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One of our favorite DIY projects ever was this giant cactus body pillow Sheca made for Leah some years back (we eventually sold it and now she's wishing we hadn't) -- I think I'll make another one soon.

Here's a list of materials used:

Green velvet fabric (I used 2 1/2 yds)

Green yarn (I used a wool blend)

Body Pillow

Standard Pillow

Quick tips

I cut the body and standard pillows opened to use the stuffing from them when making the cactus.

Draw a pattern using scrap fabric ior paper before you trace onto your actual velvet.

You could sew this by hand but I used a machine to make the pillow.

A good tutorial on making a cactus pillow can be found here.

We're obsessed with the results!

More gift wrapping fun, but this time the littles get involved 📦 🖍️ ⛄️ 👧🏾 🎁

Roll out some Kraft paper and let the kids go to work with their crayons and color pencils. Then ✂️ and wrap, we used metallic toned fabric scraps for our bows.

We love a good diy, and once we found this one we couldn't stop making these things!

These make great gifts and one ball of chunky yarn will go a long way. We'd make plant hangers and use glass jar, coffee cans and clay pots as the vessel. For some extra flair, you can also grab a tree branch, add some c-hooks, and make a cute hanging garden.

Our favorite tutorial on this process can be found here.

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