Felt Cacti Steeped in Love 

We love a good felt project, and this mini felt cactus set has truly captured our hearts. We found some charming tea cups at a local second hand shop and created these precious cacti with a Valentine’s Day twist. 

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pinking Shears (optional)
  • Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

Materials

  • Wool or Wool Blend Felt
  • Twine
  • 20 Gauge Floral Wire
  • Poly-fill
  • Tea Cups
  • Foam Balls
  • Dried Moss
  • Rocks

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above.
  2. Print the PDF pattern and use each piece as a guide for cutting your felt. Here we used a combination of regular scissors and pinking shears for variety. 
  3. Use hot glue to glue around edges of hearts, leaving an opening at the bottom so you can stuff the hearts with poly-fill.
  4. Cut a 3 or so inch length of floral wire, stick it into the bottom opening, then glue the heart shut to secure the floral wire. 
  5. Next, create your mini flowers using two small red hearts. Roll the bottom of one heart and glue (see photo tutorial below for a visual guide), then attach the second heart. 
  6. Glue flowers to the tops of the cacti. 
  7. After finishing the felt cactus, cut a piece of twine and glue a heart to one end. 
  8. Assemble your tea cups by place a foam ball in the cup and covering it with dried moss. Secure the floral wire into the foam, then hang the twine out of the tea cup to resemble a tea bag. Instead of using foam and moss, you can also create this look with small rocks.

Tips

For a better quality project, we always recommend using better quality felt. Our favorite felt sources are Benzie Design, Felt on the Fly and A Child’s Dream Come True. Feel free to get creative with your “vessel” – tea cups are adorable but these would be just as great using regular terra cotta pots. After finishing your felt cactus set, you can add our printable tags to make a cute gift. Download the PDF below and print onto white cardstock. 

Get Inspired!

If you love working with felt, be sure to browse our entire collection of felt DIYs, including our Craft School videos on Fab Felt Crafts. For more cactus-inspired projects, find our pincushion cactus or potted crepe paper cacti. Pop over to our membership page to join our crafting community, or leave a comment below with suggestions for projects you’d like to see next! We love seeing your crafty makes, so please share them on Instagram with #DIYDreamingWithLia. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team