Crafty Cardboard Cactus DIY

DIY Cardboard Cactus by Jennifer Perkins

Who does not love a good cactus craft?  They are on trend and the DIY version never pricks you!  Better yet this crafty version uses scrap cardboard and can even be made with the kids.  The hardest part is deciding which type of cactus you will make.

DIY This With Jennifer Perkins – Cardboard Cactus Craft   Check out the how-to video I did for DIY Network all about making cardboard cactus!

Cardboard Cactus Supplies by Jennifer Perkins

Step 1 – Paint cardboard with green craft paint.

DIY Cardboard Prickly Pear Cactus by Jennifer Perkins

Step 2 – Cut out your cactus pieces.  For a saguaro cactus you will need two pieces, a prickly pear might include several paddles.

Cardboard Cactus pieces by Jennifer Perkins

Step 3 – Cut slits in the top and bottom of the cactus pieces.  The cactus will fit together like a puzzle with the slits connecting them.

Cardboard Cactus Paddles by Jennifer Perkins

Step 4 – Add painted accents, tips of toothpicks for spikes and pompom accents.

Cardboard Cactus Foam Base by Jennifer Perkins

Step 5 – Glue foam into the bottom of a pot with a slit to hold the cardboard.

How to make a cardboard cactus by Jennifer Perkins

Step 6 – Assemble your cactus and display.

Easy DIY Cardboard Cactus by Jennifer Perkins

Which cactus style is your favorite?  Team saguaro or prickly pear?  It’s a hard choice, you might as well make both.

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