Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pottery Barn Poinsettia Pillow Knock Off

I love this pillow.....don't you? certainly isn't Sweetwater Style to pay $30 for ONE pillow...
Especially when I have all the ingredients in my "stash" to make one for almost FREE!

The Knock off version has been on my Pinterest "Blog Party Ideas" board for a year!
Time to get busy....

This great tutorial provided by Steph over at Crafting in the Rain
was simple to follow!

I had some white felt.....and I cut the pattern pieces far so good...but it just didn't seem substantial enough!

Then, I remembered that I had a Geiger boiled wool jacket that I picked up from GW for $5...

It was worn and shabby....I bought it for the fabric....

Thought I would use it for mittens or something...

The white boiled/felted wool was PERFECT for this project!

The Pottery Barn version is linen.....and I didn't have any linen.....but I do have a lot of burlap!

Since no one is going to actually USE the pillow......the rough texture of the burlap isn't a problem.

The jacket even had these little gold buttons that were perfect for the center....

Not too shabby....
Actually it is "Shabby Chic" don't ya think?

I have a trip planned to GW later today...I need to keep an eye out for some other fabrics that would work to make a couple of these for gifts.....or maybe a GiveAway!

I will keep you posted!

Have a Great Day!


  1. Great Job Mary...Looks Awesome. It is perfect!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I love the burlap with the white flower - really pretty :-)

  3. Oh yay, I'm glad you made one! It looks great, and great idea to use the sweater!!

  4. Beautiful. If only I knew how to sew!

    Christy, Creating a Beautiful Life

  5. Mary- I love it- It is as good as, if not better than, the original. Great job- xo Diana

  6. This is beautiful Mary! I like yours with the gold buttons in the center better :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  7. Love, love your pillow. I have a burlap pillow, and wanted to do something to it for christmas. This is a great idea. We are going to be following you, and appreciate you checking us out. Thank you, Great Job! Jeannie

  8. Very pretty! I love that you upcycled. I need to make one of those! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Oh la la! This is really pretty. Pinning it up for my room! :)


  10. You did an amazing job. It look even better then the Pottery Barn one. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. Have a great week.

  11. Just lovely! I made one of those last year, too. I used drop cloth and white felt, though. Love the idea to use burlap!

  12. Honestly... I LOVE YOUR VERSION!!!! Amazing!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

  13. I love your pillow, it's beautiful! I'm a GW bargain hunter too, don't you just love all the great bargains you can find there! I'm a new follower and enjoyed your blog.

    I currently have a blog party posted and would love for you to post this! :)


  14. I think it's great! I love shopping at Goodwill, I find so many cool things there. Repurposing is my absolute favorite!

  15. I'm loving the knock-off pillow. I'm loving your's great to meet others who'd rather make it than buy it. I found you through the Wicked Wednesday Blog Hop.

  16. This is such a gorgeous idea!!

    I found you through a blog hop, glad I did! I look forward to reading your posts and am now following you! Come on by the Aloha Friday Blog hop and link up with us too!! It's easy and you could end up being next week's featured blogger!! Come on by and link up if you please!! It's a great way to get more followers and we'd love to have you at the Aloha Friday Blog Hop

  17. Love it! I actually like yours better than PB because it is so lovely with that burlap. I'm using burlap in one of my Christmas tablescapes this year - so nice for this season. Thank you for the suggestion of scouring GW for clothes that I may not wear but I could scrap; never thought of that!
    --Jessica @ A Humble Creation

  18. Love it! The perfect purpose for that jacket! The buttons add the perfect holiday touch :)

  19. Beautiful! Perfect use for the jacket and genius to combine it with burlap! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  20. Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party #12

    Brilliant! I've got a bunch of [old] clothes that I plan to recycle and use for something else...fabric is so expensive!

    Have a great week!
    Michelle xx

  21. This pillow is lovely! I really have to teach myself to do stuff like this. BTW - I'm following you from ToughCookieMommy's Monday Mingle. I really love your frugal reuse ideas! BTW - I found you through Tough Cookie Mommy's Monday Mingle!

  22. Super cute pillow! I love it! Thanks for linking it up to check me out saturday!

  23. Christina @ Floridays MomDecember 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Fabulous Knock off. I just love it!!! What great use of old clothes.


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