DIY: Flat Pack Cacti
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Hey plant murderers, listen up.
You have officially killed your last plant because we are about to show you how to make a photo cactus garden that requires absolutely no attention.
Go put away that watering can and please stop singing to your sad looking ferns. Making a flat pack cactus garden is as simple as snapping a few photos and snipping some card board.
If you are space challenged or just have a black thumb, flat pack cacti pricks – we mean ticks – all the boxes.
WHY IT’S COOL
Let’s face it, not everyone has a green thumb. And not everyone has a perfectly sunny balcony to cultivate plants. Flat pack cacti are un-killable and can be packed away in a flash to clear up room.
Did we mention that a flat pack cactus garden makes a fantastic DIY gift? They are perfectly flat and practically begging to be mailed to everyone you know.
- White Card Stock
- Photos of potted cacti
(or download our cacti here)
- Adhesive paper or a glue stick
STEP 1: Stick
Team Adhesive paper: Remove the protective layer from adhesive paper and stick your photos down onto cardstock.
Team Regular: Just stick them down using a glue stick but make sure you put glue right to the edges. Dog ears are never a good look.
STEP 2: Snip
STEP 3: Foot
STEP 4: Slit
Now cut a slit the exact same size and height from the middle of the bottom edge of your cactus.
STEP 5: Assemble
Stand your little guys up and sit back. You are officially done taking care of this plant.
Taking It Further
- Use your cacti as cute gift tags that can be displayed afterwards
- ‘Grow’ your cactus garden as big as you want. Make 20 cactus pots or 100
- Now that you know how to make flat things stand up – go crazy! Make 2D versions of vases, trees, tea cups, even people!