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DIY Cactus Pumpkins using your Cricut Maker

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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.

cactus pumpkin

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.

Using my Cricut Maker has been an awesome tool for all my Halloween crafts. I especially love Malakai's Maui costume, or you can use your Cricut Explore to make these easy Hocus Pocus tombstones.

green ceramic pumpkin

Supplies for your DIY Cactus Pumpkins

cricut paper succulent

how to paint your pumpkin craft

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 did about 3-4 layers of the green paint on all the pumpkins and I also painted the stems.

cactus pumpkins

how to cut succulents with the cricut Maker

I used hot glue and glue dots to adhere the paper to 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 your stamens are rolled, you’ll fold that tab under and secure it with some glue.

white pumpkin craft

To adhere the paper flowers and cactus arms, use hot glue.

diy cactus pumpkin
cricut holographic vinyl

how to create your vinyl cactus spikes

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.

cricut halloween craft

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.

cricut pumpkin craft

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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  1. mary says

    These are the prettiest pumpkins I have seen this year! And I am obsessed with the holographic vinyl! I am definitely pinning these for later!

  2. Judi Johnson says

    I tried to get the cut files and Design Space said they are saved as Private Files. How can I get the svg’s to make these pumpkins

    • Lindsay says

      Cricut changed up their system. Let me see if I can find a work-a-round.

      I was able to save it so everyone can see this file. They changed it when they went offline so I have loads of files to change. Thanks for your patience.

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