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In the mood to get crafty? This unicorn cactus is SUPER CUTE, fun to make and fun to gift! Grab your supplies and lets get to making this adorable unicorn themed pot for your favorite cactus plant!
Unicorn Cactus Supplies:
- 1 terra cotta pot and base
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brushes – one for details and one general painting one
- Glitter – I prefer the extra fine glitter
- Decorations – We used tulle and silk flowers. Rhinestones would be super fun too!
- Hot glue gun
- Foam Sheets – 1 white and 1 pink
- Potting Soil
- Sealer (optional but recommended)
Unicorn Cactus Instructions:
Paint your pot and base with the white acrylic paint. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle it with glitter. Paint dries SUPER fast on terra cotta so you will have to paint and glittler in smaller sections.
Once everything is glittered, spray with your sealer if you are using one, and while its not required, it will keep the glitter from getting everywhere, so I highly recommend. Set aside until it is dry.
The fun part! Decide how you are going to decorate. Idid one with just tulle and one with tulle and flowers. If you are going to use flowers, smaller flowers are the easiest to work with! Rhinestones would be another fun idea for adding even more sparkle and glitter.
Hot glue your decorations on and using a fine tip brush, paint on the unicorn’s eyes and lashes.
Cut out two ear shapes of white foam. Out of the pink foam, cut out two inner ears and glue to the center of the white foam ears. Use hot glue to secure the ears to your plant pot, aiming for equal distance on either side of the eyes you painted.
Once the glue is dry/cooled, fill the pot with potting soil and add your cactus “horn”. Be careful! Don’t get “stuck” by the cactus (I put a little DNA into this one LOL)
Once your cactus is planted your unicorn cactus is ready to enjoy! It would also make a great gift to a fellow cactus/unicorn lover! I totally want to make more of these and use a rainbow theme!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
As an Arizonan, I usually don’t find cacti cute but these certainly are!
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet says
I’m obsessed with cactus, and unicorns are so fun! I love this sparkly unicorn planter! I’m pinning it!
I love cacti! I have 4 different ones in my backyard and I literally named them! Yes, that’s how much we are bonded! Lol Love this creative idea and I just thought of it as a favor for a birthday party. Thanks for the inspiration!
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
Adorable! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party! Pinned it to Pinterest! Hope to have you join the party next week!
This is SO SWEET!!! I want to make it too. (My list is getting longer.) ha ha Best wishes for the week ahead. Pinning and sharing on my Facebook page. Linda @Crafts a la mode
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet says
I loved your unicorn and cacti so much that I selected this post as one of my features at this week’s Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party!! I can’t wait to see what you share next!
Jann Olson says
What a fun and whimsical idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Absolutely brilliant and adorable! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, now maybe i have an excuse to buy one of these cacti, or two?
Karren Haller says
What fun planters, the cactus look like they have crowns!! Cute idea!!
Thank you for sharing on omhgww this week.
Have a great week!
Alice V says
such a beautiful Idea, I am saving this for later because my mom loves decorating pots and I think she’d like to do this one. THanks for sharing with us at #OMGHWW
I have a friend who would adore this. This is so cute! Glad to have found you at the #HomeMattersLinkParty
These are just darling and what a great idea for gifting too!! Thanks for sharing!!
Janet Trieschman says
So very clever using the cactus for the horn. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty.
Walter + Toby’s Mom says
Oh my gosh – these are adorable. My niece loves unicorn, great gift idea for her!
Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy says
what cute and fun planter!
Create With Joy says
This is one of the cutest projects I think I’ve ever seen Jennifer – congrats for being one of our Featured Friends at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week! 🙂
Super cute project!
Please share on my site at the YTS blog hop