Summer is coming, sunny days and fun activities await you. However, decorating home with seasonal theme is even more fun to me. Summer decor has many elements to play with, from summer colors; nautical theme of beach; refreshing fruits like lemons, watermelons, and more; summer flowers like sunflowers and many others; all the way to cute mini cactus or succulents. This time I made DIY Faux Cactus from styrofoam ball. It is super easy and quick to make, but it looks super cute for summer decoration.

Things To Prepare

This is a very easy and quick Summer DIY to make. And cacti are super cute, plus you don’t have to take care of this one. Anyway, here is the short list of items that I used to make my DIY Faux Cactus from styrofoam ball:

  • A styrofoam ball
  • Dark green spray paint
  • Light green acrylic paint
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Pink flannel
  • Red ribbon flower ornament
  • UHU glue

How To Make

My DIY Faux Cactus will only spent less than half an hour to make. In that case, you can duplicate them in many and different shapes. It would be cute to have them in a row of potted cacti too. Okay, here is the simple steps on how to make faux cactus with a cute little pink flower on top :

1 .Paint the styrofoam ball with dark green spray paint. Leave it dry.

2 .Paint some dots in a regular line from top to bottom ball. Do the same by making more lines evenly. For this, you use light green acrylic paint and use a thin brush to add the dots. Let it dry.

3 .Now, add yellow dots of acrylic paint on top of each light green dots. Let it dry before continue.

4 .Take some pink flannel and cut a mini flower shape out of it and glue it on top of the cactus ball.

5 .Get a red flower ribbon and stick it on top of the pink flannel flower. And your DIY Faux Cactus is done! Use a cute mini mug as a pot to hold the the faux cactus.

Anyone can do this DIY faux cactus, as it is super easy and quick to make. Some greens in your home would look great for summer theme decor. So, now you know how to make a mini cactus in a very simple way. Happy trying!

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Posted by:mel

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