Disney DIY: Mickey Head Flower Planter

Here is a DIY project to give you a little Disney cheer at home. We had some left over landscaping “stones” from a larger project and spontaneously arranged them into a Mickey head. We liked it, and it made it into a planter. It brings a smile our faces. Neighbors and some family members may think that it’s a little weird, but we don’t care.

The project is easy, relatively inexpensive, and does not require much space. Here is how you do it.

Materials:
20 rectangular stones or bricks.
2-3 bags of top soil
flowers of your choice
***THAT’S IT!!***

Prep:
Remove sod.
Either loosen soil or dig about 4-6 inches deep to give roots room.
(optional) Lay down a barrier to grass/weeds (a trash bag works well).
Arrange stones in Mickey head shape.
Fill to edge with top soil.
Plant flowers of your choice.

Total time: less than an hour.

Flowers: we use Vinca. They bloom continuously here along the Ohio River from May through the first hard frost. Bambi and his family did not find them tasty last year (we have 8-10 deer in our yard on most days). They will spread and fill in the open spaces as the summer progresses.

Cost: plants and material were purchased at big box Home & Garden store.
stones – 20 x $1.50 = $30
soil – 2 x 2.00 = $4
flowers (2 groups of 9)
2 x 10.00 = $20
TOTAL: $54 (plus tax)

I hope you like this and find it useful.
Pongo.

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Mickey and two cardinals (You have to look closely.).  Two of our favorite things.  Go Mickey, and Go CARDS!
Mickey and two cardinals (You have to look closely.). Two of our favorite things.
Go Mickey, and
Go CARDS!
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