When it comes to our favorite flowers, we love to experiment with different craft materials and create different looks. Since we have already crafted a crepe paper Christmas cactus and a pink felt holiday cactus, it’s time for a frosted paper Christmas cactus!

This project is an easy one to craft and great for beginners. Just download our PDF template or SVG file and follow our simple step-by-step photo tutorial.

Deck the Halls with Holiday Cacti

We are particularly excited about this Christmas cactus because we used our own frosted paper to make it! Our new frosted paper stacks will be available soon in our online craft shop — so be sure to join our shop email list to find out when they’re here. In the meantime, we linked some similar paper colors below in our materials list that you can use to make this frosted paper Christmas cactus.

Using frosted paper will give your Christmas cactus a slight shine and a more sculptural look. It’s also very easy to work with! Make as many leaves and blooms as you want with our template, and then display it in your home throughout the holiday season.

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Christmas Cactus

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
  2. Cut paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Use your curling tool to curl the petals and tip of stamen.
  4. With your hot glue gun, glue stamen around the tip of your 24-gauge wire.

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Photo tutorial for frosted paper Christmas cactus by Lia Griffith

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Browse all of our paper flowers for more ideas. Or check out all of our Christmas crafts. For daily DIY inspiration, follow us on PinterestInstagram, or Facebook. And be sure to check out our YouTube channel for video tutorials. Coming up this week is our new gift wrap video series and the rest of our 12 days of brilliant crafts! ~ Lia and team