I’ve been really wanting some plants around the house, but I don’t really trust myself to take care of them seeing as I forget to change the water when someone gives me flowers and I have a month-old burnt out lightbulb that I still haven’t changed.
A few months ago I spotted this DIY on a blog where a mama made these with her kids.
DIY plant substitute that I can’t kill? Yes please.
DIY that’s kid friendly? My kind of DIY.
DIY where I can get everything from the dollar store? Even better.
So I took a deep breath, a few stretches and made my own little immortal cacti. Here are the basics just in case you wanted to make your own.
- Green paint (at least 2 shades of green)
- White paint
- Rocks*** (different sizes)
- Hot glue gun + hot glue sticks
- Pot (to hold the ‘cacti’ – not pictured)
- Soil/Sand etc. (to keep the ‘cacti’ in place – not pictured)
- Small flowers (optional – not pictured)
***Bonus tip: if you live somewhere rainy/snowy, line a cookie tray with rocks and let your shoes dry on them! Easy clean up 😉 How to make your very own immortal cacti:
- Newspaper/cover the area you plan on using
- Paint the rocks using green paint until they are completely covered (different shades if you want) (Let them dry between coats)
- Add details to the green rocks (I googled ‘rock cactus’ for inspiration)
- Paint pot (optional) and make sure there isn’t a hole at the bottom, and if there is, cover/tape it over)
- Put soil/sand into the pot
- Hot glue small rocks and flowers to the bigger rocks (if you wish)
- Arrange them in your pot… and ta da! Cacti!
- Clean up time 😦 NOW you’re done!
If you make these rock cacti:
- be sure to let me know how it went and send me pictures OR/AND
- tag me @tiffkaya / #tiffanykaya (on instagram) so I can see them!
Good luck and most of all have fun!