I just love all things Cactus right now so of course I wanted to incorporate it into the holidays – hence the idea for a Christmas Cactus Coloring Pillow. You can never have enough pillows, and I love to switch out my regular pillows for holiday ones to help add a little more festive decor around the house. This is a project that you and your kiddo can tackle together! This post is in collaboration with Tulip Fabric Markers and I Love to Create, all opinions and project idea are my own.
And yes, I have the FREE Cut file for the project for you, wahoo!! Be sure to pin this page so you can get quick access to it when you’re ready to dive into your project:
Christmas Cactus Coloring Pillow
—Tulip Fabric Markers in assorted colors
–2 squares of fabric cut to desired size of pillow
–optional: pom pom trim
–optional: heat transfer vinyl and Cactus outline cut file
Christmas Cactus Coloring Pillow VIDEO TUTORIAL
I have a video to walk you through the project, and then I have the step-by-steps and Free Cut file down below.
Christmas Cactus Coloring Pillow Project
To start the project, I had my kiddos color the design BEFORE we made it into a pillow – it’s easier to work on the project when it’s flat and not stuffed.
There are a couple of options with the design:
–either use a black fabric marker and either draw or trace your Christmas Cactus design
–or you can use heat transfer vinyl and the FREE cut file to apply your outline to your project – I’m not great at drawing so I used this option (Trevor actually hand-drew the design for me and I used that as the cut file).
FREE Christmas Cactus SVG Cut File
Coloring with Fabric Markers
This is a fun project because your kiddos can be involved. Once you have the outline attached/drawn, you can turn the project over to your kids and have them use Tulip Fabric Markers to color in the pillow.
It’s fun to see their creativity come out!
Pom Pom Pillow Instructions
Now it’s back to you to finish up the pillow. If using Pom Pom trim, lay it along all the edges of your fabric on the right side with pom poms facing in as shown. I used 2 layers of pom poms. Place the 2nd piece of fabric on top of this to make a sandwich. Sew all along the edge, catching the pom pom trim in the seam. Leave an opening to turn. Turn right-side out through the opening and then stuff.
Sew opening closed. Voila! I love that with this Christmas Cactus Coloring Pillow, kids can contribute to our holiday decor!
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