Oh Cactus Tree for Christmas

Category: Oly*Fun

Instead of a Christmas tree, decorate with a cactus tree!  This plush cactus is quick and easy to make, and it’s no sew!  Make everything pictured – the cactus, the lights, and the hat – with Oly-Fun fabric.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Oly-Fun™ 10 Yard Bolt Kiwi
Oly-Fun™ 10 Yard Bolt Cherry Pop
Oly-Fun craft packs in various color
Metallic Silver Oly-Fun
Supplies
Hot Glue Gun
Metallic String

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Instructions

Step One

Unroll the bolt of Kiwi Oly-Fun fabric so that it is approximately 6 feet long.
 

Step Two

Use chalk and a ruler to outline a piece in the center that is at least 12 inches wide. Use chalk to draw two “arms” for the cactus, one from each side, as pictured.

Step Three

Cut out the cactus. Use a low temp hot glue gun to seal the sides of the cactus.  Leave the base open.

Step Four

Use Poly-Fil to fill the cactus.  I found that it’s best to not overstuff it, as that makes the top a bit too heavy.  Lightly fill the “arms” and top to fill them out, then fill the body.  The base can have more fill to help stay upright.

Step Five

 Make a Santa hat for the cactus.  See the video above for that tutorial.

Step Six

 Download the free .svg cut files to make the lights to decorate the tree. (Free downloads here and here) Use a low temp hot glue gun to assemble the “lights”.
I cut the bulbs from various colors of Oly-Fun fabric, and cut the tops of the lights from silver metallic Oly-Fun fabric.
Hot glue the lights to metallic string to create a strand.  Wrap the cactus tree with the fabric light decor.