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Cardboard Cactus

By: Emma Pniewski

At a Glance:

Project #15422 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 2 oz. - 20513

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Key West, 2 oz. - 21481

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pink Eraser, 2 oz. - 21889

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Aquamarine, 2 oz. - 20774

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Spring Green, 2 oz. - 20587

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caterpillar, 2 oz. - 21342

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Cereal Box
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Egg Carton
 

Instructions

  1. Draw a cactus shape on your cereal box. Cut out the shape.
  2. Draw a garden pot shape on the other side of your cereal box. Cut out the shape.
  3. Cut two individual pieces off of the egg carton. Trim them to create a flower shape.
  4. Use a flat brush to paint the raw cardboard side of your cactus shape with Spring Green. Let dry.
  5. Use a small liner brush to paint Caterpillar spikes on your cactus.
  6. Use a flat brush to paint the raw cardboard side of your garden pot shape with Key West. Let dry.
  7. Use a flat brush to paint the lip of your garden pot with Aquamarine. Use a small flat brush to paint stripes on your garden pot with Aquamarine. Let dry.
  8. Use a flat brush to paint your egg carton flowers with Pink Eraser. Let dry. Use the end of your paintbrush to swirl circles in the middle of your egg carton flower with Bright Yellow. Let dry.
  9. Use your hot glue gun to attach your cactus to your garden pot. Adhere your egg carton flowers to your cactus.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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