Die Cut Cacti

Spring is here, and it’s got me thinking about plants! I love fruit plants, trees, and flowers, as well as indoor greenery. The only problem is that practically every plant I get swiftly dies once in my care. But the project I’m sharing today is perfect for everyone—with or without a green thumb. See how to “grow” your own die cut cacti and, bonus, it won’t even poke the crap out of you when you touch it!

Die Cut Cacti


Living in a desert all my life, I’ve always liked the idea of cacti, but, in practice, I find it quite terrifying. There was actually a huge cactus planted in our backyard when we initially bought our house. That thing was a beast! It had gashed holes in the siding of the house, and grown so wide that it needed to be supported by a ladder. Needless to say, it was an accident waiting to happen with little kids in the house; and, therefore, is no more.

So, these die cut cacti are right up my ally! No need to worry about watering, or sunlight, or plant food, and no need to worry about one of the kids bumping into them and needing to make a trip to the emergency room.

Die Cut Cacti

Die Cut Cacti

What You Need

  • Colored Cardstock
  • A Cutting Machine (Like a Cricut or Silhouette)
  • Bone Folder (optional)
  • Glue
  • Plant Pots
  • Fake moss or little rocks (optional)

Die Cut Cacti


How to Make (cactus #1 & #3)

1. Cactus #1 & #3: Either use your cutting machine to cut out your shapes, or print out the design and cut it with scissors.

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2. Cactus #1: Fold your four main pieces in half lengthwise.

Cactus #3: Connect the two largest pieces of cacti, intersecting them in the middle. Insert the bottom tabs of your cactus into the base piece: fold and glue.

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Die Cut Cacti


3. Cactus #1: Insert the bottom tabs of your cactus into the base piece: fold and glue. Glue the folded edges at the top to hold them together.

Cactus #3: Insert the middle-sized pieces of cacti into the larger ones, and the small pieces of cacti into the designated cut areas of the middle-sized cacti.

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4. Cactus #1 & #3: Put your finished cacti in your plant pot and add some moss or rocks for affect!

Die Cut Cacti

*Note: I only illustrated the steps for making cactus #1 and cactus #3, but cactus #2 is the same as cactus #1 and cactus #4 is similar, but even simpler than cactus #3.

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I’m super excited at how cute these turned out! I wasn’t really sure exactly what they would look like when I was designing them, but I’m really pleased with the results.

Have fun making your own die cut cacti for your home “garden.” What space in your house would look even cuter with one of these adorable cacti?

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4 Comments on Die Cut Cacti

  1. Kathy Kelley
    April 17, 2018 at 10:02 am (6 years ago)

    Your website is totally awesome!! I love your files (although I have yet to make anything). Creativity just bubbles forth from you and your generosity is very much appreciated. You are an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your fun and creative designs.

    • Mandee
      April 17, 2018 at 10:33 am (6 years ago)

      Aww, thank you Kathy! You are so sweet. ^_^

      If you do ever have the time to make anything from my site, I’d love to see the results!

  2. fanchon
    April 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm (6 years ago)

    merci beaucoup !!!! j’adore ces petits cactus dés que je les ferai je vous les enverrai ! bon weekend ensoleillé . BISOUS

    • Mandee
      April 23, 2018 at 11:24 am (6 years ago)

      Awesome! I’m so glad you like them! Yes, I’d love to see the finished product you create. ^_^


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