Step 1: Choose the cactus or succulent you’d like to make and use this template to cut out the parts.
Step 2: Paint a pattern with a contrasting color. See below for some of my favorite patterns.
Step 3: Assemble the parts together.
Step 4: Fill your vessel with rice or sand. I prefer rice.
Step 5: Insert your plant into the vessel. If it’s one with more leaves to it, start by inserting the middle first and working around in a circular motion.
Step 6: For the colorful accessories on the cacti, use this tutorial to make a rosette only start with a piece of paper that is about 2″ wide and make your folds at about 1/4″.