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Easy DIY Cactus Classroom Theme Ideas

So much time is spent in your classroom by you and your students!  You deserve a beautiful and organized learning space that makes you and your students smile every single school day! Succulents and cactus classroom theme is so fun for any grade! This style is easy and cozy with wood and burlap rustic accents or glam it up with some glitter! You won’t believe how easy it is to create your own DIY Cactus Classroom Decor! Check out these classroom decor and organization tips below! Plus, you’ll find a sweet freebie at the end of this post!

Choosing A Color Scheme for Your Cactus Classroom

Stick with 2 or 3 main colors. Pink, orange, black and gold look great with cactus themes. Having only a few colors will really make your theme look cohesive and thought out. My district let me spray paint my file cabinets!  How cute would colorful file cabinets look in your cactus themed classroom?!? It is definitely worth checking out. If you can’t spray paint them, you can always use paper or fabric to cover the visible sides. I also spray painted all of my Sterilite plastic drawer units pink and orange to match!

Cactus Theme Classroom Props and Decor

Pick up a few sets of coordinating color tissue paper poms at the dollar store or make your own. You can use these at the ends of banners, as curtain tiebacks, on the corners of your whiteboard, as a bulletin board border, hanging from the ceiling, etc. Galvanized metal containers look amazing with a cactus classroom theme, too! Here are a few other fun things I found at the dollar store to use: pink metal buckets for organizing pencils and markers, burlap ribbon for my bulletin board borders, picture frames for my cactus posters, and tiny fake potted cacti and succulents! Your cactus classroom theme really doesn’t need too many props, but I have a few ceramic cactus figurines I don’t think I could live without!

Bulletin Board Ideas

Your cactus classroom theme will let you get creative with bulletin board backgrounds! You can use fabric like denim, burlap or a plain color that matches your theme. You can even use paper that is printed to look like shiplap or wood planks to dress them up a bit and add a farmhouse feel! (Wrapping paper is often a cheap choice and easy to work with!) From my experience, fabric doesn’t fade nearly as fast as paper. It may cost more in the beginning, but in the long run it was worth it for me. I haven’t had to change the background for 3 years! That’s a win for me!

Don’t be afraid to rock the boat with your bulletin board borders! Burlap fabric or ribbon, tissue paper bunched up to look like ruffles, or traditional borders in a matching color are all great options to frame your amazing bulletin board. On my bulletin boards, I layered pink and orange traditional borders to jazz them up a bit. I love it!


To organize your cactus classroom decor, think editable classroom printable resources like supply labels, banners, binder covers and more! These will help you incorporate your theme with things you will need and use and keep your cactus classroom functional.

I love cacti SO much I have created 2 different cactus themed classroom decor sets! I really can’t decide which one is my favorite! If you’re having trouble deciding, too, download these free classroom banners in each design, Gold Glitter Cactus or Farmhouse Cactus Classroom Theme and check them out!  I have more freebies in my Teachers Pay Teacher’s store for each set! Looking for more classroom theme ideas and inspiration? Here are 14 fresh classroom designs and 7 tips to make the most of your classroom setup.

Click here to grab these exclusive Cactus Banners for FREE! You will receive an editable Google Slides file in each style of my best selling cactus classroom theme.

Easy DIY Cactus Classroom Theme Ideas
Easy DIY Cactus Classroom Theme Ideas

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