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12 Great Cactus Crafts

12 Great Cactus Crafts to brighten up your home

Cactus Crafts: I don’t know if its just because its on my mind, but I have been noticing a lot of cacti around at the moment not just the real ones, artificial ones, cactus prints, candles etc. I must admit there is something appealing about cacti, my son has even requested a cactus display for his soon to be revamped room. Last month I presented 12 pineapple crafts, here I have gathered a round up of my favourite 12 cactus related posts from the net to hopefully inspire you.


Do you love cacti ?  I have some fantastic cactus crafts to brighten up your home.

12 Best Cactus Post

1. Cactus made of painted rocks

I think these cactus rocks look so cute and is a great easy craft to do with children.

Cacti Rocks Craftbery bush

2. DIY Cactus Pillow –

Love this unique looking cushion.

Cactus pillow everythingemilyblog

3. DIY Washi Tape Cactus Wall Art-

I have abit of a washi tape habit and am always looking for new ways to use it. I think this would make a great wall decoration in my sons revamped bedroom to compliment his cactus display.

Washi tape cactus wall art

4. DIY Paper Plants –

If you are not gifted with greenfingers than these paper plants maybe for you. I think they would make a great summer party decoration.

DIY Paper Plants housethatlarsbuilt

5. DIY Cactus Piñata –

Another great addition to a summer party this bright pinata.

DIY Cactus Pinata snowdropandcompany

6. DIY Faux Porcelain Ring Holder –

diy-faux-porcelain-cactus-ring-holder vitamin

7. Cactus Pin Cushion –

Very cute and clever, love the way the pins become the cactus spines.

Cactus Pin Cushion mysocraftylife

8. Knitted Cactus Puff –

This is a free pattern for a a knitted cactus pouf minus the spikes of course.

Knitted cactus Puff pickles no

9. Mini Crochet Cacti

From another scandinavian blog this time crochet cacti instead of knitted. Being a crocheter rather than a knitter this is the one for me (see knitting v crochet post).

Mini Crochet Cacti

10. Paper Mache Cactus –

Another one for those without greenfingers. I will be making a giant paper mache cactus soon for my sons room.

paper mache cactus designsponge

11. DIY Cactus Stamped Fabric –

With this easy tutorial shows you how to make a cactus stamp and print your own cactus fabric.

DIY Cactus stamp patchwork catcus

12.DIY Cactus Jewelry Displays

Here you can get a free pattern to make these colourful fabric cacti, which was used to display jewelry in a Desigual store.

DIY Cactus diplays fincraftguild

13. Giant Paper mache Cactus – Pillarboxblue

I know I said 12 crafts but since posting this roundup, I created my own cactus craft. Having been inspired by the giant cacti I saw outside a shop, I decided I had to have one myself. So I made not one but 2 giant paper mache cactus.

It's easy to make your own giant paper mache cactus.  You can even pimp it with Marimekko napkins.
If you love these crafts you will probably enjoy these free vintage cactus illustrations too.

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Marion l'épicière

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Hello! What a nice selection of cactus DIY ! At La Petite Epicerie, we choose each month a new theme and the one at the moment is Arizona because we also love cactus :) Maybe you could visit and tell us what you think about our tutorials !

Have a good day


Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Thank you have visited your site and love the theme Arizona. I especially love your cactus shaped cutters. I actually did a post more recently were I made giant papier-mâché saguaro cacti like the ones found in Arizona

Naomi @ Plaster & Disaster

Sunday 19th of July 2015

Love this roundup! I'm crazy about that cactus pillow. I just might need to make one myself!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 19th of July 2015

Thanks, loved your cactus table would have included it if known about it when I did the round up.

Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus

Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

What a great collection - great minds think alike! :)

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 2nd of June 2015

Thanks as I said like the neon cactus idea in your collection.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Monday 1st of June 2015

That's a lotta cactus. Ha! I love the cactus pin cushion. LOL Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Claire Armstrong

Monday 1st of June 2015

Thanks, I think the pin cushion is really cute.