Sunday, January 24, 2016

DIY Crepe Paper Cactus

The entryway "photo spot" for our party needed one more thing.....a cute cactus in a colorful pot!

I was driving back home from being out of town last weekend and was thinking about what else I needed to do for Granny's FIESTA. I saw these cute cactus piƱatas on Pinterest and I knew what I wanted to do.

The pot was something I already had in my craft room (a dollar store purchase years ago) and I knew I had saved an old poster tube from a purchase last Christmas. There was plenty of green crepe paper in my party decor stash and with a little Elmer's glue and tissue paper....I was set!

The cactus took no time at all and it was fun to put together. Granny took it home with her after the party to go with her Southwest decor.

Here's how to make your own cactus:

DIY cactus

Using a poster tube as the base, I simply taped crumbled paper to it for arms.

I cut strips of crepe paper into lengths just long enough to wrap around the tube. Then, I simply cut fringe on one side.

I used a little school glue applied to the paper and then wrapped the paper around the cactus form.

Just keep gluing strips of paper making sure to overlap them a bit.

Using some colored tissue paper, I added a bloom to the top.

I stuffed the plastic pot with more paper and situated the cactus in the center. I added a little colored filler and it was party ready!

Easy and cute!

Happy crafting!







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