I have to admit that I really love the succulent trend that is happening right now. I grew up surrounded by succulent plants and lots of cactus.
Naturally, I wanted to try my hand at making my own fun cactus Christmas ornament this year.
Felt seemed the natural choice to start this project since it is inexpensive and gives a nice texture like a cactus.
However, some people shy away from making felt Christmas ornaments is that you end up having to cut out lots of small pieces.
No fear fellow Cricut fan!! The Cricut Maker cutting machine makes this process super simple. You’ll be making tons of felt ornaments like this Cactus or this Unicorn ornament before long.
Cactus Christmas Ornament
- Cactus SVG cut files (download below)
Load SVG cut design into Cricut Design Space. You can resize the design to whatever size you’d like. My ornament is 3″ tall. Next ungroup the design so you can cut each piece out in a separate color.
Click “Make” and you’ll get the chance to select what type of material to cut out. You can choose to cut out as felt and use the deep cut blade. This will ensure and nice deep cut through your felt.
Step 2 – Optional
Using a tack stitch, add about 20 tack stitches all around the cactus. This will make it look like it has cactus needles.
Place the two cactus layers together using a blanket stitch. Stitch around each arm of the cactus, stop and fill with Poly Fiberfil. Than continue to the next arm. This way you can stuff it easier.
Using a hot glue gun, add glue dots to your flower as you roll it up.
Add a final glue dot to the bottom of the flower and close it with the end of the flower.
Glue flower to your cactus.
Take the twine or ribbon and thread it onto a large sewing needle. Thread the needle through the top of the cactus. Pull out one side of the thread so you can tie a loop for hanging the ornament.
Tada!! You are all done. Isn’t that the cutest and easiest little cactus Christmas ornament ever!!
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Chelsea Briner is the creator and designer behind Sew Simple Home. She combines her love of homemaking and teaching to inspire others to sew and create for their own home and family. She loves to share quick sewing and crafting projects to help readers use their creativity to manage their home efficiently.