DIY Cactus Décor


I have seen cactus (or is it Cacti?) everywhere as part of people’s decor.  But since I kill every plant I have ever been put in charge of (poor aloe plants), I wanted to create the fun look of cactus…but with NO watering or any maintenance to speak off!  So I turned to some FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam sheets and whipped up some of my own DIY cactus décor!

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 1 x 12 x 36″ sheet
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 2 x 12 x 36″ sheet
  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter
  • FloraCraft® Smooth finish
  • Thin Wood Skewer or Dowel
  • Terracotta Flower Pot
  • Paint
  • Toothpicks
  • Rock Vase Filler
  • Tissue Paper Flower
  • White Vinyl
  • Scissors


I wanted to make each cactus a different thickness…but you can totally use whatever thickness you want!  I took a marker and sketched a basic cactus design right on the foam sheet.  Using my foam cutter, I cut it out!

Fun foam cactus

I then added some smooth finish to cover the cactus.

smooth finish floracraft

Smooth finish does just that…it fills in all the crevices and makes it a smooth surface to paint!  You can sand it completely smooth or leave a little texture like I did.


I added some paint — light green to the small cactus and dark to the big cactus.  Then added little highlights and lowlights with the alternate color.  It just gives it a little depth!


I then used my scrap pieces of foam from the cactus to fill it the bottom of the pot!

fill pot with leftover

I added a trimmed  wood skewer to the middle of the cactus and pushed it down in the pot.  Then I added some rocks to cover the foam in the pot.


I decided that the cactus needed some pokeys on it…so I added some toothpicks that I snipped in half.  Then, to finish the big one off,  I added a tissue paper cactus flower and little vinyl triangles to the pot!


I totally love how they turned out (if I do say so myself!)!


They currently sit in my new laundry room to add a little funk and color!





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