12 Days of Christmas: DIY Felt Cactus Christmas Tree Ornaments

INSIDE: DIY no sew felt cactus Christmas tree ornaments or gift toppers.

Decorate your Christmas tree with DIY felt cactus Christmas tree ornamentsIt took me about a decade to accept that I live among plants with thorns, rocks in place of grass in the front yard and people running around exclaiming, “But it’s a dry heat”.

Yet, somewhere around Year 10, I sort of fell into the groove of southwest living and have come to even enjoy desert living (gasp!).

So in honor of my “acceptance”, I’m sharing with you no sew felt cactus Christmas tree ornaments. Minus the thorns, of course!
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DIY felt Cactus Christmas Tree Ornaments

These ornaments are Day One of a 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for other great DIY tree ornament ideas!

One leisurely morning walk later, I turned the corner to see my husband flying down our street …with the dog in the front seat. He screeched to a stop to tell me he was taking the dog into the vet, and then just as quickly zoomed off. However, my wonderful husband failed to tell me there was a rattle snake in our backyard – who gave our curious four-legged friend a warning bite. Say what now?! It wasn’t until the fire department showed up at the door – to calm a rattled desert novice and to remove a scary rattled snake – that I was quickly baptized into desert dwelling. So much for easing into southwest living!

Felt sheets (this is a great craft to use up felt scraps)
– Hot glue gun
Sewing scissors + straight pins
– Ribbon
– Embroidery thread

diy cactus decoration

Trace the cactus template onto a piece of felt. Be sure to cut TWO pieces.
Use felt craft sheets to make DIY cactus Christmas tree ornaments

Add a drop of hot glue to Side #1 of the cactus and place a small section of looped ribbon. Add more glue to the remainder of the cactus and place Side #2 on top.

Cut a section of embroidery thread. Use small drops of glue to weave it around the cactus like a garland.

Cut out small felt ornaments and a star. And glue in place.

diy cactus christmas ornaments and gift topper

Cute on a Christmas tree, these cactus ornaments also make cute gift toppers.

How do you decorate your tree? Is yours full of handmade craftiness or store-bought beauties? Let me know in the comments.

More Christmas Ideas You May Like:

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

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Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

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Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I Marie~The Inspiration Vault

Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West  I Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess  I  Terri~Christmas Tree Lane 

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Valeria~Val Event Gal I Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

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21 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas: DIY Felt Cactus Christmas Tree Ornaments

  1. Tania says:

    Aww, I love these! I made the macrame ornaments in the hop, we could do a whole boho southwest tree! ha ha!

    It seems as though your Inlinkz isn’t working though :o(


  2. Lauren says:

    I love these especially since I HATE cold and winter (and live in the mid-west!) — it would be very easy for me to embrace desert living haha! Your ornaments are so cute and colorful! My tree is filled with memories – kids ornaments, my ornaments, gift ornaments. I love themed trees though so I have a small one in our bedroom that is vintage jewelry.

  3. Dru says:

    Ha! I love your frazzled moment story. Scary! We lived in Arizona for about six months while my husband went to school at Ft. Huachuca, so I understand the creature issue. I saw things I had never seen before. Anyway, love your cactus ornament.

  4. Leslie says:

    I live close enough to the water that we see seagulls at our shopping centers, so I have no idea what a dry heat really feels like! As far as I’m concerned, hot is hot. These cactus ornaments are just too cute, though! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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