I don't know why I didn't make one of these sooner because it's AH-dorable! And, like all my other faux cacti and succulents, it's quite impossible to kill.
Wanna make one for yourself? Keep reading!
- Cactus Petal Stamp
- Double-thick white paper (I used a scrap piece of Savoy 236# paper, but you can also use white cardboard or chipboard)
- A small square of brown cardboard or chipboard
- A black or green ink pad (Versafine is my favorite)
- A mini birch wood flower pot (size small, available at craft stores)
- A pair of scissors
- An X-acto knife
How to Make a Mini Potted Paper Cactus:
1. Start by stamping your cactus pieces—I call them "petals"—on the thick white paper.
2. Next, cut them out. (If you want them to be double-sided, stamp the backs. Luckily, a clear stamp will make this easy!)
3. Now it's time to prep your "soil." Turn the wood pot upside down and trace around it on your piece of brown cardboard. Cut out the circle, but make it a little bit smaller than what you traced. Finally, cut a straight line in the center with your X-acto knife.
4. Push the cardboard circle down into your pot, then stick one of the cactus pieces in. This is the base of your cactus!
5. Cut narrow slits into your remaining cactus pieces. (Don't make them too wide or your pieces won't fit together.)
6. Last step: arrange your cactus, then step back and admire your work. (If you make one, please share it with us on Instagram by tagging @prettypeaspaperie! I'd love to see what you make.)