Monday, April 6, 2015

Hand Painted Mini Cactus

Posted by Tara


A week ago I did some hand painted garden markers, and I enjoyed all the painting that was involved. I had lots of rocks left over and wanted to paint them and make them into something cute! 

When I was getting ideas for my garden markers I happened to come across some river rock painted into cactus. I thought "what a fun idea!" I was going to do large river rock, but really liked the idea of setting small pots with painted cactus on a window sill for a kitchen or on a book shelf.

This craft is not only easy but cheap! I bought most of my supplies at the dollar store and the dollar spot at Target. Rocks were free from our nearby river bottom and I already had the green craft paint! 

Here is what you'll need:



First wash your rocks and make sure all the dirt has been rinsed off. 

Then sort your rocks. I chose a long rock and two round shaped rocks per pot. You want to have dimension.


Paint your pots and let them dry. After they were done I sprayed them with a sealant. I then painted my 3 rocks different shades of green and tried making them all look like different cacti.


Once the pots are dry and the cacti are done, fill your pots with moss. Place the rocks in the pot where you want them. Then fill in with tiny rocks to hold your cactus in place. That's it! Look how adorable they are! What a great gift these will make for a friend or for Mother's Day!


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29 Comments:

At April 9, 2015 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Michele Reynolds said...

CUTE! I've been wanting to make one of these<3 Yours are too cute!

 
At April 10, 2015 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Maria said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute idea!!! These look absolutely adorable!!! Such a sweet craft idea! :)

 
At April 11, 2015 at 1:47 AM , Anonymous Carmia said...

So, so cute! It looks almost real. Great idea!

 
At April 11, 2015 at 7:24 AM , Anonymous Foredi said...

Thanks for share information. Goodluck.

 
At April 11, 2015 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Kathleen Berlew said...

I absolutely love these! Plants I can't kill!

 
At April 11, 2015 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Two PlusCute said...

I show this on Hometalk.
How cute and easy!

I pin.

 
At April 13, 2015 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Valerie Ott said...

Oh my goodness, I can't take the cuteness!!

 
At April 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Jeanette Sumruld said...

Oh my word - those are adorable! I think I need some of these for my patio! Love them!

 
At April 17, 2015 at 6:08 PM , Blogger Hannah said...

This is such a cute idea!!!

 
At January 7, 2016 at 2:04 PM , Anonymous JWaugh said...

My goodness these are so cool!

 
At March 4, 2016 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Craftberry Bush said...

loved creating mine with my daughter. :)

 
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At April 30, 2016 at 1:54 AM , Blogger Lucie Kopecká said...

I've just finished my cactus pot. It looks really cute. Thank you for this tip! :-)

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At May 27, 2016 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Sara B said...

Now or never! I am going outside to find some rocks and paint them. Can´t take all this cuteness. Have a nice day :)

 
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At July 30, 2017 at 12:55 PM , Anonymous Heather said...

Hello. I can't wait to try this idea 😃 So cool! Just wanted to know what size pots you used? Thanks 👍🏻

 

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