14 Home Decor Products you can Totally DIY

14 Home Decor Products you can Totally DIY

I love stores like Antropologie, Urban Outfitters and West Elm as much as the next person, but I can't afford to decorate my whole home with their products. I pick and choose my must-have items to splurge on and, whenever possible, I DIY the rest based on my favorite store-bought pieces. Some home decor products have gorgeous DIY versions with full tutorials available online, so why not give it a try?!


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Make It: Pottery Barn Felt Wreath Pillow Knockoff

Felt Wreath Pillow

There’s knock offs and then there’s knock ons, (as in ‘right ons’), like Brandi’s interpretation of Pottery Barn’s new Jeweled Wreath Embroidered PIllow ($45), which couldn’t get much more ‘on’. To make it easier on herself, she used pre-purchased felt leaves and pom poms and (get this) her glue gun to make the motif. To see the entire process, head on over to Don’t Disturb This Groove. 

Here’s the original. Pretty fabulous, huh?

Spied at Knock Off Decor. Continue Reading

How to: Make a DWR Cellula Crystal Chandelier Knock-off

created at: 11/01/2011

Jackie fell in love with DWI’s Cellula chandelier, which is pictured above, but its $2,730 price tag made it OUT of reach. Jackie then went to work, starting off with a visit to IKEA where she snagged a Tidig pendant. From there it was just a matter of accumulating crystals.

DIY linear crystal chandelier

She used real glass crystals, which proved to be too heavy for the beading filament and crimp beads she intended to use to hang the beads, so she had to opt for 26 gauge wire. Continue Reading

How to: Make a Beautiful Faux Capiz Chandelier

created at: 09/13/2011

I am not ashamed to admit that I let out an audible gasp when I saw this knock-off chandelier project.  It is gorgeous!  And at over $200 less than its original inspiration, I’d call that a knock-out knock-off.  

When a high-end piece of lighting was too far out of her price range, Kelli just rolled up her sleeves and got to work.  After smoothing out a few glitches, her finished product is absolutely breathtaking. 

created at: 09/13/2011

What are those “Capiz” pieces?  Continue Reading

How to Make a Quatrefoil Lantern

created at: 08/08/2011

Nike had been pining over a lantern she’d seen at Ballard Design. The pricetag, however, was a little steep ($59-$79), so Nike decided to make one. You’ll never guess what she used to do it either. Have an idea? To see if you guessed right, take a look at the supplies list:     

  • a glue gun and glue
  • thumb tacks
  • an old key ring or wire, etc.
  • scissors
  • craft knife
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • black spray paint
  • 4 sheets of white vellum
  • 1 sheet of yellow/cream vellum
  • Nike’s PDF of the lantern pattern
  • 2 cardboard cereal boxes

Yup, it’s made out of CEREAL BOXES! Continue Reading

Guess The Knockoff! (And then Make One)

created at: 07/07/2011

created at: 07/07/2011

Knock offs are great, aren’t they? I’ve noticed, however, they usually go one of two ways. 1. They look just as good as the original or 2. they look almost as good as the original. In this case, I think the knock off looks BETTER than the original, (a print at World Market $129). Now, can you guess which is the original? Take a look at the knock off in situ:   

Painting for the non-artsy 008

The Two Girls used round sponge brushes to make the blossoms. Continue Reading

How to: Make Typographic Decorative Spheres

Letter and Number Spheres

I’m not sure what I’d do with a bunch of decorative spheres emblazoned with numbers and letters*, but I ADORE them. Suesan first spray painted 

ping pong balls then added vinyl letters to them; she then sealed them with a glossy clear coat. Her inspiration were Pier 1’s ABC 123 Spheres. 

For the entire tutorial, head on over to Frou-FruGal.

Via Knockoff Decor

*Put ’em in a big bowl?

Adirondack Chair Made of Pallets



Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just the pictures of the completed projects. Take, for example, this lounge chair. It could be an inexpensive alternative to a traditional Adirondack lawn chair. To help create your schematic, you might want to consider this evil-genius method of using Photoshop. Continue Reading

DIY Pottery Barn Multi-panel Mirror

Pottery Barn sells a multi-panel mirror that clocks in at 700 bananas. Mikael did a DIY version for—drum roll, please–60 dollars. The outcome is very hard to distinguish from the original. If you’d like to make one for yourself, just make a trip to Lowes with this list in hand:

  • a package or two of beveled mirror tiles
  • particle board
  • oil-rubbed bronze spray paint (Mikael used 2 cans)
  • clear protective satin
  • 1 x 3 – 10′ hemlock board for framing

Next, head on over to Living with Lindsay for the tutorial. Continue Reading