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Foam Pumpkin Faux Cactus

Who would guess that this awesome cactus is actually made out of a foam pumpkin? With a few simple supplies, you can make this faux cactus to enjoy all year!
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Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Start by painting the pumpkin with the light green paint. Allow paint to dry.
  2. Add additional coats of paint as needed, allowing each coat to dry completely.
  3. Using a fine tipped paint brush and dark green paint, paint lines along the grooves in the pumpkin.
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  5. Spray the pumpkin with clear coat. I applied 3 coats.
  6. Remove the flowers from the stem and then cut off the excess plastic at the base of the flower. See photo below.
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  8. Apply hot glue to the back of the flower and attach it to the side of the stem.
  9. Continue attaching the flowers around the stem and then place one on the top of the stem.
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  11. Add the pins to the pumpkin, for the spines of the cactus. Stagger them for a more realistic look.
  12. Work your way around the pumpkin until all of the spines are in place.
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  14. Place the cactus into the pot and enjoy!

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August 28, 20170 found this helpful

Awesome, I love it!

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August 30, 20170 found this helpful

I LOVE THIS!!!

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