How to Make a Cactus Planter

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Cactus Planter

DIY Cactus Planter

As a child, I thought the coolest plant in the world was a cactus, especially the grafted cactus with the colorful top. I would always ask for one for my birthday but I could never seem to keep it alive. I guess I was too young to realize that this type of plant does not need to be watered every day. I saw these plants at the nursery the other day and thought it would be fun to create my own DIY cactus planter for these fun little guys now that I understand how to take care of them.  I wanted to make the cactus planter fun and vibrant so I used bold paint and bright aquarium rocks for an added pop of color. I also used large rubber bands create the painted sections of the terracotta pots. Here’s how I did it!

Materials to Make a Cactus Planter

Cactus Planter Materials

  • Terracotta Pots
  • Americana Acrylic Paint
  • Wide Rubber Bands
  • Foam Brush
  • Colorful Aquarium Rocks
  • Cactus and Succulents

Instructions to Make a Cactus Planter

Paint-Pot
Paint the pots with acrylic paint and the foam brush. Let dry.

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Place wide rubber bands around the pots in configuration you would like to stripe to appear. The area covered by the rubber bands will remain the base color.

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Make sure the rubber bands are tight so the paint does not bleed underneath them. If there are loose, you can use a pin to cinch the rubber band to tighten it.

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Paint the pots with the different colors to make fun stripes. Let dry completely.

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Carefully remove the rubber bands to reveal the stripes. Place the cactus in the pots and add colorful aquarium rocks.

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