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Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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Handamde Holidays: Plush Cactus from Recycled Felt

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Got someone on your list who has sort of a black thumb? Gift them with a plush cactus that is impossible to kill!

I love a good home decor gift! This plush cactus would look so sweet on a coffee table or mantle, and the best part is that unlike a real plant, you’re not gifting the burden of remembering to water it.

Most of the plush plants I’ve seen have been knit or crochet, and for those of us that don’t have any yarn skills, that basically means they’re off the table. After a little bit of experimenting, I figured out how to make my own plush plants using my sewing machine and recycled felt! Yay!

Ready to make a plush cactus for that special someone on your gift list? Click here for the tutorial!


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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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