I love shopping for home decor accents but 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 DIY knock offs of our favorite retail home decor finds.
DIY Knock Offs
Pottery Barn Birch Candles
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.
Here is my birch candle knock off.
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.
Anthropologie Jute Lantern
Anthropologie has all kinds of great home decor and I just love this chic jute lantern:
Hymns and Verses shows how easy it is to make your own jute lantern. Here is the knock off version of the lantern.
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!
Vintage Industrial Table
The original table comes from Vintage Industrial and sells for $695.
I am loving the table knock off version by The Golden Sycamore just as much! It is such a great look.
With the detailed instructions, you can make one for yourself!
Restoration Hardware Fishing Weights
Here is a fun idea that was inspired by Restoration Hardware.
These fishing weights are pretty expensive to purchase so Aimee of Twigg Studio’s created her own using various sized balls, clay and paint. She covered different sized balls with clay and then layered them with metallic paints.
Pottery Barn Desk
Are you in need of a new desk? Check out this inspiration photo from Pottery Barn.
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.
Not too shabby! And, for just a fraction of the price! This Pottery Barn inspired desk is easy to create.
Have you created your own knock off to use in home decor? What did you do?