I couldn’t think of what to do for an inexpensive but creative centerpiece for my sister-in-laws Fiesta Baby Shower. I remembered seeing these big letters at Hobby Lobby and it hit me: cactus letters! Admittedly, cacti are getting overdone and letters are way overdone but, every now and then, I like a few trends too much not to use them because they are just too cute for their own good.
It’s simple to do these and really cheap! Take any letter, or shape for that matter, from the paper craft section of the store. I’m not sure what you call this material…it’s like a thin cardboard. Help me out, people?
Paint your shape with any craft paint, cut toothpicks in half with scissors, add a dab of hot glue and place each toothpick half pointy side up in each glue dot and get er’ done! Lastly, attach any fake desert looking flower to the top of your piece like a good old real-deal cactus. It’s that simple! You’ll notice I pointed the “cactus needles” in sightly different directions for a real-life look. It looks weird for them all to be stuck straight up and down.
You can do whole words, colored toothpicks, different colored letters, ANYTHING! If you have a cactus themed room in your child’s room, you better do this right away! I know I made this but….I think it’s adorable all while being on trend and not too cute-sy. What do you think?