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Paper Cactus Tutorial and Templates – 3D Paper Cactus Craft

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DIY easy paper cactus craft tutorial and templates. How to make ferocactus, prickly pear, and aloe vera paper plants for your home.

I’ve received so many requests for a paper cactus tutorial over the past year, and now I have finally created not one but three designs. These new dessert beauties capture that earthy vibe and will make anyone look like they have a green thumb!

Real plants inspired me in nature, just like my original small succulent designs and my recent giant paper succulents. It only seemed fitting that I was inspired by three real cacti in nature, the Prickly Pear, Ferocactus, and Aloe Vera plant! Additionally, there are a couple of flower topper templates included to finish off your plant with a little extra pizazz.

DIY easy cactus craft tutorial and templates. How to make ferocactus, prickly pear, and aloe vera plants for your home.

While I do recommend using a cutting machine like Cricut to make the cactus designs, I have included some less intricate PDF printables that can easily hand-cut with scissors. If you are curious about Cricut but not sure which one to buy, I can help you here!

Cactus craft tutorial

These cacti designs are very simple to craft and could easily be a child’s craft.

Owners of a cutting machine can resize if desired. My cutting machine measurements are as follows in width x height:

  • Aloe Vera 3.9 x 3.9 inches, 3.3 x 3.3, 2.8 x 2.8, 2.3 x 2.3
  • Ferocactus – 8 x 9.2 inches
  • Fero Flower – 2 x 2 inches
  • Prickly Pear piece 1 – 2.1 x 3.7 inches
  • Prickly Pear piece 2 – 2.4 x 2.4 inches
  • Prickly Pear Flower – 2.4 x 2.2 inches + Center – 1 x 1 inches
Ferocactus paper craft tutorial

3D Paper Cactus Supply List

how to make cacti plants from paper.

Scroll down to view my step by step video tutorial where I will teach you how to create all three paper cactus designs!

I’d love to see how your dessert plants turned out, so be sure to join my community here and show off your talent!

If you have any questions after watching the video please leave me a comment below!

Paper Cactus Video Tutorial

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  1. These are so gorgeous! Just out of curiosity, I just purchased a Cricut Maker, which can cut felt – are these files suitable for felt, or only paper?

  2. Your paper cactus are very very nice! I don’t know it’s easy like this way that you showed. It’s capable to make. I tried to make, it’s not nice like yours but it looks cute. Thanks for detail instruction!