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Can’t Touch This Cactus Flower Pot

I created a cute little cactus flower pot for my mom for her birthday last week. It turned out so cute that I wanted to share it with you, too! Read on to see how I made it using items from Dollar Tree.

Cactus Flower Pot DIY
Can't Touch this Flower Pot

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Last week was my mom’s birthday, which just happened to fall on Friday the 13th. We celebrated on Sunday with a small cookout and afterward enjoyed cake and ice cream. Being able to sit down with them and just catch up was nice since that hasn’t happened since Christmas!

For her birthday I made her a cute little cactus flower pot. Dollar Tree has a lot of fairy garden figurines and I thought one of these gnomes would be perfect for the flower pot!

Dollar Tree Gnomes

Aren’t they adorable? I used the gnome on the right with the watering can because I thought that would be perfect beside the cactus.

Dollar Tree also has chalkboard wood stakes so I grabbed a pack while I was there. I thought I would use one to paint words on it and place it in the pot beside the cactus.

Chalkboard Wood Stakes

Let me show you how I made this adorable cactus flower pot for my mom, Then you can run out and gather your materials so you can make one, too!

Be sure to check out these other planter ideas:
Upcycled Mailbox Planter
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Can’t Touch This Cactus Flower Pot

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What you need:

Materials needed for cactus flower pot

What you do:

Step 1

First, give the terra cotta pot a coat of paint. I used a dry brush for this step. The paint dries fairly fast on the terra cotta. After the pot is completely dry, paint with another coat, then let it dry completely.

However, you can just do one coat very lightly if you’d like a more rustic look.

paint the Terra  cotta pot

Step 2

Next, you’re going to add the jute string around the top. Add a dab of hot glue to get started and stick the end of the jute string to it. Let the glue dry for a few seconds, then start wrapping the string around the pot. I added a dab of glue here and there to keep the string from falling off.

add jute to the top of the cactus flower pot

Step 3

Now it’s time to paint a cute little saying on the chalkboard wood stake. Since I chose a cactus for the flower pot, I decided to paint “Can’t touch this” on one of the stakes. Pretty clever, huh?

First, I wrote the letters onto the chalkboard with a pencil, then I traced over the letters with a paint pen.

can't touch this wood stake sign

Step 4

Next, fill your cactus flower pot with the potting soil almost to the top, but don’t fill it up all the way. You want to make sure there’s enough room to add the cactus. You can always add more after the cactus is put in.

After adding the potting soil, place the cactus gently down into the soil. You may want to wear gloves for this part like I did because the cactus is very sticky.

Next, add the gnome and the painted chalkboard wood stake.

Cactus Flower Pot DIY

That’s all there is to it! I love how it turned out and my mom loved it, too!

Here are some other great sayings you can put on the wooden stakes:

  • “Lookin’ sharp!”
  • “Free hugs!”
  • “Always on point!”
  • “We stick together!”
  • “Stay sharp!”
  • “You have great points!”

What quote would you add to your cactus flower pot?

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Can't touch this cactus flower pot

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