Cactus decor is totally trending, so this DIY cactus pumpkin will fit right in with any succulent decor. It’s made with dollar store supplies for an easy and inexpensive craft idea.
Hello! Michelle back from Our Crafty Mom sharing a super cute DIY cactus pumpkin. It’s a fun idea that will look right at home with your plants and succulents. You can also add it to a fall or Halloween display for a conversation piece.
My daughter is decorating her room with a cactus theme. I had no idea it was so popular. Apparently, it falls under the “cottage core” style which is currently blowing up Pinterest.
She fell in love with this comforter set:
How to Make A DIY Cactus Pumpkin
Let’s get to this simple tutorial, so you can make your own cute cactus pumpkin!
What you need:
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Craft/DIY Tools Needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Foam Pumpkin
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Pistachio Mint
- Toothpicks or cut Q-tips
- Foam Brush
- DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint – White
dIY Cactus Pumpkin
Here’s how to enhance your cottage core decor and make a prickly pumpkin on the cheap.
Paint The Pumpkin
Remove the stem and set it aside. You can easily pull it out. I’m not using it with this project, but you may want to use it in another project.
Now you want to paint the pumpkin green. I used a lighter shade of green to go with my daughter’s room, but you can use a darker green if you like.
It took two coats to cover the pumpkin. I also went back and added a little bit of white randomly around the pumpkin grooves to give it some texture.
Hot Glue The Flowers
Place the Pumpkin in a Pot
My daughter loves how it looks with the succulents in her bedroom. And, the best part is you don’t have to water it!
I hope you enjoyed this fun little craft project. Sometimes it’s nice to step out of your comfort zone and create something unique and quirky. This little cactus pumpkin definitely checks all the boxes.
DIY Cactus Pumpkin
- 1 Foam Pumpkin
- Q-tips, or tooth picks
- Foam Brush
- White Paint
- Green Paint
- Silk Flowers
- Remove the pumpkin stem.
- Paint the pumpkin with a coat of white paint. Let dry.
- Paint the pumpkin green. Let dry.
- Hot glue flowers to the top of the pumpkin.
- Stick q-tips around the pumpkin.
- Place completed pumpkin in a pot.
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