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Cactus Pillow With Free Template

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Today I have a cactus pillow for you, an easy to make trendy pillow that will add color to your room. 

A new pillow is a wonderful way to freshen your decor.  Even better than buying new pillows, is using an inexpensive or DIY pillow cover to put over your existing throw pillows.  You can update a room in no time, without a lot of money or commitment, using a pillow cover. 

If you’ve been following along on Instagram you’ve seen my cactus obsession lately, they are seriously so cute!  Take a look at how easy this cactus pillow is to make, especially when I give you the free template and a full tutorial. 

How to make a cactus pillow with free cactus template

Yesterday I shared a paper cactus pallet that brings color and fun into my living space. 

Cactus Pillow Template and Tutorial

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cactus pillow supplies

Start by downloading the cactus pillow template, there are 3 pages total, and cut out the shapes.  

Next, lay out your printed fabric.  I chose a dark shade of green for the larger cacti and a light print for the one in the foreground.  I also used a coral print for the flowers.  Adhere the Heat n Bond to the back side of the printed fabric.  Lay the Heat n Bond so the shiny side is touching the backside of the fabric.  Iron lightly so the 2 material stick together.  You should be left with a paper backing.  

Cactus pillow using cactus template

From here, trace your templates onto the paper backing and cut them out.  I like to conserve my Heat n Bond.  For this cactus I used leftover pieces and fit them together.  The hold is just as strong.  

Carefully remove the paper backing from your shapes and arrange them on your pillow cover.  There are so many options here, just play around with them until you are happy with the result.  Once you are satisfied with the placement, iron the cacti to adhere the fabric to the pillow cover. Follow the instructions on your package of Heat n Bond for specific ironing instructions. 

assemble a cactus pillow
cactus pillow with fabric applique

To finish this pillow you could top stitch around the cacti, but you do not have to.  Heat n Bond holds up well for me and the pillows in our home get a lot of use. 

Cactus Pillow

This cactus pillow is on trend right now and a fun way to add some color and style to your home.

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Create this paper cactus pallet art with a free template

Paper Cactus Pallet Art

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Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Where is the cactus template for the cactus pillow? I want to make for granddaughter for birthday on June 3


Thursday 21st of May 2020

Hi Nancy You can sign up here for access to this template and many more. Thanks for visiting.

Bonnie Stalker

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

I have signed up four times and I do not get an email with links to templates.


Wednesday 26th of June 2019

I'm sorry to hear that Bonnie, I am sending you an email personally right now with the link and password. Thanks for reaching out.

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