A Goose Planter for All Occasions

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.

Betty Duck Duck in her St. Patrick’s Day costume.
Betty Duck Duck in her Easter outfit.
My bathroom Easter duckies

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!

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