Ornament Table Runner

ballard inspired hanging ornament table runner

Vanessa from At the Picket Fence has made the official shift from fall to Christmas in her home with this Ballard-inspired table runner. The $15 price tag is much more palatable to my wallet than Ballard’s $79 asking price, and you may be able to whittle it down even more if you’ve got some drop cloth and fabric remnants on hand.  Isn’t it cute how the ornaments appear to be hanging off the table?

ballard inspired hanging ornament table runner

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Burlap Magnet Board

burlap magnet board

Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home turned a piece of leftover sheet metal into a stylish magnet board by covering it with burlap and adding a stenciled design with permanent marker. I love the fact that this is magnetic, so you can hang photos without poking holes through them. And would you believe it only cost Amy $5 to make?!?

burlap magnet board

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Burlap Memo Board

burlap memo board

Lisa from Diary of {Wannabe} Domestic Diva found a burlap memo board from Ballard that was perfect for displaying project ideas in her new craft space. Not surprisingly, the price was the only thing that wasn’t perfect about it, but Lisa found a way to get that sought after Ballard look with items she already had. Looks just like the inspiration to me!

burlap memo board

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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.

burlap wreath

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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!

how to make a vintage market sign

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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.

rope spool table

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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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