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Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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Mini Pebble Cactus Pots

I should title this post, “How to drag your feet on finishing a project for five months.”

To say it took me that long, well, I’m not much for procrastinating.

Most of the time.

I’m a tear the bandaid off, pull the plug, hurry up and get it done kinda girl.

Again, I say most of the time.

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But this pebble cactus craft wasn’t going together like the vision I had in my head,

So I kept putting it aside, waiting for the inspiration to finish it.

Flash forward to a month ago, I got them finished, took photos, and again, just didn’t get this project up.

It’s like my brain doesn’t want to move on.

I kept picking it up, wondering at it, moving it forward inch by inch, until finally, we’re here.

I don’t know why, the pots are adorable.

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I have a black thumb and kill plants. I admit, I have fake houseplants.

I have successfully killed all my live plants.

And, I have a cat that would eat them anyway. He chews up my fake plants as it is.

I like the little cactus flowers. They add a touch of color. I know, not realistic. but you never have to worry about them dying either.

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To start, pick out some river stones that seem to be cactus shaped. Pick out several colors of green paint and paint the rocks.

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Paint them in various shades of green.

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I then took the green rocks and streaked them with more green colors.

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Lastly I took colors of white and lime, then added lines, dots, stars to the rocks, and I finished them with a gloss clear spray.

I took the bottoms of some small terra cotta pots, and spray painted them gloss black.

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I added the rocks to the pot after adding a big dollop of silicone glue to the center, and I wrapped a bit of tape around them and the pot to keep them in place.

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To finish them, I added regular white glue once the silicone was dry, and topped the glue with sand.

I got the sand at an aquarium section in the pet store.

Then I added the small paper flowers, and tied raffia around the rim of the pot, added a button and twine to finish.

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Enjoy!

kris

 

 

 

 



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