Gold Cactus Wallpaper DIY
First, you'll need a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. They produce a beautiful gold foiled finish!
Next you'll beed to make stencils of a very simple, abstract design. Don't choose any shape with any more detail than this cactus. I used craft foam and cardstock to make my stencils. I loved both, but the foam was maybe a little bit better. It's good to have a lot of extra stencils because if they get any excess paint on them they have to be set aside to dry or they can make your wall messy! I was swapping back and forth the entire time.
One of the most time consuming parts of this project was actually choosing the design for me. I spent about a week deliberating before I committed to the cactus design.
Next, start at either the bottom or the top (haha! I learned this the hard way) of the room and work your way around, fill a row spacing the design in a staggered pattern, like polka dots.
If you frequently step back to look at the design from far away you can make sure your spacing is consistent. I chose to just "eyeball" my design. It's not perfectly spaced and I honestly don't care. If you want it to be absolutely perfect I would go through each wall and mark each spot with a small piece of blue painters tape so you can have a guide. You can even measure if you want to, but I didn't do that.
You'll also want to have the best ventilation you can. If you can open a window or at least get a fan going, do it. These pens are fumey.
I'll be sharing the full, completed room tour next week! The eye mirror is from here and the giant plush cacti are a DIY that Laura made coming soon! xx- Elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.