nailer. In addition, take a peek at how this other treehouse had me dabbling in toy creations. I’m a kid at heart!
Also, I want to make it cute, so I cut a few felted wool leaves to go on top. Likewise, you can see my other felted toy creations for my upcycled farmer’s market or my sweet shop/market/garden as well.
If you know me, I just love creating my own wool felt for various projects (SEEN HERE). You can see what I did with these thrifted sweaters used as upholstery in the video below.
WHY, HELLO THERE
Meet my newest little creation inspired by a weird goosey thrifted planter. haha. Isn’t Hank a plump cutie?
Hank is tucking away his acorns for the cold winter that’s brewing. I daresay, his little belly shows he is well-fed!
Now I have to ask…are you feeling inspired? Or, maybe you’re thinking I’m a little nuts for seeing a thrifted planter in such a fun way. hee hee. Not only do I thoroughly enjoy every bit of what I do, but hearing feedback from you is the ultimate cherry on top. If you’d like to adopt Hank, his treehouse, and his nutty addiction, you can find him and more available in my online shop.
In addition to leaving some comment love below, make sure to pin and share to inspire others too. Creating is a true joy and blesses all those around you.
With that in mind, make sure to sign up for my FREE newsletter to see part 2 of this thrifted planter upcycle. That head and heart aren’t going to waste! HEAD HERE.
PLUS, you will get your free Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Now it’s time to see what my Trash to Treasure gals have for you below.
Mother Deer says
Creative AND adorable. You’ve outdone yourself again 🙂
I hope you can tell how much fun I had with it. tee hee! Thank you. Stay tuned for part 2!
Rebecca - NC says
I can’t believe you transformed something that awful into something so adorable!!!! We are humbled by the Queen of all thing “Thrifty!!!” 💕👸🏼💕
You crack me UP, Rebecca! haha. This was all fun for me and I so delight in sharing. Most of all, hearing from you. Thank you!
Christy James says
Oh my goodness, Larissa, this could not be any cuter! So fun, and some little one is going to love it! XOXO
Can I just say how excited I was to do this? 😀 At first, I had no idea what to do with it when my friend, Mandy, found it for me. Then a lightbulb went off and away I went! Thank you, Christy.
Vicki Bray says
WOW! WOW! WOW! So creative and so darn cute! Great job!
aww…you just made my day, Vicki! Thank you!
This cuter than cute!I had no idea how this was going to turn out. Should have known.. Have a lovely day.
You’re so fun, Charleen! 😀 I had fun and love to hear you did too. Thanks!
Denise Zdziennicki says
I never know where you’re going with these makeovers but they ALWAYS make me smile! Super adorable my friend! 🐿️🤗😊
How fun to hear! 😀 I’m so glad it made you smile, Denise. Thanks so much for the giggle!
Super, Super cute. Just darn right adorable.
Wish my mind was as creative as yours.
Enjoy your evening
I sure will, Colleen. It’s so fun for me to share. Thank you!
Awwww…. sooo cute. It’s now a sweet winter scene.
So adorable 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
Yay! What fun for me to not only create, but to share with you. Thank you.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
That is so darn cute, Larissa! Love it! xo
I’m delighted to hear it, Nancy. I can’t wait to show you the rest in my next post.
Naomi Shelton says
Well, that transformation was truly inspired, Larissa! What other adjective than CUTE applies?? Such an imagination you have, girl! Thanks for sharing this inspiring project!
It brings me such joy to get to work on such things and share them with you all. Thank you for the heart-felt smile, Naomi.
What a cute and unexpected idea!!!
woot, woot! Thank you so much, Wanda. 😀
SANDI ALLEN says
Wow! I wasn’t expecting this transformation at all. I was thinking you were going to repaint it & make it fabulous for Christmas!
This is a whole lot better. I am blown away. What a wonderful transformation! Love it!
I actually debated on that, but couldn’t resist getting some hand-stitching in. It’s been a while! I’m so tickled you like it, Sandi. Thank you!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Such a fun upcycle, Larissa!
Thanks for the love, Jen.