As you know, I love any opportunity for a fun celebration where I can get together with all of my friends and loved ones. Cinco de Mayo is coming up and it is time for a fiesta! Just because Cinco de Mayo is on a Thursday this year, you shouldn’t stop yourself from celebrating (at least some of) the night away. If you are hosting your own party for the occasion, this paper cactus garland would be a wonderful addition to your event decor.
Our illustrator Krista really outdid herself this time with these adorable cactus designs. All you will need for this project is different colors of card stock, and a piece of ribbon or twine to string the cactus garland together. We went with a vibrant color scheme and picked out a few textured card stocks for some of our cactus pots. So cute! Begin this project by downloading the PDF below if you are cutting by hand, or the SVG if you have a cutting machine. Of course, it would be difficult to cut out the thin lines inside the cactus designs, so the PDF version has those lines colored in to create the same visual texture as the cut ones. In the PDF version, you will also find that each cactus is one piece that you can cut out, which includes the cactus, flowers, and pots. Because the PDF will include all the vibrant colors in the design, this file should be printed onto 8.5 x 11 white card stock.
In the SVG file, there are separate pieces for the cactus, cactus flower, and pot. Choose your colors of card stock and cut each piece with your cutting machine. To attach the pieces together, we used a handy glue dot roller. Next, pick a piece of ribbon, twine, or colored baker’s twine to string together your cactus garland. We used our glue dot roller to attach our cacti to our ribbon, but hot glue would also work for this. And there you have it! An adorable cactus garland for your party decor!
This cactus garland would look great at a Cinco de Mayo party, but it would also be great decor for any summer party! If you are hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration, be sure to check out our super fun fiesta invitations for the event. For other party decor ideas, browse our papel picado banners or our gorgeous paper flower pinata. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to never miss a post! Until next time ~ Lia