As you can probably tell from my last few posts, I sort of had a shopping spree at Target. But when that results in a ton of new craft projects. Well, I see no fault in that! These DIY easy cactus photo holders were such a snap to make thanks to the cactus popsicle mold from the dollar spot. And look how cute they are displaying all my pictures and inspiration prints! If you have never worked with plaster before, get ready, because these cuties will have you stopping by the hardware store asap.
See how cute they are?!
-Cactus silicone mold (this one is from the Target dollar spot)
-Plaster of Paris (you can find it at the craft store or hardware store by the paint)
-Bowl, water, spoon
-Acrylic craft paint
-Bendable jewelry wire and pliers
Begin by mixing up your plaster according to the package directions. I used about 1 cup of plaster to fill the three molds. You want the plaster to resemble pancake batter once mixed with the water.
Once you have your mixture, fill the molds. Tap the molds on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles. Then bend a 6″ long piece of jewelry wire at a right angle about 1″ from the bottom and nestle it into the plaster at the top of the cactus.
Let set for 1-2 hours until the plaster hardens. Then gently remove from the mold, bend the jewelry wire back up so that it is coming out of the top of the cactus, and paint the cacti with your acrylic paint.
Once the paint is dry, you can use the pliers to bend the jewelry wire into a paper clip shape. Then they are ready for display! If your cacti get too top heavy, you can try gluing them to a wood round or sanding the bottom to make them flatter and mroe sturdy.
Now who else wants a few DIY easy cactus photo holders for their office?!