It’s time for another installment of “Rock Your Knock Off” where bloggers make less expensive versions of projects found in favorite catalogs. Since Christmas is just around the corner, this time the projects are holiday inspired.
It didn’t take long for me to find my inspiration, Pottery Barn’s Knotted Snowflake Embroidered Pillow Cover which retails for $59.50.
My Pottery Barn Knock Off version cost just $17.50. If I had eliminated the cording, the pillow cover would have been just $11.50.
What’s my secret? Instead of embroidering different sized knots, instead I used pom-poms in three sizes.
I knew I wanted a pair of pillows since I plan to use these on the wing backed chairs in my living room so I started by making two pillow covers with coordinating cording. (Click here for pillow cover directions.)
After I made the pillow covers, I positioned the pom-poms in a snowflake pattern and then glued them into place with craft glue. My pillows are similar but not exactly the same, just like snowflakes in nature!
The next time you see an expensive item in a catalog think about how you could make your own version. You may surprise yourself with how easy it can be!
Now it’s time to see what projects my friends knocked off for the holidays. I’m ready to be inspired!
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