4 ways to cacti up your christmas

:: by Lizzie


Plants have been a very big thing this year haven’t they? My flat is full of them, my pattern collection has been inspired by them, our Pinterest boards are over flowing with them and I’m pleased to say that my Christmas decoration buying and festive styling has been infiltrated by them too. Hoorah!


House plants and particularly cacti are still very much enjoying the limelight and long may it continue. My plant babies at home and at SMUG have been collected over several years – some even from our wedding in 2013 where we used cacti and succulents to dress the tables. As you know cacti are very low maintenance and even more so during the colder months. So, now we’re not even needing to tend to them with water on a weekly or fortnightly basis, maybe it’s time we switch our focus over to making our cactus friends a little more festive! Don’t you think?


This blog post is jam packed with inspiration on how to style your home this festive season with cacti, both alive and ornamental. Keep scrolling and reading for my top tips and suggestions.




D I S C O  –  Cacti respond very well to glitter and metallics! Whether you style your living cacti by hanging glittery baubles nearby, whack these glass cacti ornaments on your tree, or go for HAY’s phallic metallic ceramic Cacti Dos – go disco or go home.


Cacti Dos  |  Disco Star Bauble  |  Cacti Ornament Set  |  Disco Glitter Bauble




M O N O C H R O M E  –  Not quite game for all that glitter? Then go monochrome for a more low-key and fashion forward Cacti Christmas. If I can tempt you to throw in some gold in the form of a tasteful bottle opener, time turner or even mini tree, then all the better.


Ruby Taylor Pot  |  Bottle Openers  |  Time Turners  |  Flowerpot  |  Candle Holder  |  Glitter Trees




T R O P I C A L  –  Loving the flamingo, palm tree and toucan trends? Then who’s to say we can’t have a tropical Christmas here in old Blighty!? Cacti work so well with tropical themed items like pineapples, watermelon, florals and birds of paradise.


Cacti Dos  |  Tropical Ornament Set  |  2017 Midnight Hard Cover Planner  |  Fruit Ornament Set




C E R A M I C  –  If you really can’t muster any green-fingeredness what-so-ever, then maybe you’d be safer to go with these ceramic cacti vases which make great sculptural decorations but also double as vases. If cut flowers are more your thing, you’ll be safe with these guys.


Cactus Vases  |  Mini Glitter Tree Ornaments  |  Rose Hexagon Vase  |  Gold Splash Ornament




Tempted to get your house plants and cacti in on the Christmas decorating action? I hope this post will have helped get your festive juices flowing. I’ll certainly be cranking up the Cacti Christmas loving this week. It’s nearly December don’t you know?! Eek! If you do get cacti glittery, monochrome, golden, tropical or ceramic in your Christmas decorating then please do let me know. I’d love to see! You can tag me on insta @ifeelsmug and/or use the hashtag #cactichristmas


Mini Cacti Vases  |  Glitter Tree  |  Gold Hooks  |  Time Turner  |  Large Gold Hexagon Vase