The Best DIY Knock Offs In Home Decor

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I love shopping for home decor accents.  I hate most of the price tags!  Did you ever notice though that some of the coolest items have the simplest designs?  So many times I find myself thinking “I could make that!”

Well that is exactly what I and  many of you have done!  We have created knock offs of our favorite retail home decor finds.

I especially like the clean rustic look of white birch bark.  The simple tea light candle holders that you often see in stores, like this one from Pottery Barn, are easy enough to make.

Pottery Barn birch bark candle holder
Birch bark candle holder by Pottery Barn

Here is my version:

diy birch bark candle holder

This knock off was easy to make and to get the glitter affect I just apply shimmering glamour dust to the varnish before it is dry.

Here are some more great knock off projects that I found:

Anthropologie has all kinds of great home decor and I just love this chic jute lantern:

Anthropologie jute lantern
Jute lantern by Anthropologie

Hymns and Verses shows how easy it is to make your own lantern.  Here is the knock off version:

Anthropologie inspired jute lantern
Anthropologie inspired jute lantern by Hymns and Verses

Check out the link for this tutorial with a surprising supply that you can get right out of the recycle bin!

This next one may be my favorite!

The original table comes from Vintage Industrial and sells for $695:

side table by Vintage Industrial
Industrial side table by Vintage Industrial

I am loving the knock off version by The Golden Sycamore just as much!  It is such a great look.

knock offs
Industrial end table by The Golden Sycamore

With the detailed instructions, you can make one for yourself!

Here is a fun idea that was inspired by Restoration Hardware:

fishing weights by Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware fishing weights

These fishing weights are pretty expensive to purchase so Aimee of Twigg Studio’s created her own using various sized balls, clay and paint.

knock off fishing weights
Knock off fishing weights by Twigg Studio's

Are you in need of a new desk?  Check out this inspiration photo from Pottery Barn:

Pottery Barn inspiration desk

Very nice, stylish and functional.  Now look what you can do with a couple of Goodwill file cabinets, a wood panel desktop and a nice coat of chalk paint:

knock off pottery barn desk
Knock off Pottery Barn desk by My Passion For Decor

Not too shabby!  And, for just a fraction of the price!  Check out the easy tutorial by My Passion For Decor.

Have you created your own knock off to use in home decor?  What did you do?

Happy Decorating!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown city loft and up north rustic cabin.

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