Recently, scrolling through Pinterest has given me the itch to make some new room decor. I found two great projects that were super simple and cheap to recreate, so I recruited Kristina to help me execute them!
These potted cacti are perfect for me because I am notorious for killing plants… No matter how hard I try, they always end up dying.
Here’s what you’ll need:
All of these supplies were purchased at our local craft store!
Make sure you look up coupons, they always end up saving me!
- Terracotta pots
- Rocks (you’ll need some large enough to make into cacti, and smaller rocks to fill in the pots)
- You definitely don’t have to go out and buy rocks if you have some readily available in your backyard!
Start off by painting your rocks green. We picked up two different greens to give us some variety. Set aside and let them dry.
Once your base coat of green is dry, it’s time to paint on your designs. We used stripes, polka dots, and mini star shapes, in different greens and white, to create the “look.” We also added mini star shapes in pink to create the cactus flowers!
While your designs are drying, take this time to paint the terracotta pot, if you’d like.
Fill your pots with the mini rocks and, once your painted rocks are dry, arrange them on the top!
TahDah! You’re all finished and you have adorable, potted, unkillable cacti!
I’ve really been loving the macrame wall hangings, so I decided to create something that gave the same effect in half the time!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A wooden dowel rod
- Yarn (in the color(s) of your choice)
Cut a piece of yarn to hang your piece from and tie it onto each end of your dowel rod.
Cut your strings at whatever length you’d like them to hang, just remember that you’re going to have to fold them in half so double the length!
Don’t worry if they aren’t perfectly measured, you can trim them later!
For this step, you’ll have to fold your strings in half and lay it underneath your dowel rod– LOOP UP. Then, feed the two ends of the yarn through the loop and pull tight.
Repeat this until your design is complete.
Step 4: (optional)
- If you want a cleaner look, go ahead and trim the ends of your yarn.
- If you want a more bohemian look, leaving the ends uneven can give it more of that vibe.
Hang and enjoy!
If you decide to try out either of these DIYs, let us know! We’d love to see what you create! Tag us @cwlblog and use #cwldiy!
Also, Props to my mom for helping me create the “hanging” pic! 😂