DIY Pom Pom Cactus

I love plants and I love pom poms so when I saw this gorgeous potted cactus at my local craft store… I KNEW it was meant to be.  Come along with me as we take a plain simple cactus and transform it to a fun colorful statement in your home, check out this DIY Pom Pom Cactus!

Bring some bold color to your home with a fun DIY Pom Pom Cactus! Delineate Your Dwelling
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DYD supply list
Paper Mache Cactus | Paint | Paint Brush | Hot Glue Gun | Mini Pom Poms

Mod Podge | White Sand | Black Permanent Marker

Pom Pom Cactus supplies

DYD Check out Video

 

Start by embracing a fun bold color and paint your cactus.  Mine took two coats of paint for even coverage.

Pom Pom Cactus step1
Once your cactus is dried, it’s time to add a little embellishment to your cactus pot!  I used a black permanent marker and added fun doodles all around it.

Pom Pom Cactus step2
Here comes the fun part!  Use a clean paint brush and apply a HEAVY coat of Mod Podge all along the interior bottom of your pot.  Next, pour a generous amount of white sand on top of that mod podge.

Pom Pom Cactus step3
Allow plenty of time for your sand to dry.  It should be hard to the touch.  I went ahead and did three layers of mod podge/sand.  You can stop at just one layer, but you get a much thicker and consistent look with a few more layers.

Next, I painted a light peach rim on my cactus pot.

Pom Pom Cactus step4
Lastly, sort out mini pom poms in the colors that match your painted cactus.  I went with pinks, raspberry colors and peach pom poms.

Using a hot glue gun, adhere your mini pom poms to your cactus to mimic the cactus spikes.

Pom Pom Cactus step5

Bring some bold color to your home with a fun DIY Pom Pom Cactus! Delineate Your Dwelling
I just love the whimsy and color this fun craft project brings to my space!

Bring some bold color to your home with a fun DIY Pom Pom Cactus! Delineate Your Dwelling
And I can never have too many plants in my house, but this one is even better because I don’t have to water him!  HA.

And don’t forget to pin this fun project for later!

Bring some bold color to your home with a fun DIY Pom Pom Cactus! Delineate Your Dwelling

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