Did all those manufacturers of cheap, plastic animal toys ever envision the slew of kitschy, creative DIY projects they'd set off? I doubt it. These dollar store gems are the raw materials for so many amazing crafts, and this planter made from a dinosaur is now officially my new favorite.
Hillary of The Thrillz of Hillz began unintentionally collecting plastic animals a few years ago and now has a bag of them to use as fodder for awesome craft projects. After being inspired by some other animal planters on Pinterest, she put a dremel to her sacrificial triceratops and upgraded it into this funny but cool end product. Check out the full tutorial on her blog for tips on how to create your own.
(Images: Hillary/The Thrillz of the Hillz)