Easy Cacti Wall Decor

Today is our third month of the ‘2015 Knock Out Knock Off challenge‘ and CB2! is the lucky inspiration store.  Each month, four other bloggers and I pick items from our selected store and try to recreate them for a lesser cost.  So far this year we’ve done Anthropologie and The Land of Nod.  If you know me at all, you know I’m a plant lover and more specifically a succulent and cacti lover!  So, today am here to share my Easy Cacti Wall Decor!

Easy Cacti Wall Decor, Delineateyourdwelling.com

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When I saw this CB2 *Cactus Coat rack, I simply fell in love.  It’s made of wire and the cacti arms are 3d so as to hold scarves, coats and hats.  However I made mine to simply replicate the overall look of CB2’s.  Also, I had to go gold instead of the metal wire look they did.

CB2 Easy Cacti Wall Decor, Delineateyourdwelling.com
I already owned all the materials needed for this project.  So, I did a little happy dance at the ZERO price tag.      However, if you were to buy these few craft items it would still cost quite a bit less than CB2’s original $80 price.


Pipe Cleaner / Small Wooden Dowels / Wooden Skewers / Glue Gun / Rust-Oleum Metallic GOLD Spray

This project is quite simple to create, it just takes a few moments of pre-thought before starting to decided upon the design layout.First, I decided upon the size (height) and laid out the wooden skewers accordingly.  At each joint, I glued with hot glue two of the smaller wooden dowels.  Once my main shape was glued together, I added a center skewer in following with the CB2 inspiration.
To replicate the curved cacti portions, I used pipe cleaners.  They were so easy to bend and shape the curves and then also to give a very strong 90 degree angle.

Once all the pieces are glued together, I used my favorite Rust-Oleum Metallic GOLD Spray to give the entire cacti a uniform color.

Easy Cacti Wall Decor steps

Here is what it looked like before the spray paint.  Once the cacti is all the same color, the different textures of the skewers and pipe cleaners seems to disappear.

And the finished look.

Cacti Wall Decor


I’ve added my Easy Cactus Wall Decor to my Guest Room + Office and I love how perfectly it fits in!

Easy Cacti Decor, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Through August, we will be showcasing an inspired project from a pre-decided home decor store.  Be sure to check out the other amazing projects and the projects from last month!

Easy Cacti Wall Decor Inspired DIYs By CB2

DIY Earbud Holder / DIY Metal Flower Wall Hanging / Kilim Inspired Painted Pillow
Mid-Century Inspired DIY Bed / Easy Cacti Wall Decor

You can see my 2015 and 2014 Knock Off Knock Out projects here!


  1. I found this while pinning. I like yours better than the original and not just because of the price tag! 6 months on and cacti are still going strong 😉 Love it.

  2. Hey there Amy, I found your post through the Tip Junkie link party!

    I LOVE the way this looks! You really knocked it outta the park.
    The addition of the pipe cleaners adds a great effect to the top!

    Candle Junkies

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Carmine! I was so happy with how it turned out.

  3. This is beyond adorable, I just love it so much! Thank you for sharing.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh, thank you so much! I really love how it turned out.

  4. So beautiful and so fun! Love the gold and the fresh modern shape. Why are cacti so cool?? I don’t know, but I love them.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      I had succulents in my wedding bouquet… 9 years ago. I’m a long time cacti lover, ha!

  5. ummm… This is AWESOME!! I’m obsessing over cacti (aren’t we all) and this seems so easy and CUTE. Thx for sharing. 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      So glad you like it! I have a serious cacti problem that’s for sure! =)

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thanks so much Ama!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thanks Amy! I had such fun making this little cacti!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks Katie! I wasn’t sure how this one would go, but I really love the end product!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks Alexis! I LOVE how it turned out… I’m leaving the desert for a few years, so now I’m clinging even more to cacti! Ha.

  6. Ahhhh, this is so awesome!!! I love how it turned out, and especially love that you went gold with it! So fantastic!

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