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How to Decorate a Cactus For Christmas

I Decorated My Cactus For Christmas, and It Turned Out SO Cute

How to Decorate a Cactus For Christmas
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To say I was in for a shock when I spent my first Christmas in a very small apartment in downtown San Francisco would be an understatement. I'm originally from New Mexico, and Christmas is a big deal in my family. There's holiday music and the smell of green chile stew on the stove, and our house turns into a Winter wonderland — complete with a massive and gorgeous Christmas tree. But when I moved to a new city and had my own (much smaller) space, I couldn't go as crazy as I'm used to. So I decided to decorate my cactus instead, and you know what? I really love it!

Because space is my biggest issue, a cactus seemed like a much more doable decoration for me. Even a smaller fake tree would require a lot of garland, lights, and ornaments, all of which I have no storage space for. One of the first things I bought for my apartment was a giant Echinopsis atacamensis cactus. It felt like a little piece of home, and I knew turning it into my own little Christmas "tree" would be perfect. Keep reading to see how I decorated it and what you can use to replicate the simple, easy, and affordable holiday decor hack!

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