DIY Cacti for Fashionista magazine

This month the restyled Fashionista magazine is out with a complete new look! I’m very proud to be featured in this issue with a fun and easy DIY! Even though cacti are plants very easy to maintain, sometimes we’re just too busy to take care of our green friends and they might end up dried out or neglected. If that is the case with you, this might be the solution: fake cacti! They will live forever and don’t need any attention at all!

This is what you need:

– foamboard or cardboard
– Green and white paint
– A black marker
– Rice
– Flowerpots ( I got these at Ikea)
– Utility knife
– Cutting mat
– Pencil

Step 1:
Print out some cacti templates ( you can find one on my DIY Pinterest board:, cut out the shapes & trace them onto the foamboard with a pencil.

Step 2:
Cut out the cacti shapes from the foamboard with a utility knife.

Step 3:
Paint them in different shades of green. Use the white paint to create the different shades of green. Leave them to dry.

Step 4:
Use the black marker to draw some spines onto the cacti and put the pieces together to create a cactus.

Step 5:
Fill up the flowerpots with rice and put the cacti into the rice.

All done!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

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