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DIY Paper Cactus on Wood (Easy Home Decor!)

Are you obsessed with prickly pears? This cute decoupaged paper cactus on wood will make a great addition to your decor.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, this should be relatively easy. You’ll be cutting out colorful paper shapes and Mod Podging them to wood.

DIY Paper Cactus on Wood (Easy Home Decor!)

Hello Mod Podge Rocks friends! It’s Dom from Crafted. Today I have a very simple tutorial for you.

I’m totally loving cactus motifs in artworks right now. The other thing I’m loving is raw wood. I combined those two and came up with this super simple collage art that is freakin, cute and so simple to create.

I think this cactus craft would look awesome as a set. Maybe three of them with different plants?

Paper in shades of green, brown, and pink along with a pair of scissors, Mod Podge, wood, and a paintbrush

Paper Cactus on Wood

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Sponge brush
  • Coloured paper
  • Small piece of plywood
Cutting out a cactus shape from green paper

Step One

Cut some basic “petal” like shapes from some green cardstock.

Cut out cactus paper pieces laying next to a pair of scissors

Once you have a few of these in different sizes go ahead and cut pieces for the pot, spikes and flowers.


Step Two

Place the basic plant and pot shapes where you want them on your board. Layer them so the joins are covered.


Step Three

Glue the pieces down individually. Start with the pieces that are on the back “layer”.


Step Four

Cover the entire surface of the block in Mod Podge.


Step Five

Add the spikes and the flowers while the previous coat is still wet. With a smaller sponge brush dab a generous coat of Mod Podge to the cactus shape. This will hold the spikes as well as giving your plant some extra texture.

Cute cactus craft - DIY collage art

And you’re done! Super cute right? 🙂 Where will you display your paper cactus? I’d love to hear in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other projects:

Candie Cooper

Friday 17th of October 2014

I love this! Pinned it too! Good. Stuff.


Wednesday 8th of October 2014

I LOVe how this turned out, really bright and fun!

Adriana Contreras Esquivel

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Precioso y la técnica tan sencilla.Gracias por el paso a paso