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DIY FRINGED FELT SAGUARO ART

May 4, 2018

Happy early Cinco De Mayo!

 

 

I worked on this last-minute cactus project the other night after the little one went to bed - hence the lack of tutorial photos for this one.  But read closely below to make one of your own!

 

 

Cinco de Mayo always falls the day before my birthday! This year I requested a lovely family dinner at an authentic Mexican restaurant.  Mexican food is my favourite!

 

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

 

  • 14" x 8" piece of cardboard (to create about a 1' cactus)

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Green, pink and purple felt

  • Hot glue gun with extra glue sticks

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Free hand draw the shape of the saguaro on the cardboard.  Cut it out.

 

Cut 1 1/2" strips of green felt, and use the scissors to cut along the bottoms to create fringe. Glue them in layers on the saguaro shape, starting from the bottom and working your way up.  Once finished, turn the saguaro over and trim the excess pieces off.

 

 

Make the flowers by cutting a circle shape on the pink and purple felt, then continue cutting them into a spiral.  Take the first end and curl it around your finger.  Glue the opposite end to the bottom of the flower to hold it all in place.  Once finished, glue the flowers to the cactus in the desired locations.

 

 

Total project time: about one hour.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project, friends! Happy weekend :)

 

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