I have a slight cactus addiction as many people do right now! Here is an adorable plush cactus pin cushion you can make in less than an hour!
Here is what you need:
Felt, or fleece
hot glue gun with a few sticks
condiment cup for the base
Feel free to use this pattern as much as you want all I ask is don't sell it directly, if you make the pin cushion to sell please give me credit for the pattern, and I would love to see your final project!
Cut 3 pieces of felt from the pattern.
Sew them together.
Flip it around, and flatted the seams, felt will hold it's place so you will not have to iron it, then sew the seems down.
You can stop there, but I like to sew the middle as well, it gives it more texture and looks cool!
Sew a straight line on the top and cut it, this will give your flowers a place to sit.
Cut a circle big enough for your base out of cardboard/chipboard.
Place the cardboard inside and press it in, then with your hot glue gun glue it down.
Cut a lot of teardrop shapes out of your felt, I used 21 teardrops.
This is the base I used for my cactus, you can find condiment cups at the dollar store and they work great, another things that would work would be small teacups, small bowl, cardboard boxes.
Add a little glue to the flower petal and pinch and hold, be very careful not to burn yourself!
Start gluing all the petals, put a layer of flat petals on the bottom, and then the pinched ones around, when you get to the middle glue about 5 of them together but not completely shut. If you want you can even glue an already made fake flower to the top! There isn't any right or wrong way to do this.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you make this product I'd love to see what you come up with!