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!
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.
What You Need
- Colored Cardstock
- A Cutting Machine (Like a Cricut or Silhouette)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- Plant Pots
- Fake moss or little rocks (optional)
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.
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.
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.
4. Cactus #1 & #3: Put your finished cacti in your plant pot and add some moss or rocks for affect!
*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.
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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