How to make a cactus pin cushion with a Styrofoam ball

Bring a bit of the desert indoors with this Styrofoam ball craft that looks like a cactus. Silver pins and a small flower blossom turn a painted ball into a tiny Weingartia neocumingii. If you don't care for cacti, omit the flower and use red pins to emulate a holly bush.
When selecting supplies for this project, make sure the bottom one-quarter of the Styrofoam ball sits in the plastic pot and the ball touches the inner rim. If you don't have to worry about kids and pets, use this pin cushion as room decor.
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Materials
- Styrofoam ball, 3 to 4 inches across
- Green craft paint
- Small bowl
- Artist's paintbrush
- Small plastic flowerpot
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
- Small fake flower blossom such as a violet
- Sewing pins
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Instructions
1. Squeeze green paint into an empty bowl. Paint the Styrofoam ball and let it dry.
2. Run a line of hot glue around the inner rim of the pot. Press the ball into the pot's opening.
3. Apply a dab of glue to the back of the small flower blossom. Press the flower anywhere on the top half of the ball. Let it dry.
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4. Stick sewing pins in the Styrofoam ball and place the pot on a sewing table or with supplies.
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