Have you ever wanted to create your own Cactus Pumpkins? In this post I will show you how easy it is with just a few supplies. Be sure to read until the end to find out how to enter to win your own Cricut Maker and a $75 gift card from Oriental Trading. (Giveaway has ended)This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you to Cricut and Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.
I get to give away two Cricut Maker’s this week! To check out the first post, go here and for the second opportunity, don’t go away! This post is all about making homemade Halloween decor with your Cricut Maker and using pumpkins I got from Oriental Trading. These are super simple and can be customized to any colors of your choice.
- Cricut Maker
- Ceramic Pumpkins
- Three shades of green paint
- Three shades of matching green cardstock
- Two shades of pink cardstock
- Holographic Vinyl
- Spike Cricut File
- Cactus Arms File
- Green Cactus Flower File
- Pink Cactus Flower File
Begin by painting your pumpkins. I just did random colors on random sizes with foam brushes.While they are drying, create your flowers and spikes in the Cricut Design Space files I linked to above. I used hot glue and glue dots to adhere to them each other. When cutting, use the intricate cut cardstock setting. This will double-cut the paper and give you a good crisp cut. Sometimes I did have it cut two times but this is when my mat was starting to lose its stick.When creating the stamens, you’ll begin by rolling the edge that doesn’t have the tab. Once you’re stamens are rolled, you’ll fold that tab under and secure it with some glue.I did about 3-4 layers of the green paint on all the pumpkins and I also painted the stems. Adhere the flowers and cactus arms with hot glue.For the spikes, cut your file on the holographic vinyl setting and just apply them randomly with your hands. No special tools needed for this easy pumpkin.These cactus pumpkins are perfect for Halloween and I love how colorful they are. Sometimes Halloween is too black and white so it’s nice to have a different color thrown into the mix.I’ve also teamed up with other bloggers to show what else you can make with your Cricut Maker and items from Oriental Trading. These two companies are a match made in heaven and the possibilities are endless.
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