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.
- Wool or Wool Blend Felt
- 20 Gauge Floral Wire
- Tea Cups
- Foam Balls
- Dried Moss
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- 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.
- Use hot glue to glue around edges of hearts, leaving an opening at the bottom so you can stuff the hearts with poly-fill.
- 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.
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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.
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