DIY PAPER CACTUS EARRINGS (WITH FREE CUT FILE)

July 20, 2019

Could a cactus project get any cuter than these DIY paper earrings?!

 

 

I just adore these prickly plants, even though these particular saguaros couldn't get any smoother to the touch.  Overall they measure just over 1 1/2", but you can adjust the size to meet your needs in your Silhouette software (if you don't have one, don't miss out! The Silhouette CAMEO 3 4T wireless starter bundle, including the cutting mat, is still under $200 on Amazon.com!) Since I did most of the work for you, all you have to do is click and download.  Then, assemble the earrings with few other tools.

 

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

 

1.  Download this free SVG file and cut the cactus shapes on green paper.  Although I used a heavy card stock, to ensure the earrings don't become too flimsy as they are thin and small, I used the crafter's tape to attach one on top of the other.  Do this for all of them.

2.  Punch a small hole at the top of each cactus.

 

 

3.  Use the pliers to open the fish hook ear wires.

4.  Then insert a cactus into each one, and close them up to complete the set.

 

 

Instant cuteness for your summer wardrobe!

 

 

  

Total project time: about 15 minutes for two pairs of cactus earrings.