If there’s one major trend to emerge from 2015, it would have to be the humble cactus. From gardens to wall art, accessories, patterns, and cushions, it just seems as though there’s no escaping this trend (which isn’t a bad thing at all!).
With everything cacti-related trending on places such as Pinterest, we thought it was time to gather all of these cactus inspired crafts and compile them together. After all, we have a feeling this little green trend won’t be going anywhere any time soon – Yay!
Trust the talented girls from A Beautiful Mess to design these pretty-as-a-picture cacti pin cushions. They’ve detailed each step in this wonderful tutorial too so you can follow along and make your own.
Upon first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these were actual cacti. Surprise! These are actually edible cupcakes created by the clever Alana Jones-Mann. Find out how it was done through her tutorial.
A no-sew cactus inspired pillow? Count us in! Brit + Co have come up with not one, but two cacti inspired pillows to jazz up your home within an afternoon.
How cute is this felt cactus brooch from Bugs and Fishes? You could easily whip-up a batch of these to include as stocking stuffers come Christmas time!
This gold foil cactus pouch is super stylish so you’ll probably want to make two (or three)! Craftaholics Anonymous has this insightful tutorial to help you along.
Embroidery boxes can be found in most craft stores, and Delineate Your Dwelling has turned hers into a fantastic cacti inspired work of art! You’ll definitely want to see how she easily achieved this craft project.
Have you got a wall in your home looking a little lonely? Why not create these artistic cacti canvases to proudly display? Delineate Your Dwelling has a great step-by-step guide.
Next time you host a fun fiesta, be sure to decorate with some of these clever cacti balloons! Design Improvised has shown us just how easy they are to achieve.
If your thumb is a little less than green, you might want to create some papier mache cacti to decorate your home with instead – After all, you can’t accidentally kill these plants! You’ll love this tutorial from Design Sponge.
The festive season is just around the corner, so if you’re sick of the same old Christmas ornaments, why not create some quirky cacti ornaments instead? Check out Everything Emily Blog’s instructions to create your own!
With some spare plant pots and material you can easily create a fun and colorful wall display just as Fine Craft Guild has done! Mix and match different patterns for a unique look.
These little cacti might look delicate and impressive, but they can easily be created in just an hour using some colored air-dry clay! JooJoo has an abundance of ideas to inspire you too.
These mini cacti piñatas are the perfect addition to your next party and guests will love how unique and fun they are! Oh Happy Day makes creating these look easy.
These clay cacti name card holders by Oh Happy Day will look great as a part of any table set-up! They’re also incredibly simple and fun to create using clay and paint or colored clay.
Who wouldn’t want to sit on a cactus? Before you worry, this cactus stool is super soft and comfortable with no spikes in sight! Check out Ohoh Blog’s tutorial to see how it’s done.
This unique pom pom idea from Pinch Me Beautiful will be adored by both children and adults alike. If you’re a pom pom fanatic like us, you’ll also find it incredibly fun to create.
We all seem to have a plain white blouse lying around in our wardrobes, but now you can transform it using this year’s most favorite plant – the cactus! Pineneedle Collective has even filmed a step-by-step video for you to follow.
Here’s another great cacti alternative for those who just don’t have a real knack for looking after plants – cacti made from painted pebbles! Salt and Pepper Moms has this fantastic guide to creating one just like it.
These cacti shaped wall hangers were created by Shoes Off Please – what a wonderful idea! You too can make these wonderful and eye-catching additions by following this blog’s steps.
Did you know that you can also create jewellery adorned with succulents? Succulents and Sunshine is an absolute expert at creating projects like this, so be sure to check out how she did it!
This DIY project doesn’t require any glue, paint, or messy hands! Sugar and Cloth has decorated her fake cacti with a fancy pom pom garland for festive cheer with a difference.
These cacti-inspired macaroons from Sugar and Cloth are quite literally works of art – can you believe something that looks this good is actually edible too (and delicious)?
These cacti cake toppers from Tell, Love and Party are a genius idea! The best part is that they’re really fun to make – you can even get the kids involved.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a layered stamp yourself, this tutorial from The Crafted Life is here to help! The adorable cactus shape is wonderful too.
If you want to deck your house with this year’s biggest trend – succulents – but you’ve got a tight budget, never fear! The House That Lars Built has created these fantastic paper cacti to assemble.
This DIY wire cacti project is a fantastic craft idea for kids playrooms as they’re colorful, fun and safer than the real alternative. The Jungalow will show you how it’s done.
Cute gift wrap idea alert! The Proper Blog has created cacti print paper with a twist – they’re adorned with little pom poms! This wrapping is just too good to throw away.
It’s amazing what you can do with felt. Think Make Share has created these adorable little cacti using the material and the result is well worth copying so be sure to check out her images for inspiration!
Fancy hanging a DIY watercolor cacti garland at your next shindig? You’ll find all of the inspiration, materials, and instructions you need over on the Urban Outfitters blog.
When it comes to displaying your jewellery, what could be cooler than a cacti jewellery stand? You’re sure to love Vitamini Handmade’s step-by-step guide to re-creating this. You can leave yours white as she has done, or add some color or patterns for a different look.
Which cactus inspired craft projects were your favourite? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
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