Upgrade Your Couch With This Hip Cactus Pillow DIY (Free Template Included!) 
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Upgrade Your Couch With This Hip Cactus Pillow DIY (Free Template Included!) 

Everyone loves succulents and cacti. They’re tiny, they’re colorful and they come in a whole bunch of fun shapes. However, despite their reputation as being impossible to kill, apparently they’re actually quite delicate and require care and attention (and yes, we’re speaking from experience). If you want a little green that lasts forever and never needs to be watered, this tutorial is for you. Today we are creating succulent-inspired pillows two ways — both for those of you who know how to rock a sewing machine and those of you who don’t. No matter which version you go with, the end result is cute and made to hug.

No sew cactus pillow

Materials:

— green fabric

— stuffing

— succulents template

Tools:

— fabric glue

— fabric scissors

— tailor’s chalk

— pins

— tape

Instructions:

1. Print your template. The template will print out onto two pieces of paper. Tape them together and cut your cactus pattern.

2. Fold your fabric in half and trace the cactus outline with your tailor’s chalk.

3. Pin the fabric and cut your shape.

4. Glue the two faces together, but be sure to leave the bottom part open.

5. Turn it right side out and start stuffing your pillow.

6. Finally, use the fabric glue to close your pillow.

Sewn succulent pillow

Materials:

— green fabric

— pink fabric

— matching threads

— stuffing

— succulents template

Tools:

— fabric scissors

— tailor’s chalk

— pins

— tape

Instructions:

1. Like you did with the first pillow, print your template. The template will print out onto two pieces of paper. Tape them together and cut your cactus pattern.

2. Cut the succulent shape and the flower shape out separately.

3. Fold your pink fabric in half and trace the pattern onto it.

4. Secure your pins then cut the shape.

5. Sew around the entire perimeter of the flower, leaving a small opening at the bottom where you will insert your stuffing.

6. Trim any threads and turn your flower inside out so the seams are hidden.

7. Insert your stuffing and sew the closing.

8. Now take the green fabric, fold it in half and cut the succulent shape, exactly as we did before.

9. Place your flower between the upper part of the succulent and the bottom one as shown in the picture below.

10. Sew around the succulent perimeter, leaving the “stem” open, and turn it right side out.

11. Finally, stuff your pillow and sew the opening.

This succulent is a little trickier than the first one, but if you have your basic sewing skills down pat, it’s nothing you can’t handle.

No matter if you have good sewing skills or a bad relationship with the sewing machine, you now have some little succulents that will last forever, and the best place to show them off is front and center on your living room couch.

 What do you think? Are you as crazy for cacti as we are?