Last year was the year of the succulent, but this year it’s their desert friends, the cacti! We see them on everything from fabric, to kitchen ware, to t-shirts. If there is a cactus lover in your life, make them a sweet little cactus gift.

Gifts for Cactus Lovers

Felt Cactus DIY

We like the variety of colors Benzie used in this felt cactus collection. The “needles” on the cacti are just little dots of puff paint. This would be a great project to do with a child. Check out this tutorial and get lots of wool felt, wool pom poms, and wool roving on Wool Felt by Benzie.

Prickly Pear Crocheted Cactus
Zoe designs adorable amigurumi, as well as beautiful crocheted scarves, hats and blankets. The crochet Prickley Pear Cactus is one in a series that aslo includes a Dessert Cactus, a Tall Cactus, and a Round Barrel Cactus. Make them all! Check out all the amazing crochet patterns and projects on ZoeCreates.

Giant Plush Cactus
This Giant Plush Cactus looks amazing in a nursery, but would be a fun room accent just about anywhere. It’s made with 4 yards of felt, a long dowel, and lots of stuffing. Studio DIY has tons of great tutorials, gorgeous photos, and helpful videos for all your DIY needs! Check it out.

Tiny Cactus Plush Pattern
If you aren’t up for making a GIANT cactus, how about one if these cute Tiny Plush Cacti? The embroidery stitches and little eyes are a nice touch. Fill one with emery and one with stuffing, and you could have an adorable pincushion/pin sharpener duo! Get this and tons of other felt patterns and supplies at DelilahIris.

Cactus in Bloom Embroidery Pattern
If you have a friend who might like something a little less cute and a little more pretty, we love this free Cactus in Bloom embroidery pattern from DMC. Browse the dozens of free embroidery patterns on the DMC site.

Can’t Touch This Cactus Embroidery 

This funny little Can’t Touch This Cactus embroidery pattern would be super cute stitched on a t-shirt or sewn on a bag. The stitches are really simple, so it would be a great project for a child. Beverly at Flamingo Toes has tons of amazing patterns, tutorials, and inspiration–everything from jewelry ideas, sewing project, crochet tips, and home inspiration.