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Make your own faux cacti plant!
A fun way to make your own faux cactus plant using pool noodles!

Posted by Lily O. from Boise, Idaho, United States • Published See Lily O.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin making your cactus you'll need to secure your dowels in your pot. I did this by taping the dowels where I wanted them and spray the inside of the pot with spray foam. Spray a few oblong shapes on a piece of saran wrap for your cactus arms.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Let you foam spray set over night and attach your pool noodles to the dowels. Add some foam to the top of each pool noodle to round off the top of your cactus.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Following that draw some lines with a marker or pen and cut them out with a utility knife.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut your lines going all the way down your pool noodles.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Than mix a bowl of plaster of paris and brush it onto your cactus. When mixing your plaster of paris mix the powder in cold water and in a disposable bowl. Once it dries solid it's impossible to remove. I rinsed my dishes outside as well.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Following that sand down any rough edges.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 7
    Step 7

    and give it a coat of paint. I used a few different shades of green.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut up an old brush and glue it onto the cactus to make spikes.

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Than use some hotglue to attach your cactus arms and that's it! There's a lot of drying times involved but totally worth it!

  • How to make an ornament. Diy Cactis From Pool Noodles!  - Step 10
    Step 10

    I have it displayed in my living. My husband always jokes about how it grew an inch or two! :D :D Happy Crafting!

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