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Debra Quartermain Design
 Making & Celebrating 
Monday, May 10 2021

I am all about plants and gardens right now. These trendy head planters I am seeing always make me smile. I designed a Whimsical DIY Head Planter which is a fun easy no sew project. This post is sponsored by Fairfield World, the content and comments are original and my own. I used Poly-pellets to give my planter some weight and shape so it would stand with the plant in it or outside not blow over. 

Materials:
24 oz bag Fairfield World Poly-pellets   
12" x 18" craft cuts Kunin Felt Premium: 1 White, 2 Black 
9" x 12" craft cut of print felt or fabric
2" scrap red felt for lips
Dimensional black paint
Fabric or felt glue
Scissors, rulers, clips or pins, chalk, marker or pencil, 2" and 6" circle template
 

STEP 1

Find the center of the white piece lengthwise. Measure down 4" from the top for eye placement. Mine are spaced about 2" apart, 1" on either side of center line. Pencil in and then go over with dimensional paint, let dry. 

STEP 2

For the hair, here is where you can have a little more fun creating your "do". At the center of the black piece of felt placed as shown measure a rectangle 6" across and 5" down You can use chalk to outline it. Now ready to style some bangs!  Draw with the chalk using this photo as a guide to make a hair style. Cut the bangs carefully with scissors. 

You will also need two 6" circles cut from the second piece of black felt.

STEP 3

Take the black piece and place over white aligning eyes and hair. Trim hair if it needs adjusting. Glue the two pieces together.

STEP 4

The lips. Take half a 2" circle of red felt. Fold in half again and cut a cute lip shape. Glue to face.

STEP 5

Cut the other 9'" by 12" piece of felt or fabric in half so you have two pieces 4.5" by 12". Center pieces at front and glue along white to create clothing. You could also  paint a piece of felt with dots or use buttons for polka dots. Trim ends even with white felt at ends. 

STEP 6

Fold the remaining black felt hair piece over white to the back.  Glue in place. Fold the entire piece into a cylinder, overlapping ends slightly. Glue and clip in place until ompetely dry.  

STEP 7

Glue a 6" black circle over bottom of planter. Glue in place. Trim off any excess felt carefully. 

 STEP 8

The 24 oz. container of poly-pellets has a handy pouring spout, so convenient. Now I poured the pellets directly into the bottom but you can also place them in plastic bag and put in bottom. I filled the planter about 4". I then placed the second felt circle on top of the pellets and glued in place. Both the poly-pellets and felt can get wet without any damage and will dry easily. Now just add your favorite plant!

Of course when I saw the mug "Head Gardener" I just had to get it! This setting makes me smile. 

I have a new potting bench area and love this Whimsical DIY Head Planter in the space. How cute is that! I need to make a family of pots. 

Thank you for stopping by my creative corner! You can find me on IG @debraquartermain and Fairfield World @fairfieldworld.
Debra

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Debra Quartermain Design

 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate and celebrate, sharing joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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