DIY Felt Heart Cactus. I’m getting a head start on Valentine’s Day with a simple DIY felt heart cactus project, that you can make now too. I know you will be completely smitten with these little heart cacti, just as much as I am.
Love Is In The Air haven’t you heard? So I’m getting together with my sweet friends to share ideas for Valentine’s Day. Laura of Decor to Adore is hosting our little party and I know there will be lots of crafts, recipes and decorating projects for you to explore.
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DIY Felt Heart Cactus
I suggest making a felt heart cactus for yourself then make a few more for gifts. If you have left over green, red or pink felt leftover from the holidays you may already have everything you need to make these little cuties.
- green felt
- red or pink felt
- white gel pen
- polly fill or cotton balls
- glue gun and glue sticks
- mini flower pot or small container
Place heart pattern (or heart cookie cutter) on your green felt, and trace around it with a white gel pen. Cut out your heart shapes. You can use regular scissors or pinking shears to create a spiky boarder. Think about using different colors of green felt, if you’re making more than one.
Glue a toothpick on the bottom center of the heart with hot glue. You’ll want half of the toothpick to stick out for your base.
Glue the second heart on top of the first with hot glue, leaving an open space for adding polly fill. Add a small amount of polly fill then glue the opening shut.
To create a little flower cut two small hearts out of red or pink felt. Fold and glue the the hearts together then attach to the back with more hot glue.
Ready to Plant
Now you’re ready to plant your heart cactus. I’m using a mini terra cotta pot and a vintage McCoy pot to display my cacti.
You can use any small cup, ramekin or small bowl you have on hand. Of course, it may be a good time to go thrifting to see what kind of mini containers or pots you find without putting to much money into the project.
Inside my flower pots I’m using a couple of tiny scrap pieces of floral foam. To finish your project, insert the toothpick of the heart into the foam, then cover with a little bit of moss. You can also use tiny rocks or pebbles, and skip the foam and moss.
Displaying Your Felt Heart Cactus
After having these heart cacti on my desk for a couple of days, I moved them to my plate rack in the kitchen. The shallow shelf is just deep enough for a couple of plants, and I love the pop of green on this side of the room.
I also added one of my heart watercolors for Valentine’s Day that compliments my blue and white plates. Maybe I can add a heart garland too. 😊
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you’ll enjoy making a heart cactus for yourself and maybe a few more to give away. Be sure to check out my sweet friends below.
Love Is In The Air Continues…
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