DIY Cute Mini Clay Cacti

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Hey guys, I’m back with a new tutorial. I’ve been seeing these little cacti everywhere and I thought they were soo cute so I decided to make a few myself.

What you’ll need:

  • Clay, (I used modelling clay but you can also use polymer or air dry clay)
  • Paint
  • Glue

I made 3 different cacti, the classical saguaro cactus, one thats’s more like a barrel cactus and the last one isn’t technically a cactus, but a succulent.

Cactus number 1:

Step 1: Roll a ball from your clay

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Step 2: Turn it into a cilinder and cut of the bottom part so the bottom is flat

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Step 3: Make a little arm and stick it to the cilinder

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Cactus number 2:

Step 1: Make a ball again but this time make one side narrow

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Step 2: use a pencil to make vertical lines in the cactus

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Cactus number 3:

Step 1: For this one, you first have to make a lot of leaf-shaped things. 5 big leaves, 6 medium and 5 small leaves. (Yes I know the picture only shows 3 small ones, that was a mistake. Oops)

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Step 2: Place the big leaves like this:

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Step 3: Place the medium ones on top of the big ones but alternating, and place the small ones on top of that.

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Now, for the pots:

I made three different pots. For the first one I made a cylinder with one side thinner than the other one like this:

 

I rolled out a thin strip of clay, flattened it and wrapped it around the pot.

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For the second pot I did the same but without flattening the strip.

For the third pot I made a ball, ย pushed it flat and made a notch in it with my fingers

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This is what you’ll have so far:

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For the painting I decided to make each cactus a different shade of green and each pot a different color, one orange, one brown and one reddish:

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Now, all that is left to do is stick the plants to the pots with some glue and you’re done.

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I think they’re really cute and you could make a whole lot of them with different shades of green and different sizes of pots. I think that would look very cool.ย If you like, you could also give the cacti kawaii faces. That would be really cute too.

The third cactus is my favourite, I think it looks really cute and quite realistic.

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Which one is your favourite? Please let me know in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment and/or share. It really means a lot to me.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

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8 thoughts on “DIY Cute Mini Clay Cacti

  1. Aaahhh!! This is amazing! I absolutely love love love cacti! My favourite one is the one with lots of spikes but they’re all pretty adorable! Your blog is amazing definitely following! โ™ฅโ™ฅ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Your cati look so so so so so so cute, sadly all my air drying clay dried up (i have a big block of clay sticking in my closet until i decide what to do with it) but i am hoping to get more!!

    (cati rocks)

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