Friday, December 4, 2009

Pottery Barn Knockoff

Oh Pottery Barn, how I love thee...but dang it! Why can't you be just a wee-bit more affordable? I was browsing through the pages of the Pottery Barn catalog when I saw this wreath which was super cute!

But for some reason I just couldn't justify spending $79 on a cute wreath. I have seen other bloggers do imitations of things and I thought that I could try my hand at making this.

JoAnn's just happens to have plain wreaths on sale...I bought a 20" Canadian Pine Wreath for $1.99. Then I made a stop at WalMart to get some blue & silver ornaments for about $11, and picked up some green floral wire for $1.79. Here is what I came up with:

Not bad for less than $20 and I still have some ornaments leftover. I have to say that I am happy with the way it turned out!
Edited to add:
I think I am addicted! I made the red & silver wreath just for fun...I'm not sure where it is going to go. Then my neighbor came over the other day and said how much she liked my wreath...When I told her that I had made it she asked if I could show her how because she wants to make one for her door too! Last night she came over with her 2 daughters and we had a little arts & crafts class. I made the purple, pink and green wreath last night in class. They all walked out with their own wreaths and they all turned out great!



7 comments:

heidi said...

I love those same pages in the PB catalog! Your wreaths look great! :)

Delightful Dwelling said...

Your wreaths are gorgeous! How sweet to help your neighbor make one too. I wish PB was a bit more affordable, but I love thier catalogs for free ideas!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

how fun that you had your little class! Your wreaths look great!
gail

M.O.T.B said...

Maybe you should try selling them! They are wonderful!!!

Little Big Nest said...

FUN! I love having arts and crafts time with neighbors and friends! It makes it so much more fun to share!

design_aholic said...

I love the colors of the last one! Too pretty!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by the VintageDutchGirl blog! SO nice to meet you!

And any girl who can do knockoff Pottery Barn project is a friend of mine - nice job! You saved a ton of money and now have a cool new skill, LOVE IT!