DIY Decorative Stone Cactus

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April 18, 2018

Decorative Stone Cactus - small terra cotta pot with super cute stone cactusMy parents tease me because I've always been such a lousy gardener. They say I've got a touch that could kill a cactus. This craft is in their honour: a cactus plant I can't possibly ruin because it's made of stone! You can make this cute little forever-plant with items you may already have around the home.


Total Time: 1 hour


  • a few oval stones
  • acrylic paint in green shades
  • acrylic paint in white
  • paint brush
  • fine tip paint brush
  • pebbles
  • moss
  • mini pom pom balls (optional)
  • hot glue gun (optional)
Decorative Stone Cactus - supplies


  1. Paint your oval stones in different shades of green. Allow to dry.
  2. Decorative Stone Cactus - paint the stones in different shades of green and allow to dry
  3. Flip over and paint the other sides. Allow to dry.
  4. Decorative Stone Cactus - flip and paint the other side and allow to dry
  5. Use your fine tip paintbrush to add lines and details in other shades of green.
  6. Decorative Stone Cactus - use the fine tipped paint brush and other shades of green to add details

  7. Add X marks and dots in white paint to make little prickles.
  8. Decorative Stone Cactus - use white paint to make Xs and dots for the prickles
  9. Fill the pot 3/4s of the way with pebbles. Add the cactus stones inside, then use moss to prop them into place. If you'd like to make cactus flowers, hot glue mini pom pom balls on the tops of the stones.
  10. Decorative Stone Cactus - fill the pot 3/4s with stones, use moss to prop up the stone cactus - optional pom flowers can be added now
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April 22, 20180 found this helpful

i love this idea. i'm also a lousy gardener and have killed a cactus or two. going to start looking for some stones to turn into cacti.

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April 23, 20180 found this helpful

Lousy gardeners unite! Perhaps one day we will have greener thumbs, but for now, let the green paint be why they are green! ;) Have fun with this!

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April 24, 20180 found this helpful

That is so cute, I can't wait to make one myself. You are so talented Attosa and such an inspiration.
Thank you :)

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April 24, 20180 found this helpful

That is so cute, I can't wait to make one myself!
You are so talented and such and inspiration Attosa.
Thank you :)

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