Paper Cactus Planter

Paper Cactus Planter

What You'll Need:

Foam Sheets or Cardstock
Hot Glue
Foam Brushes
Acrylic Paint
Painter's Tape or Washi Tape
3" Terracotta Pots
Foam Blocks
Paint Marker

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Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make a Paper Cactus Planter

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry! Anyone can create a Paper Cactus Planter. Cute cute cactus shaped plants out of craft foam or cardstock, then plant them in a floral foam base inside of your painted terracotta plant. Try cutting different styles of cacti or embellishing them in different designs.
  • 1 Cut shapes & draw details Cut shapes & draw details

    Cut cacti shapes from foam or cardstock. Draw dotted or crossed vein and spike details on each shape using a paint pen.

  • 2 Paint pot Paint pot

    Use painter's tape or washi tape to create a stripe or geometric shape on the terracotta pot. Paint shape with selected acrylic paint color.

  • 3 Construct cacti

    Glue the leaves and arms of the cacti together.

  • 4 Attach cacti to bases Paper Cactus Planter

    Add a foam base to the pot and use hot glue to attach the cacti.

  • 5 Cover foam

    Cover top of foam with rocks.