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Christmas Cactus


Christmas Cactus with LightsSometimes it’s nice to let go of the big picture and focus on the little one.  

Like a tiny plant.

Decorated in mini Christmas lights.

Planted in a little thrifted creamer.


You get the idea?

Decorated Christmas CactusI picked this little guy up while shopping for boxwood the other day.  I couldn’t leave him.  He was just SO cute!

So I made instant plans to plant another tiny plant for Christmas like I did last year with the succulent in a mug

And then….. and then I saw the mini lights.  They were on sale for $1.62.  Mine!


Christmas CactusSo I got home and considered reusing last year’s mug… but the mug was too big for this little tiny plant.  So, I brought out this too-small creamer which I rarely even use because of its size.  Perfect.

It’s a zebra cactus, by the way.  It’s a succulent which is slow-growing and often thought to be a type of aloe.  It’s officially a Christmas cactus now.  At least in my house!

It’s now sitting by the recliner with some old books and a snow globe.  Looking quite festive!

Christmas Cactus VignetteDon’t you think?

I just can’t get enough of it!  For just about $6 (if you count the cost of the thrifted creamer), this would make a sweet gift for a teacher, co-worker, hostess, or anyone who happens to love tiny plants!

Christmas Cactus with mini lights

 Now please cross your fingers that I don’t kill this one too!

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  • Reply Amy W

    Ha, I really love this sweet little christmas cactus with the lights! So so adorable. Love for you to stop by our Link it or Lump it party and share with everyone!

    December 18, 2013 at 10:41 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much, Amy! I definitely linked up! I’ll have to add you to my Link Party page!

      December 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Aw, this lil guy is so adorable! And you’ve dressed him up so nicely, I’m starting to wonder if the evergreen tree is on the outs and the zebra-slash-Christmas-cactus is the new hot plant item!

    December 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      HAHAHAHAHA That would be interesting… especially since these are SUPER slow-growing! But seriously, if that creamer was paint-dipped and I put some some pebbles on top to hide the dirt, this has serious gifting potential!!! Hmmmm… the wheels are turning…

      December 19, 2013 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Raven Corwin, aka Meggie

    They’re addicting, aren’t they?! Cute, Thalita. I love “little touches” like this. It brings everything together.

    December 19, 2013 at 12:34 am
    • Reply Thalita

      I had an inkling you might like this ;)

      December 19, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • Reply the cape on the corner

    totally thought it was an aloe. super cute with the lights, he’s so festive. he’s a he, right? totally looks like one.

    December 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      I thought it was aloe too!!! And it’s definitely a “he”… Not sure why, but it works!! :)

      December 20, 2013 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Emily @ Two Purple Couches

    Awww :) He looks so cute next to the owl snowglobe!

    December 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Not gonna lie, I do love those two together. :)

      December 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

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