Plants, in general always add a little something special to a room. This plant might be tiny, but its petite size and handmade look are sure to put a smile on your face.
This tiny plant looks great in any room, but I think it really shines in the Chelseamakes Simplekit dollhouse: The Mill Valley
WHAT YOU NEED:
Green Polymer clay
Brown polymer clay
Wood or metal bottle cap
LET’S GET STARTED:
Find yourself a clean surface.
Pre-set your oven to 275 degrees
Begin by rolling the polymer clay in your hand to soften. Work with clean hands to make sure your cactus is free from dust and debris
Once soft separate and roll to create 6 balls – (1) Large – 3/4”, (2) Medium - 1/2”, (3) Small – ¼”
Gently press on each of the clay balls to flatten to approximately 1/8”
Pinch on end and re-flatten as necessary to form the paddle
Using the toothpick, make light indentations to make the cactus spikes!
Insert the brown clay into the bottle cap
Insert a piece of wire so that it sticks out from the bottom of the largest cactus paddle
Insert the paddle into the brown clay
Cut two small pieces of wire an insert into the medium sized paddles
Insert into the largest paddle
Repeat the process with the smallest paddles
Bake at 275 for 15 minutes
Remove from oven, let cool
Coat with modpodge to finish
For an added bonus, I coated the brown clay of the plant with black seeds and added some little red flowers. You can also experiment with different cactus styles!