How to Make a Cactus Stone Planter

Create a Low-Maintenance Cactus Stone Planter

Adding a touch of greenery to your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. A cactus stone planter is a great way to bring a fresh look to your space without the need for constant maintenance. With just a few supplies, you can make a unique and colorful planter that will add a playful touch to any room.

For this craft, you will need:

  • A small ceramic plant pot
  • 5-6 small oval stones
  • Acrylic paint in dark green, light green, and white
  • A large paint brush
  • A fine paint brush
  • Colored gravel-like pebbles

You can find the small oval stones at a nearby beach, garden, or park, or at most garden centers. The other supplies can likely be found at home or at a local craft store. With these materials, you can easily create a cactus stone planter that requires no upkeep, but still adds a touch of life to your home.

Instructions for Making a Cactus Stone Planter

Step 1: Using a large brush and green paint, cover one side of each oval stone. Apply the paint in thick layers to avoid the need for a second coat. Allow the stones to dry. For a quicker drying time, use a hairdryer.

Step 2: Once the first side is dry, turn the stones over and paint the other side, making sure to cover the edges as well. Set the stones aside and let them dry completely.

Step 3: Using a fine paint brush and white paint, add cactus-like designs to the green stones. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 4: Using a large brush and white paint, cover the exterior and about 1 inch of the interior rim of the plant pot. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 5: Once everything is completely dry, fill the plant pot with colored gravel-like pebbles. Make sure to check for drainage holes and cover them with scrap paper to prevent the pebbles from falling out. To save on pebbles, use a ball of scrap paper to fill up space in the pot before adding the pebbles.

Step 6: Arrange the painted stones in a cactus formation within the pebbles. This simple and fun craft can be used to brighten up any space, and you may find yourself making more than one!

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