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
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.
Skill level: Beginner
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- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Stone Fruit Pack Color 2, Conifer Pack Color 2, and Citrus Pack Color 3
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Mod Podge — Gloss or Matte
How to Make a Frosted Paper Christmas Cactus
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
- Cut paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Use your curling tool to curl the petals and tip of stamen.
- With your hot glue gun, glue stamen around the tip of your 24-gauge wire.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Browse all of our paper flowers for more ideas. Or check out all of our Christmas crafts!
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I made this and loved it. I did not have MP glue but would defiantly us it next time. Otherwise, there were great!!
I just have to add that this yearly subscription is well worth the investment.
Thank you, Christine! Share a photo on the community page too!
Lia What size pot did you use for this project?
Thank you Patricia
We used a smaller container about 4 inches tall.
Is this made from frosted paper of text weight paper? If text weight, what is your resource for the Curious Metallic Fairway,
Jupiter and Gold?
Frosted paper is text weight paper with a slight sheen! We originally used PaperPapers for those colors but some are no longer in stock. We have updated the post with our frosted paper alternatives instead. Scroll up and you will see the links for the paper colors!
Cricut Explor 2 advised in the directions. Is there a SVG for a Cricut Maker?
Hi Deborah! Our SVG file works with both the Explore and the Maker. We just listed the Explore in the directions so people don’t think they NEED to have a Maker in order to make this project. Either cutting machine will do as well as the Silhouette!
Thank you thank you thank you! I’m bouncing in my chair in happiness. I was going to try this using the crepe or felt pattern with paper but knew it wouldn’t look right.
I’m going to make this tonight!!