Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor for Crafts Unleashed loves decorating for Halloween. A bat chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids fit right into her “spooky but not scary” style and she was able to create her own using metal wreath forms, tulle, and felt. By using felt instead of paper like her inspiration, Morena’s chandelier [...Read More]
Debi from Cameo Cottage Designs loves to save money and says “…when I find something in the high end stores and think I can make it, I try!” She was shopping online at Pottery Barn when she saw a cute mummy pillow. Her youngest grandson also saw the pillow, and when he asked Debi if [...Read More]
Like Jami from An Oregon Cottage, you may find yourself repeatedly inspired by Pottery Barn’s catalog, especially when it comes to holiday and seasonal décor. A couple years ago Jami was inspired to recreate several items from their fall line, including some distress white ceramic turkeys and these lovely book page pumpkins. For this project, [...Read More]
I know I am not alone when I say I love the dollar store. There are all sorts of hidden treasures in there. Sharon from The Blue Willow House found one of those treasures when she stumbled upon a plastic moveable skeleton that reminded her of a cute garland she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn Kids. Sharon scooped up five packages and strung the dancing skeletons together in front of her fireplace. They look mighty happy about Sharon’s savings!
There are knock off projects that save you a bundle but take hours to complete. Then there are those that save you a bundle but take only 15 minutes or less to complete. This Halloween project from Angie of The Country Chic Cottage is the latter. Woohoo! Angie simply painted a thrifted vase white and then glued on a white foam bone hand from the dollar store. Already have a white vase? Then you are looking at a minute or two for a pretty convincing Pottery Barn knock off!
While recently perusing Pottery Barn, I came across a Boo Lumbar Pillow that I knew was just begging for a knock off. Jeanie from Create & Babble was the first to confirm my suspicions with a DIY version that she created for free using supplies she had on hand. Jeanie made her pillow with leftover fabric and heat transfer vinyl, adding bias tape around the edges for a finished look. As Jeanie suggests, this pillow would also look great made from burlap with stenciled letters.
Michelle from Chalkboard Blue was inspired to put a Halloween spin on vintage typewriter keys art and create her own “spooky” hand painted sign. In my opinion, the classic black and white, simple design, and vintage typewriter key letters all create a more sophisticated look, which is a rare find when it comes to Halloween décor. Michelle says that her new Halloween sign is one of her faves!
While “window shopping” for fall and Halloween decorating inspiration, Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home found some pretty mercury glass pumpkins on Pottery Barn’s website. This thrifty gal couldn’t justify spending $30 on just one pumpkin, especially when she could make two for about $20. All it took was some Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and a mixture of vinegar and water for Amy to transform the glass Wal-mart pumpkins. Best of all, Amy likes her even better since they double as décor and storage jars.