Watch us DIY Pottery Barn!

Hello and welcome to another installment of ‘That Cost How Much?!’, the show where we take things from a store that we love and recreate them for much cheaper! Today we took a trip to Pottery Barn and found some beautiful stuff that we can TOTALLY DIY.

SUCCULENT NAPKIN HOLDERS

 
TCHM2-10.jpg

Original item: $26.50

Materials:

Tools:

  • Pliers

  • Exacto knife

  • Hot glue

  • Hot glue gun

The first step is to disassemble our succulents! We needed to do this because ours came in little faux pots, but if yours is plain and simple you can skip this step!

Next, go ahead and poke a hole into each of the four washers, and attach the succulents to the rings using some wire! Next, we added some hot glue to the base to secure the succulent to the ring a bit further.

TCHM.jpg
TCHM-2.jpg
TCHM-4.jpg

We then went ahead and wrapped the ring and the base of the succulent in our raffia, using hot glue to secure it along the way.

TCHM-5.jpg

THE RESULTS

 Our DIYed version: $19.32 The original: $26.50

Our DIYed version: $19.32 The original: $26.50

 Our DIYed version: $19.32

Our DIYed version: $19.32

 

PINEAPPLE PILLOWCASE

Original item: $53.50 

TCHM2-5.jpg
TCHM2-8.jpg

Materials:

  • Plain white fabric - $8.62

  • Pillow insert - $3.83

  • White yarn - $3.14

Tools:

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine

 

The first step is to make a simple pillowcase out of some white fabric! Click here to learn how to do this. Next, time to make some tassels. Go ahead and wrap some yarn around four fingers until it reaches your desired thickness.

TCHM-9.jpg

Tie a knot at the top of the loop to secure, and then another knot a couple inches down. You can go ahead and attach the tassels to the four corners of your pillowcase using a simple stitch.

TCHM-10.jpg
TCHM-11.jpg

The next, and most difficult step, is to embroider the pineapple design onto the pillowcase. The first step is to sketch out the general shape of your pineapple. Next, use the same yarn we used for the tassels and a thick needle, and start embroidering. Trace the design using a simple stitch!

the results

 Original: $53.50

Original: $53.50

 Our DIYed version: $15.59

Our DIYed version: $15.59

lantern

Original item: $79.00

TCHM2-25.jpg

Materials:

  • Thin wood - $3.00

  • MDF - $6.00

  • Two picture frames (for glass) - $4.30

Tools:

  • Glass cutting tools

  • E6000 glue

  • Frosted spray paint

  • Clamps

  • Gold paint pen

The first step is to take our thrifted picture frames, and cut the glass to size to match the size of the PB lantern. Once the glass is cut, glue (we used E6000) the bases of the glass to a base made out of MDF and clamp to let dry.

TCHM-16.jpg

While that is drying, we went ahead and cut some thin wood to size, to line the top edge of the lantern. We went ahead and painted them gold. Make enough for the top and bottom edges of the lantern. 

Once the glass was dry, we went ahead and painted the glass with a frosted spray paint. Next, add the gold wood pieces to the top and bottom of the lantern. To replicate the gold metal handle, we used some rope that we painted gold instead. We attached this using some strong glue. Finally, to add the design to the frosted glass, we went ahead and made a template of the pattern, laid it under the frosted glass, and drew on the pattern using a gold paint pen.

TCHM2-2.jpg
TCHM2-4.jpg

the results

 The original: $79.00

The original: $79.00

 Our DIYed version: $33.14

Our DIYed version: $33.14

And that’s it! If you liked this blog post, be sure to check out the video below! If you make any of these DIYs, be sure to tag us in photos using the hashtag #SorryGirlsSquad!

recommended posts