Who’s ready for a fiesta?! I honestly can’t believe we’re already into the month of May. I’m a little late for Cinco De Mayo but there are still 34 Taco Tuesday’s left in the year! I think that’s reason enough to celebrate with a little cactus DIY.

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Materials Needed:


  1. Cut cardboard in half (can fit 2 cactus per sheet)
  2. Tape cardboard, ridges down, onto the cactus die (I just like to make sure it stays in place). You can see how I taped it diagonally so the ridges would be straight once the cactus was standing up
  3. Run the die through the machine
  4. Paint cactus and wood circles green – the cardboard will get a little soft with the wet paint but stiffens back up as it dries
  5. Glue cactus to wood circle
  6. Glue on mustache, sombrero and tag!

So easy, but so festive! I love using the cardboard for material because it looks like a real cactus with the ridges! I have them shown as food labels but next fiesta I throw, I’m definitely putting these little guys on the kids table as place settings.

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