Do you have a not-so-green thumb? Here's a project that solve all your problems.
When it comes to growing plants, I either get extremely lucky or it's an epic fail. Sometimes, I love the little greenies too much by giving them way too much water, or I forget about them completely.
That's why I thought I'd just make my own plant by painting rocks to look like cacti. I can't go wrong with the amount of water I give them, and it's okay if they slip my mind for a week, month or more likely a year.
Here's how to add a homemade touch of green to your home or office without the hassle of caring for it.
- Smooth river rocks (I picked these up in the garden section of my local hardware store)
- Mini flower pots (I'm recycling these from a previous DIY project)
- Paint brushes (Foam brush, thick brush and thin brush)
- Piece of cardboard
- Craft paint
- Hot glue gun and extra glue
- Paint your rocks a solid green color. Let dry. Then paint a second or third coat depending on the brand of craft paint you use. Let dry between coats. I used a couple different colored greens so that it can show a variety of cacti species.
- Paint thin "spikes" on your cacti using your thin paint brush.
- Paint your flower pots bright fun colors. Again you may need a 2nd or 3rd coat. Let dry.
- Cut a circle out of cardboard so it fits tightly in your flower pot. I'm doing this so can cheat and not have to fill the entire flower pot with gravel.
- Hot glue your rocks together in cute formations.
- Place your rocks to they stand up vertically. Hot glue them to the cardboard.
- Place gravel over the cardboard to cover it.