Make this DIY Rock Cactus Garden Craft! (Fun for All Ages)
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Love painted rock art?
Painting rocks is a trendy and inexpensive craft idea, and the possibilities are endless with all the designs you can make using paint! This DIY rock cactus garden craft is fun and lets you use your imagination.
I love that this craft encourages all ages to join in and get creative! Plus, the best part – this is a garden EVERYONE can keep alive! 😍
Go on a rock hunt!
Take a little nature walk with your kids and collect some flat and oval shaped river rocks to paint. Grab a variety of sizes that will fit your container or planter. This is great opportunity to use craft supplies you may already have on hand to embellish your cactus garden, such as any craft paint, markers, puffy paint, paint markers, or even nail polish!
DIY Rock Cactus Garden
- flat river rocks, varying sizes
- small flower pot or container
- potting soil or smaller rocks/gravel
- green craft paint
- paint brushes or paint sponges
- any other paint markers, puffy paint, etc.
- tissue paper for flowers (optional)
2.) After your rocks are washed and dried, paint both sides green. Let dry.
3.) Embellish rocks by adding small cactus details.
4.) Let your rocks completely dry.
5.) Arrange them in small pot or container with potting soil or gravel. Glue any tissue paper flowers, if desired.
I love how my cactus rocks turned out! 🌵
My daughter and I had a blast with this project (painting is fun and kinda relaxing). Cacti have always been special to me since I live in the desert, but they seem to be cute and trendy everywhere lately!
Hip Tip: This is a fun and inexpensive activity for mom on Mother’s Day, or as a cute craft to do with kiddos during the summer months.
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Check out these other fantastic DIY rock art ideas…
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Have you done any fun crafts with painted rocks lately? Share with us in the comments!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.