This cactus pin cushion tutorial will show you how to craft functional decor! This is a sponsored post.
I have always loved pin cushions that are unique and fun to look at! I like when functional items can double as decor, and that’s what a cute pin cushion can do to a work space. The new special edition fabric cutting die from Crafter’s Edge was the perfect size and shape for making a cactus pin cushion tutorial!
Supplies Used for this Cactus Pin Cushion Tutorial
- Arizona Cactus Special Edition Die by Crafter’s Edge
- Green Felt Fabric
- Tan Felt Fabric
- Needle & thread
- Thin dowel rod
- Small terra cotta pot
All of Crafter’s Edge fabric dies are designed to cut multiple layers of fabric in one cut. This is such a big timesaver!
Even as thick is felt is, I was able to cut two pieces perfectly with just one pass through my Crossover II die cutting machine.
I cut two cacti out of the dark green felt. This way I have one for each side of the pin cushion.
Pin the two pieces of die cut felt together. Use a blanket stitch to stitch the two pieces to each other. Leave an opening at the base of the cactus.
This is what it will look like when you are done.
I used the stick that came with my package of Poly-Fil to gently push small amounts of Poly-Fill into the cactus. I filled the “arms” first before filling the center. Don’t over pack the middle section, since you will need to add a dowel rod later.
Insert a dowel rod into the felt cactus. Add styrofoam or floral foam to a terracotta post. You can use hot glue if needed to hold the foam in place. Cut a circle of tan felt to cover the styrofoam with, and cut a hole in the center for the stick.
Slide the stick into the foam. You can add glue if needed, but mine is holding firmly in the foam. I embellished it with a small red flower, and then I started adding pins. It’s looking like a real cactus plant now! I just love the way this little cactus looks on my desk! Have fun crafting and creating a cute and functional cushion with this cactus pin cushion tutorial!