Cacti crafts have become really popular in the last few years. And we’re definitely on board! If you’re looking for cute and quirky home décor, these needle-felted mini cactus plants are the perfect project for you. They’re also very easy to make. So if you’re new to needle felting, this would be a good DIY project for you. If you have a teen or tween, they might be interested in crafting these cacti, too!

Quite the Prickly Pair

We crafted these needle-felted mini cactus plants with roving wool and wool felt by Benzie. We tend to use foam eggs for the bodies of our needle-felted animals, but this time we used one for the base of these cacti plants. When you’re done making your needle-felted mini cactus plants, place them in a small pot. We got ours from a local flower market here in Portland.

If you’re a cactus fan, you might also want to make this cactus art print for your walls. Or this DIY ring holder is a cute one, too. Have your own project to share? Post a picture on Instagram and use the hashtag #MadeWithLia. We may just repost it on our social pages or feature it in our weekly email! 

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Tools

Materials

Instructions

  1. Gather tools and materials.
  2. Poke sage roving felt repeatedly to create a circle approximately 2.5-3″ in diameter.
  3. Use sewing needle to thread floss through center to create 6 lines around the circle.
  4. Cut 5 small petals from rose felt.

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