A Quirky Cactus Craft Idea That’ll Prickle Your Fancy!
If you’re looking for a cactus craft idea that provides all the style of your favourite on-trend plant, with none of the maintenance, then we think Helen Kirkham’s hit the nail on the head with this fantastic stowaway set of quirky cactus coasters. Super handy when you have guests over for a drink… and super stylish when stored as an eye-catching piece of handcrafted home decor! Check out the step-by-step tutorial below, and discover how you can craft your own cactus that’s sure to impress…
You Will Need:
- Heat resistant dark green foam (6 mm thick)
- Non-adhesive cork sheets (7 mm thick)
- Terracotta pot (top of the pot measuring 4 and a quarter inches – or adjust your circles to fit)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Light green paint
- Craft knife
- Craft mat
- Paint brush
- Medium size pebbles/stones
- Brother Scan N Cut
On the Scan N Cut, cut the stored image BA-A045, measuring 4 x 4 inches, out of card. If your pot is a different size, adjust the circle accordingly.
Use a pen to draw around the circle on the cork sheet, and cut out using the craft knife.
Resize the circle to 3.50 x 3.50 inches. Add stored image BA-A001 and resize the image to 1.20 x 0.25 inches. Select both images, centralise the rectangle to the top of the circle, and cut out of card.
Use a pen to draw around the circle with the slit, onto the foam, and then cut out using the craft knife, five times. Cut one in half to create the base.
Helen’s helpful hint…
If you can’t find foam thick enough, cut out three times as many pieces of thinner foam, and stick the sheets together, making sure the foam is still heat resistant.
Use the top of the handle of the paint brush to add dots to both sides of the green foam.
Repeat the dots on both sides of the half-circle piece of foam.
Glue the half-circle to the centre of the cork circle.
Glue some stones into the base of the terracotta pot to keep it from being top heavy. Put the cork in to the top of the pot and build your cactus, slotting each coaster into another.
Now you’ve the perfect solution to a houseful of visitors – transform your stylish cactus craft into a selection of coasters in seconds! Time to put the kettle on and test them out!
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