I wanted to share a project I’ve been working on. Recently, a small goose planter caught my eye at my local thrift store. I glanced at it, but I decided to leave it. Several days later it was still on my mind. Luckily, when I went back, it was still there. I’m going to be honest, I wasn’t sure if it was a goose or a swan. But, after looking at several photos of both, I’m confident it looks more like a goose.
I’m not sure why, but I have a thing for ducks and geese. My dress-up goose, Betty Duck Duck, sits on my fireplace. Every month I decorate her for a different holiday or season. She even has a golden egg that I decorate for the different seasons. I also have a collection of small rubber duckies I use to decorate my bathroom. Maybe that’s why this goose planter stuck with me.
I thought I was the only one who had a dress-up goose on her fireplace. But after watching a few videos on social media, I discovered that a whole new generation of people are embracing the dress-up goose. But when I looked online, I was surprised and horrified at how much people were charging for one. Not to mention the insane markups on the outfits. With that in mind, I wanted to find a way for anyone to bring a little avian fun to their house. So, if you can’t afford a dress-up goose, this craft is for you.
The first task was to thoroughly clean my little goose planter. This is essential for anything I pick at a thrift store. I discovered the goose had a few chips and even a small crack, but nothing too bad. Luckily, I wasn’t planning on putting a real plant in the planter.
A pleasant surprise was waiting for me when I peeled off the price sticker on the bottom. Turns out, my goose planter was made by someone named Wally for a person named Sue for Christmas!
Next, I headed to the craft store to grab ribbon and flowers to decorate the goose. I also grabbed planter foam and an Easter pick. My plan is to create a few seasonal flower arrangements that can easily be interchanged for the different seasons and holidays during the year. Since it’s springtime, I’m starting with Easter. I plan to create some festive scarves and hats for the goose for other holidays during the year.
I found the perfect-sized floral foam to fit inside the goose planter. I didn’t even have to cut it. Then I just cut the stems of the flowers and started to arrange them. All it took was about a half hour of work before I was done.
To finish, I tied a pretty purple ribbon around her neck and added the Easter bunny pick.
I can’t wait to decorate my new goose planter for summer. I’m already thinking of ideas for all the different seasons and holidays. I hope this craft shows you how easy it can be to turn someone else’s trash to your treasure. So many items can be salvaged and given a new life with a little material and creativity. I’ll keep you posted on how I decorate this planter throughout the year. And if you’re out there Wally, you did a great job on this planter. Have a happy Easter and keep crafting!