Of all succulents, the cactus is the one that stands up when it comes to its striking sculptural form, vibrant flowers, and iconic shape. So what’s not to love with cacti big or small? All these exquisite features can be transformed into the cutest cactus crafts. If you are like me – who just adores this succulent, then you probably are looking for easy, cheap, and simple ways to incorporate this plant into your styling or fashion or decor. From bowls, pillows, soaps, treats, balloons, hats, party favors, gifts for your friends, pincushions, cutting boards, wall art, to clothing, the list is truly endless with teen crafts. Most can entirely be made from dollar store materials! All incredibly adorable DIYs that will light up your living space or parties, here are 58 adorable cactus projects with step-by-step pictures and tutorials.
Easy DIY Cactus Room and Party Decor
1. DIY Cactus Pattern Bowls
My first and favorite, these cactus bowls are super fun and easy to make, emanating earthy vibes that are perfect for summer! Whether you are planning a dinner party or just need some cacti in your life, these adorable bowls only require 3 materials and some paintbrushes. Besides, if this colorful cute look doesn’t fit your utensil or kitchen decor, and you want to make some extra cash, these would do wonderfully on Etsy – truly the perfect gift to make and sell.
2. DIY Cactus Place Card Holders
These DIY cactus place card holders will leave your guests in awe, appearing as so much more than painted air dry clay! This great teen craft is also great for doing with kids because it is extremely simple, safe, and fun.
3. DIY Cactus Pillow
For all of my beginner sewers out there, this easy step by step cactus pillow tutorial is at the top of the list for the cutest teen crafts out there, which says a lot as a craft blogger:) So go check out the instructions, get comfy at your sewing machine, and you will have an adorable DIY cactus pillow in no time!
4. DIY Cactus Flower Soap Tutorial
These soaps, inspired by the colorful shapes and textures of a cactus flower, are not only beautiful but will leave your skill glowing. The natural ingredients used, from poppy seeds in the bottom base to activated charcoal in the dividing line, might be a bit complex, but seeing the adorable finished product every time you wash your hands will be most definitely worth it. And if you really get into the soap-making groove, you can also whip up some fun DIY bath bombs!
5. DIY Christmas Tree Cactus
If you want your Christmas tree to have a spiky friend or just want an adorable DIY cactus Christmas tree lightening up your home during every season, you can easily whip up this super simple, fun, and cheap craft. Whether you pick out a faux cactus to adorn with pom-poms and rickrack or add an extra plant-y feel to your living space by purchasing a real one, you will not be disappointed with the colorful outcome.
6. DIY Cactus Pull Apart Cupcake Cake
If you are looking to make an adorable cake but don’t want to go through the whole ordeal where you have to make your own batter, frosting and have to carve out your own cake, this DIY cactus pull apart cake is calling your name. I find it so cool that all you need is two dozen plain white cupcakes, some food dye and a cute cake board! And if the so few materials doesn’t inspire you to go make this adorable cake, it has extremely easy step by step instructions, too — just remove the icing and dye it, place the cupcakes in the correct shape, reapply the icing to the cactus shape, and add some dots and flowers with the leftover icing:)
7. DIY Cactus Fiesta Cupcake Toppers
These cute little cupcake take toppers could not be any cheaper and easier to make! I kid you not, all you need is the free printables attached in the step-by-step tutorial, lollipop sticks, some scissors, paper, and tape! Whether for last-minute gatherings or planning for post-pandemic summer parties, these DIY cupcake toppers will add a pop of extra color to your cupcakes. And if you don’t have lollipop sticks, no need to worry, this DIY would also pass as a popsicle stick craft!
8. DIY Edible Cactus Treat
With their vibrant colors and textures, sometimes cacti appear as an appealing snack, but nobody wants to get a mouthful of spikes! That’s why edible cactus treats exist, not only perfect as a solution for that urge, but also an easy snack you can make in minutes, or a dessert idea that could also pass as decor!
9. DIY Cactus Floppy Hat
Pom-pom crafts are super in right now, but never have I ever seen a pom-pom hat DIY! I mean, c’mon, other than being one of a kind, all you need is a green floppy hat, some yarn, a needle, some scissors, and this adorable hat can be yours in under an hour!
10. DIY Giant Balloon Cactus
I hope you aren’t sick of cacti-themed DIYs yet, because I know I’m not! This giant balloon cactus is super simple – just some balloons stuck on PVC piping. It can be made when in need of a spice of color to a party, or just for the sake of fun!
11. DIY Giant Plush Cactus
12. Cute Cactus Gift Boxes
13. DIY Melt and Pour Cactus Soap
14. DIY Cactus Oven Mitts
15. DIY Minature Pasta Plants
16. Felted Wool Cactus Pincushion DIY
17. Pink Cactus Potted Macaroons
18. Printable Cactus Mini Cupcake Stand
19. DIY Faux Porcelain Cactus Ring Holder
20. Cactus Pom Pom Sweatshirt
20. DIY Washi Tape Cactus Wall Art
21. DIY Mini Cactus Cheese Boards
22. DIY Clay Cactus Candle Holders
23. DIY Colorful Cacti Soaps
Not only is this teen craft pretty, and cute, and crafty, but they are a heck of a useful thing in your everyday life! Perfect for travel or gift idea!
24. Printable Cactus Popcorn Box
25. DIY Clay Cactus Ring Dish
26. DIY Upcycled Cactus Light
27. DIY Cactus Push Pins For Back to School
28. DIY Painted Cactus Favor Bags
29. DIY Cactus Outline Pillow
30. DIY Cactus Stamped Summer Scarf
31. DIY Cactus Decor
32. Easy Cactus Rice Krispie Treats
33. Crochet Cactus Home Decor
34. DIY Felt Cactus Sunglass Case
35. Adorable Crochet Cactus Pincushion
36. Prickly Pear Cupcakes Recipe with Prickly Pear Frosting
37. DIY Cactus Notebook
38. Pin Cushion Cactus
39. DIY Cactus String Art
Did someone say string art!?
40. Dollar Store Cactus Wreath
41. DIY Felt Cactus
42. DIY Papertoy Lama & Cacti
43. DIY Cactus Marquee Sign
44. DIY Leather Cactus Luggage Tag
45. DIY Felt Llama & Cactus Decorations
46. DIY Embroidered Cactus Frame
47. DIY Cactus Fabric and Felt Notebook Cover
48. DIY Cactus Cat Scratching Post
49. DIY Cactus Plush Pattern
50. DIY Cactus Paper Plants
51. DIY Geometric Plaster Planter
52. DIY Cactus Ring Holder
53. DIY Cactus Catnip Toys
54. Embroidered Cactus Baseball Hat
55. Cute DIY String Art Piece
56. DIY Felt Cactus Ornament
57. DIY Cactus Glass Votive
58. Adorable DIY Cactus Pincushion