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DIY cactus costume
If you looking for a funny last minute halloween / dress up party costume, this costume craft tutorial is a perfect choice for you! Make this funny cactus costume in no time with a nice green dress and some yarn (or you can use pipe cleaners / clothespins for the thorns).
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Felt cactus shape pincushions - needle holders
Look at these cactus shape pincushions! Isn't it super adorable? And because it's made with felt this is a super easy craft or gift project, even if your are not a professional in sewing! You can use these felt cactuses to store your needles and pins or simply decorate your home (or the kids' room) with them at any time of  the year! You can also add small felt flowers to them for a more complex look! (For flower making ideas simply search for "flowers" in our searchbar at the top of this page.)
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DIY cactus Easter eggs - fun Easter egg painting idea
Are you looking for a not-so-traditional Easter egg painting idea? Spice up this year's Easter with this super funny cactus Easter egg craft! It's not just a super fun Easter party or home decor but also can be a perfect Easter gift for you friends / family members. Well, it's not really a traditional Easter egg painting technique but it very funny, so absolutely worth a try! You can use any type of acrylic paint to paint the cactus egg's green color an and instead of black paint you can simply use a black marker to create it's spikes. Attach a fun paper flower to the cactus Easter egg's  top for a funnier real-life look!
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DIY Crocheted (amigurumi) cactus - care free houseplant
If you’re someone that can’t keep a plant alive , this little amigurumi cactus by Paper And Landscapes is one for you! This free crochet pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus in a teacup to decorate your home or give as a gift ! Cora and Rose decided to make this little amigurumi cactus to brighten up their plantless room but they ended up giving the cactuses as cute gifts to their mother. ( Who can resist a super cute care free houseplant ? ) You will find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes.
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DIY Pet cactus buddies - rock painting for kids
Did you have a pet rock as a kid? She has seen some really fun adult version cactus rocks and thought it would be fun to make pet cactus rocks for kids. Kids will love to paint and pick out their pet cactus rock for this easy craft project! How much cuter can these pet cactus rocks be? And they are so easy to make too! This is a craft your kids will LOVE! This rock painting project is perfect for the smallest crafty hands as well and you can decorate the kids' room or your garden with the finished rock cactus buddies!  With a little colorful crepe paper you can add cute cactus flowers to your rock buddies. Alternate the rocks sizes to create a whole cactus rock family!
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Miniature crochet (amigurumi) cactus - free pattern & video tutorial
In this week's crochet tutorial Happy berry Crochet shows you how to crochet a teeny tiny cactus and its little terracotta pot. Easily adaptable for different plants and different sized cacti. We hope you enjoy and feel inspired! This free crochet cactus pattern will allow you to make a very cute crochet cactus as a keychain or as a super cute tiny room decor. You will find it easy to make and really fun, because you can use any colors that you want to customize it to your likes.
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Crochet cactus bunny - free amigurumi pattern
We love cacti and bunnies , so why not combine them together? This crocheted bunny by I Crochet Things due to its handy size not only a cuddly and beautiful decoration but also great as a bigger keychain . This amigurumi cactus bunny is crocheted only with single crochet stitches in spiral rounds which makes it a great crochet project for beginner and advanced equally. This crochet bunny is a cute little decor or keychain , that you can attach to your key, bag, purse, pen holder or anything you want.
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DIY Felt cactus softie (free sewing pattern)
Your children will delight in this adorable DIY Cactus Plushy. It is easy to create with I Heart Crafty Things'handy template and tutorial! Cacti are among our favorite plants , and we think it will be very nice to have a few cacti around the house at summer. The solution? None other than some super-soft ( and everlasting ) felt cacti , of course! This felt cactus craft is easy, quick and the outcome is so lovely! This sweet felt cactus can be a great home decor or classroom decor at summer ! Get the free sewing pattern and tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things and create your very own fun cactus plushie :
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DIY Giant plush cactus (free sewing pattern)
Cuddles and cacti are not really a perfect match.. but not this time! This time Studio DIY will teach you how to make a giant plush cactus ! This is a great option for serious plant-killers out there, and it looks so cute in a nursery or any room really. It’s a very forgiving sewing project , so you can make it to whatever size you so choose! Studio DIY made this cactus super giant ( it’s about five feet tall ) but we think a shorter version would be awesome too! Head to studiodiy.com and create your very own cuddly plush cactus! ( Photos by Jeff Mindell )
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DIY cactus Valentine card with felt hearts - Valentine's day craft for kids
Making homemade Valentine cards is a perfect arts and crafts activity for kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This DIY cactus valentine card by I Heart Crafty Things is such a great example of how kids can use their creativity to make a darling Valentine card for their loved ones. Using a few simple craft materials and I Heart Crafty Things' cactus Valentine card template , kids can create this DIY Cactus Valentine Card in no time at all:
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DIY Deck post cap faux cactus - summer decor (upcycling craft)
Did you know that even wooden deck post caps ( and furniture legs ) can be fun, boho summer decors ? This time Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to upcycle those old wood pieces into a wonderful summer decor: a faux cactus ! We know that these faux wooden cacti don’t truly replace real living plants , but they’re awfully cute and a cinch to maintain. If real cactus plants are a no-go in your house, ( because of the kids or overly curious animals ) fake cactus is just perfect!
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DIY Cactus summer hat
It's hard to find the perfect hat for the summer , so take the matter into your own hands and make your own! This DIY Painted cactus sun hat by Studio DIY is just perfect for those hot summer days! It’s super simple, and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. And this DIY Cactus summer hat doesn’t involve any paint: just yarn, and yarn poms! You can whip this DIY Cactus summer hat right up and be on your way out the door in under an hour! Get the tutorial and create your very own DIY Cactus summer hat :
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DIY Styrofoam egg cactus - fun & quick summer decor
When Easter is over it’s time to start freshening up your summer decor ! If you'd like to add a bit of fun cactus decor to your home, but don't have a greenhouse near you, how about making some adorable DIY Styrofoam egg cacti by The Crafted Sparrow? Those leftover foam eggs from your last Easter decoration are just perfect for this fun cactus decor ! Isn't it super cool? This adorable little DIY Styrofoam egg cactus is just perfect for decorating your home at summer on budget, and it's also an be a fun gift ! You could attach a little faux or paper flower to the top for an adorable blooming cactus !
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Rustic DIY cactus sign - boho summer decor (free template)
This DIY Cactus Sign by The Crafted Sparrow is such a gorgeous, fun, and easy foam project ! Yes, we said foam ! Looks like real wood right? If you LOVE those rustic wooden signs , but don't want to spend the money, this wonderful tutorial is just perfect for you! This darling faux wood ( foam ) cactus sign is a super easy project, it comes with a free downloadable/printable template , and it will add some boho summer vibe to your living room!
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16 Fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas ( fall & Halloween decor ideas )
Decorating for fall wouldn't be complete without pumpkins. Carving pumpkins , however, can be messy and dangerous. So why not skip out on the pumpkin clean-up this year and try some no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas ? If you plan to make a no-carve ( Halloween ) pumpkin this year, you’ll love these unique pumpkin painting ideas by Easy Peasy And Fun! From a roaring dinosaur pumpkin to a simple emoji pumpkin you will find lots of cute and scary ideas to make this fall! Browse through Easy Peasy And Fun's pumpkin decorating ideas and pick your favorites! No-carve pumpkin ideas are great for completing with the kids to make decorating for Halloween a fun-filled family activity.
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DIY Lawn flamingo costume & baby cactus costume ( Halloween costumes )
This DIY lawn flamingo and baby cactus costume by Studio DIY are perhaps the easiest and funniest costumes you’ve ever seen! Fun, colorful and instantly recognizable! Deciding on a costume for a party or Halloween is never easy. Buying or renting costumes can also be an expensive investment, especially if you go to a lot of themed parties. This super fun lawn flamingo and baby cactus costume is an easy and affordable way to stand out at any party!
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Crochet cacti ( free amigurumi cactus patterns )
Finally, a houseplant we can’t kill! This lovely little crocheted prickly pear cactus and classic cactus by Repeat Crafter Me are super easy amigurumi patterns and can be made easily in an hour or less - which makes this lovely crochet cactus a perfect gift for any special occasion! ( Who won't love a super cute carefree houseplant ? ) You can crochet a few amigurumi cacti for yourself and use them to brighten up your plantless rooms. Get the free patterns and let get started:
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DIY Cactus coasters ( coaster cactus ) - fun wooden kitchen decor
It’s a cactus , MADE OF COASTERS ! ! How funny is it? We bet that YOU wanna learn how to make this coaster cactus too, right? Reality Daydream will teach you how to make your very own coaster cactus out of wood. You must make one of these for the cactus-lover in your life! Or for yourself if you too love cacti. Get the tutorial and let's get started:
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DIY cardboard cactus - create a cactus from cardboard!
Who does not love a good cactus craft ? They are on trend and these DIY cactus never prick you! Better yet this crafty version by Jennifer Perkins is a cardboard cactus made from old box so it is recycled! These faux plant projects are stylish enough to appeal to adults, but easy enough for kids to make too. The hardest part is deciding which type of cactus you will make! Get the tutorial and let's get crafting:
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