Outdoor DIY Craft: Cacti Plant

DIY Outdoor Craft: Cacti Plant | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! With Summer nearly upon us, it’s only fitting to start spending even more time outdoors in the sunshine and warm temperatures, don’t you think? But what about CRAFTING with our beautiful nature? Today’s video is a fun example of how you can use a simple thing found outside and turn it into an amazing craft project!

For this video, I will be sharing how I used small rocks and turned them into a cacti plant. Cacti is such a popular thing these days, and I too love the look of them. With just a few colors of Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, I was able to paint these rocks to look similar to cacti.

DIY Outdoor Craft: Cacti Plant | Nina-Marie Design

I went for a more playful style with the painting of these rocks by choosing brighter colors and painting on some white dot details. But you could also adapt the design to look even more realistic and “true to nature”.

This cacti plant is very small; only about 3 1/2″ in height. I found a small cup that I could place my “plants” into. I had some moss that I could fill the cup with as the base for my cacti. You could use grass, twigs and dirt from outside if you don’t have any moss.

I also used some Prima paper flowers from their Wild & Free pack. I always loved the look of flowers on a cactus, so I just had to add some onto my arrangement! The florals from the Wild & Free pack reminded me of desert flowers.

DIY Outdoor Craft: Cacti Plant | Nina-Marie Design

I adhered all of the pieces of my cacti arrangement with hot glue. You could try other adhesives but I wanted to make sure everything stayed in place. Hot glue was the adhesive on hand that I thought would do the best job.

DIY Outdoor Craft: Cacti Plant | Nina-Marie Design

I hope that today’s post has been inspiring to you and that you will give this unique DIY project a try! More details – along step by step instructions – for this project are in the video below. This was such a fun project to create, and really was very simple. It also would make a great kids craft also… summer craft days were always something I loved when I was a kid!

Thanks for stopping by and spending your day with me… I’ll be back later this week with more inspiration to share!

DIY Outdoor Craft: Cacti Plant | Nina-Marie Design



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