Cacti-ify All the Things


You guys. It’s August. AUGUST. I saw a tree with yellowing leaves yesterday.

Where has this summer gone??? Oh, right, I spent the whole time painting.

Fall is my favorite, but I’m not ready yet. Instead I’m distracting myself from the impending season change with the most summery thing I can think of: DIY cactus projects.

Cacti to DIY || via Jade and Fern

My last piñata encounter ended with my friend Sarah and me knocking it off the string and beating the thing to death on the ground with broom handles. Time for a redo! Mini cactus piñatas it is. By Oh Happy Day.

How cute is this cactus pillow by Everything Emily?? I want to cover our couch with them.

Another pillow—is my subconscious telling me to go back to bed? (Yes.) Loving the simple graphic pattern of this easy stamped cactus pillow by—appropriately—Patchwork Cactus.

Lucy of Craftberry Bush calls her painted rock cacti garden a “children’s craft,” but I am not even remotely embarrassed to admit that I LOVE cutesy kids’ decor. And anyways it looks totally sophisticated, don’t you think?

And for those of you who have a green thumb, a real live cactus garden by the always delightful A Beautiful Mess.

What’s been inspiring you this week?

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

14 comments on “Cacti-ify All the Things”

  1. Love them all! I would have to say Cactus are my new favorite accent for the home too. My Oma has always had a house full of them and I thought they were so ugly when I was young. But now I can see why she loves them so much! Thanks for sharing!


    1. I’m so glad you like it! I could definitely fill my house with all the cacti, real or made. I just saw MY German Oma’s cacti in April, they are flourishing! (Too bad I didn’t inherit her green thumb, mine is more brown…) Xoxo

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