Round up of cactus tutorials | How About Orange

July 15, 2010

Round up of cactus tutorials

I think cacti are funny. Especially fake ones. If you'd like to knit, fold, glue, sew, or bake yourself a cactus, see these tutorials:
Nadia's crocheted cactus with photo instructions
Yasmin's cactus cupcakes decorated with fondant
Papercraft cactus models from Epson (instructions are in Chinese, but the photos and diagrams should get you through)
Ana Paula's amigurumi cactus pattern
DIY fabric cactus at the Fossil blog

21 comments:

Grandma G said...

Those fondant ones look pretty real!

Ari said...

Awesome post! I have a thing for cacti . . .

Tegan and Tage said...

I've got to think that you've probably exhausted your knitting prowess if you've turned to knitting cacti.

Just sayin'.

SB said...

Love it!

Shauna said...

yay! those are so cute! and if you're not into crafts or are too busy, there's this amazing shop on Etsy that does crocheted cacti!

http://acrudele.etsy.com

cluttershop said...

I found an interesting little pin cushion cactus from an old Needlecraft mag - it would be right at home with this crowd of cacti. Unfortunately, there isn't much by way of instruction. Still, might be easy to figure out with some stuffing and felt on hand. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cluttershop/2538001001/

Mollie. said...

Thank you! My brother has long wanted me to make him a cactus, and I've been holding off, waiting to find a pattern. You've supplied that! (Also, I'm so happy to have found the Fossil blog...so very cool!)

raquel said...

love

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Kim said...

THAT'S a cupcake?? Amazing! The others are cute, as well.

Christina said...

I cannot believe that cactus is fondant!! It looks so real!

pale bluebird

JvO said...

Jessica - I just saw some of the material from your Amusement Park collection in curtains on a Tetly Infusions commercial on CBC tv in Ontario!

Jess said...

One other person emailed me from somewhere in Canada a couple weeks ago, and I was delighted! But I'm so sad I have no way to see it!

cake and cider said...

I still have a cactus (spike) that i had on my dresser when i was 4-years-old. It's about 3.5' tall now.

...I love that little knitted guy on the right there, though.

Christy said...

Very adorable tutorials!

lucy said...

Yay! Those are so cute. And I must say that you really give me another pattern idea for my hair accessories' crafts. Thanks! :0)

Meaghan said...

Yeah these fake cacti are probably my best bet. I have a history of killing air plants. Argh.

Marla said...

Haha! Adorable! Thank you for the links to those neat tutorials!

Beth said...

These are so adorable!

jenn said...

awesome! And these won't leave those crazy little pricklies that you can't pull out!

stephanie said...

i think i need a knit cactus. since my black thumb just killed another plant.

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