Pin cactus

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Want a plant that doesn’t need water or any care and decorates a corner of your home? Let’s sew one!

Create a pin cushion shaped as a cactus to put your pins and needles with fabric glue. Feel like making a cactus?

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Materials:

  • Fabric/s (I chose patchwork fabrics. Two shades of green and coral tone)
  • Leather, rough brown leatherette or fabric (to simulate soil)
  • Twine or embroidery thread in the colors of the fabrics.
  • Small pot.
  • Cardboard or poster board and a cardboard tube toilet paper.
  • Scissors and needle.
  • Strong glue or hot glue gun.
  • Foam, cotton or batting for stuffing.

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Process:

1. Cut two cardboard disks with the diameter of your pot.

2. Make small cuts in one edge of the toilet paper tube. Open and paste it to a disk.

 

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3. For the spare disk, cut a bigger disk of leather and one of batting.

4. Glue the batting disk to the cardboard disk aligned with the leather disc.

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5. Glue the tube disk to the leather lined disk and introduce everything into the pot.

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6. Cut a circle of fabric. Fold 1cm around the edge inwards and sew for gathering.

7. Fill it with all the possible batting. (make it very stretched).

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8. Close the bottom with stitches.

9. Surround the piece with thick thread dividing it into 8 sections. Secure at the bottom with a few stitches.

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10. Sew inside out the desired shape of your next cactus and make a smaller extra arm. Fill in the same way and sew the little arm to the cactus.

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11. Cactus are more beautiful in bloom, so I´ll also make a flower. Do the same process as the first cactus. Only this time do not fill it, pull the thread to form a flower that you will sew to the little arm.

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12. Glue all the cactus pieces to the base and pin your pins and needles.

As you can see I have three mini cactus. If you prefer, just make a bigger one.

It´s a decorative and functional piece that will draw the attention of more than one … Ideal for a handmade gift.

20 thoughts on “Pin cactus

  1. truebluemeandyou

    Love this! So cute and a perfect gift for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb. Posted two finished photos and a link back to you on my blog truebluemeandyou and my DDIY gifts’ blog. It’s now on the featured DIY tag for Tumblr.

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  2. Andaira

    Ainsssss y cómo no había visto yo esto?
    Me encanta!!!……me lo llevo pal Pinterest
    Y como siempre…muchas gracias por compartir
    Besosssssss

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