‘it’s a small world’ DIY Flower Pot Stakes

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It's a Small World Planter Stakes

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It’s always been a big debate on whether on not “it’s a small world” is a awesome attraction. There’s a lot of people who don’t like the attraction because of its repetitive song, but it’s undeniable that the decor is super cute. And the story behind “it’s a small world” and it’s truly an intriguing one. If you’re a lover of the ride like myself, you can take a virtual ride of the attraction when you aren’t at the parks!

“it’s a small world” DIY Flower Pot Stakes, courtesy of Disney Family

Recreating the iconic flower signs from the attraction can add an extra pop of color into your garden. These garden stakes a perfect part for your blooms, like hydrangeas or succulents this upcoming season. These work for a potted plant or really any outdoor space.


  • 4–5-inch wooden cutouts, in circles or hearts
  • 12-inch wooden dowels, for the flower stems
  • Basswood sheets, thin enough to be cut with scissors
  • Acrylic paint, in solid or glitter colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Letter stickers or paint markers (optional)
  • Hot glue


Paint the wooden cutouts and wooden dowels with a base coat of acrylic paint in colors that match the flower or heart signs from “it’s a small world.” Allow to dry completely.

DIY Planter Stakes Supplies
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For any shapes that are not found already pre-cut (like petals, leaves, or small dots), the desired shape can be drawn onto thin basswood sheets and cut out with scissors. Small dots can be punched out from the wood sheet using a hole punch.

Cutting DIY Supplies
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Paint any basswood cutouts with a base coat of the acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely. If more details are needed, use fine-tipped paintbrushes to add details atop the base coat of paint.

Painting DIY Planter Supplies
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If using, paint the letter stickers with acrylic paint in colors that match the signs from “it’s a small world.” Paint markers can also be used to write out any script.

Paint Script
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Add any final paint details with a fine-tipped paintbrush. Hot glue the finished wood pieces together to create mini versions of the iconic flower, heart, or leaf signs.

Put Together Iconic Flower Sign
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