70 Faux Cactus & Succulent Projects and Ideas

70 Cactus & Succulent Projects and IdeasOver the past couple of years, cactus and succulents have become a popular staple in home decor and fashion trends. There’s something about actually living in the Southwest and being surrounded by all the 90’s version of Southwest decor for years that would make a person gag at the thought of ever using cactus or Southwest patterns in your decorating ever again. It was bad guys, so bad! Thankfully, I love this go-round with the trend and I’m so happy that it’s much more appealing to the eye and there are so many fun ideas. My favorite part about cacti and succulents? Little to no maintenance, but if the little bit of maintenance that a live version requires is too much for you I’ve rounded up 70 Cactus & Succulent Projects and Ideas that are perfect for you!

Handmade succulents with Hallmark artists | thinkmakeshareblog.com
Handmade Succulents 5 Ways  |  Think Make Share 

DIY Cactus Pillow - Hand Stamped Fabric tutorial - Patchwork Cactus 5
DIY Cactus Stamped Fabric  |  Patchwork Cactus

Mini Cactus Pi帽atas | Oh Happy Day!
Mini Cactus Pi帽atas  |  Oh Happy Day

DIY Clay Cactus Garden | Inspired by Charm
DIY Clay Cactus Garden  |  Inspired by Charm

DIY Wire Cactus  |  Mr. Kate

David Stark DIY Cacti for DesignSponge
DIY Paper Mache Cactus  |  Design Sponge

Framed Paper Succulents
Framed Paper Succulents  |  The Crafted Sparrow

DIY Paint by Numbers Pillow
DIY Paint By Numbers Cactus Pillow  |  Shrimp Salad Circus

Paint your own cactus artwork
Painted Cactus Artwork  |  We Are Scout

DIY Cactus Hooks
DIY Cactus Wall Hooks  |  Shoes Off Please

DIY Cardboard Cactus Construction Set  |  Pink Stripey Socks

Cactus Print Drawstring Backpack  |  Hello, Wonderful

DIY Christmas tree cactus | sugarandcloth.com
DIY Christmas Tree Cactus  |  Sugar and Cloth

Faux Succulent Pens in Planter  |  eHow

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DIY Cactus Ornaments  |  Everything Emily 

DIY cactus succulent pillow (1)
DIY Cactus and Succulent Pillows  |  Brit + Co.

DIY Cupcake Toppers  |  Love The Day for Rent.com

DIY Cactus Pi帽ata  |  Snowdrop and Company

Crepe Paper Succulents  |  Ash and Crafts

DIY one schnazzy centerpiece for your Cinco de Mayo party! Just grab an empty IZZE bottle, construction paper, scissors and tape. | dcgirlinpearls.com
DIY Cactus Centerpiece  |  DC Girl in Pearls

DIY Felt Cactus  |  Happy DIY

Easy Cacti Decor, Delineateyourdwelling.com
Easy Cacti Wall Decor  |  Delineate Your Dwelling

Felt Succulent Vertical Garden   |  Lia Griffith

DIY paper cacti from Hallmark artist Allyson Lassiter | thinkmakeshareblog.com
DIY Paper Cactus  |  Think Make Share

DIY Cactus Plants
DIY Cactus Plants  |  The Crafted Sparrow

DIY Cactus Cake Topper  |  Tell Love and Party

Crochet Cactus Pattern - Pops de Milk
Crochet Cactus Pattern  |  Pops De Milk

Succulents and cacti are all the rage right now, why not let the kids make some that require no maintenance? This one is a perfect summer craft for kids.
Toothpick Cacti  |  Modge Podge Rocks

Simple Succulent art, Delineateyourdwelling.com
Easy Cactus Art  |  Delineate Your Dwelling

DIY Easy Cactus Stitching Cards for Kids
Stitch Along Cactus Cards  |  Handmade Charlotte 

hipster mum diy cactus garland | hipster mum kids craft | www.hipstermum.com
Black & White Cactus Garland  |  Hipster Mum

DIY Cactus Costume
DIY Cactus Costume  |  Studio DIY

Christmas cactus | felt holiday crafts by Hallmark artists | thinkmakeshareblog.com
Felt Christmas Cactus  |  Think Make Share 

An easy peasy tutorial for how to make these DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes in less than an hour!
DIY Iron-On Cactus Shoes  |  The Crafted Life

cacti cross stitch
Cactus Cross Stitch  |  Makers Society

Crochet these adorable and easy succulents with this pattern and tutorial. Perfect handmade gift idea.
Crochet Succulents  |  Whistle & Ivy via Pretty Providence

DIY: Cactus & Succulent Plants using Polymer Clay - Super fun and easy to make!:
DIY Clay Cactus Succulents  |  Makoccino

Foiled Cactus Prints & Free Printables
Foiled Cactus Prints with Free Printables |  The Crafted Sparrow

Adorable! cactus pincushion DIY (click through for tutorial)
Cactus Pin Cushions  |  A Beautiful Mess

DIY Cactus Pillow  |  Everything Emily

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DIY Cardboard Cacti  |  The House That Lars Built

Faux Succulent Monogram
Faux Succulent Monogram  |  Dolen Diaries via The Crafting Chicks

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Polka Dot Cactus Accessory Pouch  |  Aki Altuna via Craftaholics Anonymous

Simple Cacti Box
Simple Cacti Embroidered Box  |  Delineate Your Dwelling

Cactus balloons!
Cactus Balloons  |  Design Improvised 

Cactus Place Card Holders  |  Oh Happy Day

DIY Cactus Stool  |  OhOh Blog

Cactus Pom-Poms  |  Pinch Me Beautiful

Hand Painted Mini Cactus  |  Salt and Pepper Moms

Easy DIY Felt Succulents
Felt Faux Succulents  |  The DIY Mommy

DIY \ Cactus Pom Pom Gift Wrap
DIY Pom-Pom Cactus Gift Wrap  |  The Proper Blog

DIY Faux Porcelain Cactus Ring Holder
DIY Faux Porcelain Cactus Ring Holder  |  Vitamini Handmade

 Printable Cactus Mini-Cupcake Stand | Oh Happy Day!
Printable Mini-Cupcake Stands  |  Oh Happy Day

DIY Washi Tape Cactus Wall Art
DIY Washi Tape Cactus Wall Art  |  DIY Studio

make your own photo transfer art on wood - cactus on pink. Full tutorial from persialou.com
Photo Transfer Cactus Art  |  Persia Lou

Faux Succulent Wreath
Monogram Faux Succulent Wreath  |  Fynes Designs

DIY Mes petits cactus 脿 imprimer
Paper Cactus  |  NEM

DIY Neon Cactus Light Tutorial 333
DIY Neon Cactus Light  |  Shrimp Salad Circus

DIY Cactus Ring Holder | Revamperate
DIY Clay Cactus Ring Holder  |  Revamperate

DIY Faux Neon Cactus Light Using String Lights | Hello Lidy
DIY Faux Neon Cactus Light  |  Hello Lidy

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Wire Cactus Garden  |  The Jungalow

DIY Gold Summer Tote BagsCactus Tote  |  Lovely Indeed

Free Printable Cactus Garland  |  Sel De Viking

DIY Paper Succulent Wreath  |  Lia Griffith

3D Cactus Crafts  |  Good to Know

Felt Succulents  |  Lia Griffith 

cactus shirt
DIY Cactus Shirt  |  The Pineneedle Collective

DIY Faux Cacti Terrariums
Faux Cacti Terrariums  |  Land of Nod

Clay cactus planter step 4 let's get prickly
Clay Cactus Plant  | Darby Smart

Duct Tape Succulents  |  Mark Montano

Be sure to check out this DIY Cactus Pillow if you loved these ideas:

DIY Cactus Pillow
DIY Cactus Pillow

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  1. says

    Well, I’ll admit I was really hoping one of my projects would make it in here and was THRILLEd to see three… I clearly have a Cacti love. Haha. Thanks for sharing this great roundup!

  2. says

    I’m loving this amazing collection, some I’ve seen before, some are completely new. This is a must pin – I’m sure I’ll need this list at some point – thanks.

    • craftedsparrow says

      Awesome Julie! There were some amazing ideas on this list and even I have a little project list of my own now to make. 馃槈

  3. says

    How did I miss this epic post when I came over to stalk your Black and White Gallery wall from Pinterest! I have never seen most of these ideas before. Now which one should I make first??? Pinning for later. Thanks for the great post.


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