DIY Pool Noodle Cactus

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$47
1 Week
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Last Friday was the first day of this Cactus DIY journey. Where do I even begin🙈. This cute cactus definitely took me for a spin. Jumping into this DIY I knew it would be a hard one since I’ve never seen anything like this done before but, I sure wasn’t prepared for all the twists and turns. I think since I was going in blind and pretty much making things up as I went it was way more overwhelming than I intended. Honestly at one point I through in the towel (for about an hour) LOL😂 than my sweet hubby insisted I finish it. Thanks to him this cute cactus was finally completed today.

I’ve seen these pretty giant cacti’s all over pinterest and have always wanted one. When I decided to look into buying one I realized the one I wanted was $299. 😐 LIKE WHAT!! REALLY for a fake cactus. I would think it would cost that much for a real one.

I’m a bit scared to buy a real one. Unfortunately I don’t really have a green thumb. Plus I can’t afford a big one and I’m not willing to buy a small one and grow it because, no plant ever really grows well in my house. Yes this fake one might be a dust catcher but, I’m not to worried about that because I’ll be dusting it regularly 😉 I’m sure that won’t kill it.

I used some pool noodles with a big terra cotta pot. You'll also need a dowel.

Following that I secured them into the terra cotta pot with some sealer foam.

I used a knife to cute out the shape.

and plastered it plus painted it.

For the paint colors and full list of supplies visit the blog link below.

https://www.lilyardor.com/cute-cactus-diy-plant/


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  • Bzm11686139 Bzm11686139 on Jul 04, 2019

    The cactus looks great, but I really love your nightstand. Did you make that as well?

  • Krafty KAT Krafty KAT on Jul 05, 2019

    Could one use a star ⭐️ shaped noodle. It would not have as many grooves but maybe easier for some?

  • Becky Becky on Jul 11, 2019

    How did you make the little pickles on the cactus?

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  • Jenny Jenny on Mar 08, 2021

    You made it look easy on your video but wow you must be very dexterous. Well done.

  • Em Em on Jun 19, 2021

    This was posted a long time ago and is still one of the most creative posts since I have joined hometalk YEARS ago.

    • Corvina Corvina on Jun 19, 2021

      Agreed. I always love seeing the great projects from when I originally joined, YEARS AGO as well. Before they allowed external links and blogs!

      Nice to meet a fellow "oldie but goodie"!



      about 4 years ago, they even found my second email address and now I have 2 accounts with 2 different ages. Ferrotype is first, Corvina is the 2nd. Merging the two is taking some work. Oh well.

      😺

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