DIY Cacti Wall + Failure

So we had this brilliant plan ...  that's how every good story starts. Right? We were going to cut out foam to make stamps. Then we were going to stamp our back wall in our craft closet. 

DIY Cacti Wall. (click through for details)

We think where we went wrong was the size that we wanted our stamps to be. We had decided that we wanted cacti ... Don't ask, we just like them. :) And we wanted them to be large.

So we free handed them on the foam and cut all of our pieces out. We had three cacti, one pot, and two flowers. We decided to start by stamping the post in random places then we would come in later with the cacti and then even later with the flowers. 

Let's just say We made a huge mess. The paint didn't go on the wal evenly. When we tried to pull the stamp off the wall our backing peeled right off the foam and left the foam piece still stuck in the paint. It was a disaster. 

DIY Cacti Wall. (click through for details)
DIY Cacti Wall. (click through for details)
image.jpgDIY Cacti Wall. (click through for details)
DIY Cacti Wall. (click through for details)

What we decided to do instead was freehand the pots. We liked the idea of them being hand done and that they would all be slightly different. Then using our already cut out cacti we traced them above the pots. Lastly we came in and free handed little flowers on the tops. 

DIY Cacti Wall. (click through for details)

We love how it turned out. It took a little longer than it would have but we had fun in the process. It just goes to show that most of the time, things don't work as planned. But that's ok. xoxo, Britt + Sky

ps: don't mind our mess you can see in the craft closet. you will get a tour later this week!! :)