Burlap Wreath

burlap wreath

I love wreaths that deviate a bit from the traditional, so it’s no wonder this burlap wreath from Jackie at Pleasure in Simple Things caught my eye. It offers tons of texture and a lovely natural elegance. You could add interest and tie the wreath into your holiday color scheme with decorative accents like Jackie’s pretty white berries.

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Burlap Window Panels

diy burlap curtains

I know I am not alone in saying that I love burlap and it’s price. The fact that I can get it for a couple of dollars a yard with a coupon makes me wonder why stores like Ballard are charging around $200 for one burlap panel. Sheesh! Alicia from Thrifty and Chic shows that you don’t have to pay those outrageous prices, not when you can make your own burlap curtains for $12, and that’s for two panels!

diy burlap curtains

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Wood Market Sign

how to make a vintage market sign

It’s no secret that wall décor can get expensive, especially for larger pieces. Luckily, armed with wood, paint, and a bit of creativity, you can fill those walls without breaking the bank! Just check out this weathered wood plaque that Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin created with plywood and a jigsaw. The gorgeous shape and custom wording make for a truly unique piece of wall décor!

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Rope Spool Table

rope spool table

Jennifer from Contemporary Harbor was inspired to turn an industrial spool found by a dumpster into an accent table similar to one she’s been pining over from Ballard for awhile. It only took her some stain and rope to create this awesome knock-off for a small fraction of the price.

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Painted Garden Stool

ballard knock off garden stool

If  you ever shop at Ballard you have undoubtedly seen their ceramic garden stools that make lovely little side tables. On a thrifting expedition with the girls, Myra from My Blessed Life scored a pair of oriental garden seats for only $14 – for the pair! She gave them a sleek, crisp look with some white spray paint and had herself the spitting image of Ballard’s garden seat. Seriously, can you get over the fact that they have EXACTLY the same pierced detail? Craaazy!

ballard knock off garden stool

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Seagrass Lampshade

diy seagrass shade

What do you get when you combine a Wal-mart lampshade with a woven placemat? A Ballard look-a-like seagrass shade a la Tammy from A Walk in the Countryside! Tammy pulled off the transformation by first unraveling the placemat and then hot gluing it around the shade for some instant beautification and texture. I love this simple update for an old or plain lampshade!

diy seagrass shade

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Décor

wooden wall art from embroidery hoops

We all know the excitement of seeing something we like in a catalog and realizing “Hey! I can totally make that!” Gail from Purple Hues and Me was right on when she thought she could replicate a wooden wall plaque from Ballard. She gathered some large embroidery hoops and used glue to easily recreate the design.

wooden wall art from embroidery hoops

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Burlap Message Board

burlap message board with nailhead trim

If you have kids in school, you know the overwhelming amount of paper that makes its way home. Crafty Sisters Candace and Nicole created a really awesome burlap message board to combat the paper clutter. The crisp burlap, perfect corners, and straight nailhead trim make the message board look like it came straight from Ballard’s catalog! The sisters’ board is even better though because it’s customized to fit the space and has an open frame in the back that allows for plug access.

burlap message board with nailhead trim

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