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Pretty Painted Cacti

By: dezine from
Pretty Painted Cacti
Pretty Painted Cacti
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Make your own indoor garden without the mess of leaves and potting soil by creating your own faux cactus. These Pretty Painted Cacti are super adorable and super easy to make. You'll wonder why you didn't think of doing this before.

These DIY garden ideas make great decorations for your coffee table, your desk at work, or your front porch. All you need to make these painted crafts is acrylic paint and some smooth, flat rocks. Follow this easy tutorial to learn how to paint your own tiny cacti. You'll love how they turn out!

If you don't want to "plant" them, you can use them to in your garden or you can hide them in your local park for a precious fun find. Brighten a stranger's day when you hide painted rocks in public places!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsNature Material, Paint

Primary TechniquePainting



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My kids are allergic to most house plants, and even if I could put a few in the house, the mold that could grow in the dirt is another hazard for us. I love that this idea uses rocks so that you can make a cactus garden that looks close to the real thing without the possible allergens.

I've painted rocks before and it is a lot of fun! This cactus idea is so,clever. I think it would be a cute gift for someone living in Arizona as a landmark garden item for fun. You could even add some red pompoms to resemble blooms, and paint on a little lady bug for extra whimsy. Add a tiny dew drop either n the form of a plastic bead, or create one with clear glue, glue gun glue, or white glue that dries clear. Add a ribbon to the pot for another option. Clever idea!

What a great idea! These painted rocks would be perfect for decorating an apartment - you can set up your "plants" and just forget about them! Or I guess I could make them for my sister... she doesn't exactly have a green thumb. Great project, FaveCrafts!


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